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Kairouan - a city in northern Tunisia
Kairouan - a city in northern Tunisia

Kairouan

Kairouan is a city in northern Tunisia’s inland desert. It became a powerful trading hub and center of Islamic scholarship in the 9th century
Photo by Haythem Gataa

TUNISIA

Africa

TUNISIA

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    Capital:Tunis

    Location:Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Libya

    Currency:Tunisian dinars (TND)

    Area:163,610 sq km

    Population:11,811,335 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:Arabic (official, one of the languages of commerce), French (commerce), Berber (Tamazight); note - despite having no official status, French plays a major role in the country and is spoken by about two thirds of the population

    Religion:Muslim (official; Sunni) 99%, other (includes Christian, Jewish, Shia Muslim, and Baha'i) <1%

    TimeZone:UTC+1

    Tel Code:+216

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