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Customs and Traditions of Tunisia

Customs and Traditions of Tunisia

Language and religion Official language of Tunisia is Arabic, along with it, French is used – most of the locals know it. English, Italian and German are also widely spoken. According to Countryaah, the state religion is Sunni Islam. It is practiced by 95% of the population. Also on the territory of the country you can meet representatives of the Christian and Jewish faiths. During the period of the French protectorate, Jews were considered the most prosperous and influential stratum…

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Customs and Traditions of Tanzania

Customs and Traditions of Tanzania

Population and religion According to Countryaah, the population at the time of the last census in 2009 is 38 million people. Natural growth annually increases the number of inhabitants by 2-3%. As in most African countries, large families are often found in Tanzania. According to statistics, on average, every woman in the country gives birth to four children in her life. The ethnic composition of the country is mainly represented by the indigenous peoples of the Negroid race. About 1%…

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Customs and Traditions of Seychelles

Customs and Traditions of Seychelles

The inhabitants of the Seychelles practically do not have their own original culture. However, the culture of the natives of the African continent has perfectly taken root on the islands. Population According to Countryaah, the population of the Seychelles is 81 thousand people. The bulk of the population are Creoles, a race that has existed for only two centuries. Creoles appeared due to a mixture of English and French colonists with the descendants of slaves taken from Madagascar and the…

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Customs and Traditions of Morocco

Customs and Traditions of Morocco

Language The official language of Morocco is Arabic, but French is used very often in the country. Some of the locals speak English and Spanish. Spanish is especially spoken in the vicinity of the city of Fes. Religious Features The main religion of the country is Islam. The number of Sunni Muslims is 99%, Christians – 0.8% and Jews – 0.2%. Moroccans are a very hospitable nation, which is not surprising, because religion obliges them to treat the guest with…

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Customs and Traditions of Mauritius

Customs and Traditions of Mauritius

Population According to Countryaah, the population of the republic is approximately 1.12 million people. The first largest ethnic group is the Indo-Mauritians, about 675 thousand people (more than 55%), the second group is the Creoles (approximately 30%). Creoles live, as a rule, in cities and constitute a layer of society of specialists, merchants, petty officials. The population of Mauritius is also made up of Chinese and French. The Chinese, mostly, have their own shops and own gambling business. The French…

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Customs and Traditions of Egypt

Customs and Traditions of Egypt

Population and religion According to Countryaah, the vast majority of the population of Egypt refers to the Arabized descendants of the ancient Egyptians. Among ethnic minorities there are Nubians, Bedouins and nomadic tribes. More than 90% of the population of Egypt professes Islam, there are Copts in the country – Christians. The Muslim faith has a great influence on customs, etiquette and generally accepted norms of behavior. A tourist who is going to visit Egypt, it is advisable to know…

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About Mozambique

About Mozambique

Not so long ago, by modern standards, Mozambique, which emerged from the crisis of the civil war, is developing at a high pace and offers foreign guests more and more comfortable options for recreation and entertainment. And there is something to see here: these are the world’s oldest archaeological finds dating back 2 million years, the best diving sites near Matemo Island, the fabulous nature of Bazaruto Island, deep sea fishing and many other beauties that you have to discover….

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Libya Territory and History

Libya Territory and History

TERRITORY: MORPHOLOGY According to itypeusa, Libya occupies the central section of northern Africa, overlooking the Mediterranean with a generally straight and sandy coast, which in the center curves into the wide gulf of Sirte (or Sidra); to the S the country goes right into the heart of the Sahara, here marked by the last offshoots of the Tassili and Tibesti. The two narrow coastal strips on the sides of the gulf roughly correspond, with the immediate hinterland, to the historical…

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Cameroon Territory

Cameroon Territory

(Republic of Cameroon; République du Cameroun). Central African state (475,442 km²). Capital: Yaoundé. Administrative division: provinces (10). Population: 19,521,600 (2009 estimate). Language: French and English (official), Bantu, Sudanese dialects, Semibantu. Religion: Catholics 27.4%, animists / traditional beliefs 22.2%, Muslims 20%, Protestants 20.2%. Monetary unit: CFA franc (100 cents). Human Development Index: 0.523 (153rd place). Borders: Nigeria (N and W), Chad (NE), Central African Republic (E), Republic of Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea (S), Atlantic Ocean (Gulf of Guinea) (W). Member…

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Fes Medina (World Heritage)

Fes Medina (World Heritage)

Magnificent mosques, winding streets and picturesque squares characterize the old town of Fez, one of the best preserved medieval cities in North Africa. The city, which has become rich through handicrafts and trade, is still of great cultural and religious importance and one of the four important royal cities of the country. Central buildings include the tomb of Moulay Idris II, the sixteen-aisled Karawijin Mosque, the Medresen Bou-Inanija, Seffarin, Attarin and the Dyers’ Quarter. Fez medina: facts Official title: Medina…

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