National Geographic : 1937 Mar
350 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Toujane Metameur Medenine ta V e ardo- La Goulette _____ __- - - r- 33 - I d e 'Douirat 0I2345678 0 50 100 I STATUTE MILES STATUTE MILES 10 LONGITUDE EAST II OF GREENWICH SQUEEZED BETWEEN SAHARA AND THE SEA, TUNISIA IS LARGER THAN PENNSYLVANIA No mere romantic desert land, this rich French Protectorate ships wines, dates, olive oil, phosphates, and other products, some in competition with those of the mother country. Many Tunisian exports to France must pay duty; others, like native rugs, may enter duty free. Tunis, the capital (inset), was a small town when ancient Carthage ruled northern Africa. Sheltered from the sea by a shallow lake, this city of the Beys once derived its main revenue from piracies (page 344).