Geographically, Tunisia contains the eastern end of the Atlas Mountains and the northern reaches of the Saharadesert. Much of the rest of the country’s land is fertile soil. Its 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) of coastline includes the African conjunction of the western and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Basin and, by means of the Sicilian Straitand Sardinian Channel, features the African mainland’s second and third nearest points to Europe after Gibraltar.

2010 – Tunis, Africa