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Tunisia: Into the heart of the desert
Tunisia is a country in North Africa belonging to the Maghreb region. It is the smallest country in the Maghreb, located between the eastern foothills of the Atlas mountain chain and the Mediterranean Sea. Approximately 40% of this country is composed of the Sahara desert, while the rest is fertile land suitable for agriculture. Among Tunisia's tourist attractions are its cosmopolitan capital city of Tunis, the ancient ruins of Carthage, the Muslim and Jewish quarters of Djerba, and coastal resorts outside of Monastir.