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The city of Tunis in northern Africa

02-04-2018


The city of Tunis in northern Africa Today’s Video of the Day comes from the European Space Agency (ESA) and features a look Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, in northern Africa.

These images were captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite and include the surrounding wetlands and the Mediterranean’s Gulf of Tunis, which provides protection for the city.

Also visible between the city and the gulf is Lake Tunis, which covers 37 square kilometers. Tunisian culture is a product of more than three thousand years of history and an important multi-ethnic influx. Ancient Tunisia was a major civilization crossing through history; different cultures, civilizations and multiple successive dynasties contributed to the culture of the country over centuries with a varying degrees of influence.

The western hemisphere is west of the prime meridian and east of the International Date Line. The Americas, the western part of the British Isles (including Ireland and Wales), and the northwestern part of Africa are landmasses in the western hemisphere. Tunisia was a colony of France until 1958. Tunisia is a republic. The first president ensured that Tunisia is a secular country. He made appoint of eating his dinner in the middle of the day during Ramadan.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: European Space Agency (ESA)

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