Tunisia

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Tunisia

Tunisia finds in the north of Africa, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Desert of the Sahara, and between Algeria and Libya. Near of 40 % of the surface of his territory is desértico, the another splits this constituted of fertile earths.

In the north, there are mountains and the climate is temperate, with soft winters and lluviosos and summers calurosos and dry. The rank of temperatures in the north oscillates between 34 and 6 ºC. In the south, there is empty that extend until the Sahara. Nevertheless, in spite of his aridez in the south, in the north exist forests of pines in the northwest and meadows, ideals for the livestock, in the noreste, as well as orchards and vineyards along the oriental coast.

Only 19% of the earth is arable, although 13% of the same is irrigada (est. 1993). Tunicia Is the smallest country of the states of the northwest of Africa. Tunisia occupies the put number 89 in the list of the most extensive countries of the planet. It has a total surface of 164 418 km². Of this surface, 155.360 km², that is to say, the 94,5 % of the total surface, are terrestrial. The rest, 9.058 km², the 5,5 %, are aquatic.

The highest point of Tunisia is the mountain Jebel Chambi, north of the city of Kasserine, and possesses 1.544 meters above sea level. The surface of the mountain is covered of pines.