Here's a Tunisian colouring flag for the kids - a nice and simple design which requires only a red colouring pencil!
Learn about Tunisia with the kids in our easy fact format, then print off a flag or two and try our location worksheets!
Roman remains in Tunisia
A Little Geography:
- Tunisia is the smallest country northwest Africa. It borders Algeria to the west and southwest and Libya to the southeast. On its north and east lies the Mediterranean Sea.
- Tunisia's most northern point, Cape Angela, is the most northern point on the African continent.
- Tunisia has a population of approximately 12 million. Its capital city is Tunis.
- Until the late 20th century, oil and natural gas were Tunisia's main export. Now farming is important, with vegetables, citrus fruit, figs and olives being well suited to the climate and fertile soil.
- Arabic is the official language, but French is spoken widely.
- The Atlas Mountains lie in the east of the country and the Sahara desert in the north.
- A gentle, dry climate, blue skies and sea and many beautiful beaches make Tunisia a popular tourist destination.
Tourist resort in Tunisia
A Little History:
- Tunisia has a stormy history!
- In ancient times, Tunisia was inhabited by the Berbers - an ethnic North African group. In the 12th century BC, the Phoenician's came to the country and founded Carthage.
- The Romans took control in 146 BC and occupied Tunisia for the net 800 years, introducing Christianity and leaving behind a rich collection of Roman remains.
- Tunisia was then conquered by the Muslims in 697, followed by the Ottoman Empre in the mid 16th century. After 300 years of Ottoman rule, the French colonised the country in 1881 and kept control until the Tunisian Republic was formed in 1957.
- Since 2011 the country has been a democracy, holding regular parliamentary elections. Women hold about 30% of seats, which is rare for the Arab world.
More Interesting Facts:
- About 98% of the country are Muslims.
- Tunisia is the world's 4th largest olive oil producer.
- Football is the most popular sport. The national team is known as "The Eagles of Carthage".
The Tunisian Flag
The flag of Tunisia features the crescent and star of Islam in white on a red background. The flag was officially adopted in 1835.
Our Tunisia Printables
There are five different sizes of the Tunisian flag in this printable, perfect for all kinds of different projects.
Find and learn Tunisia's location on a map of Africa, as well as its capital city, with the help of these two worksheets. The guided one helps!
Seeing Tunisia highlighted in red on our simplified outline map of Africa certainly puts its size and position into perspective.