Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tunisia, April's Virtual Paint Out

Tunisia, in northeast Africa, covers 64,000 sq mi. and has a population of about 11 million people. It is bordered by Algeria, Libya and the Mediterranean Sea. It is an ancient culture dating back to 5000 BC.

The northern mountainous region has mild rainy winters and hot dry summers. The fertile eastern coast is one of the world's premier regions for olive cultivation. The flat south and central plains are semi-arid, merging into the Sahara Desert.

A Code of Personal Status was adopted shortly after Tunisia’s independence from France in 1956. This law gives women full legal status and applies to all Tunisians regardless of their religion. This remains one of the most progressive civil codes in North Africa and the Muslim world.

Education is given a high priority. A basic education for children between the ages of 6 to 16 has been compulsory since 1991. While children generally acquire Tunisian Arabic at home, when they enter school at age 6, they are taught to read and write in Standard Arabic. At the age of 7 they are taught French, while English is introduced at the age of 8.

Dar Elbidha, Tunisia, 9x12, oil
Dar Elbidha is a luxurious resort on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

This painting is available in my Ebay Store - Virtual Paint Out.

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