TUNISIA is the smallest country in North-Africa. It is famous for having been one of the sites of the ancient Phoenician civilization. Carthage was the new center of the maritime trade empire and the largest metropolis in the world at that time. It was the home of Hannibal, the ancient Carthaginian general and statesman and deadly rival of Rome.
More recently, Tunisia has become known as a popular, affordable BEACH DESTINATION with an oriental flair that has had a thriving tourism industry since the 1960s.