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Land and Resources, Vegetation and Animal Life

esparto grass, date palms, wild grasses, juniper trees, extreme south

The plant life of Tunisia, particularly that found in the coastal region, is similar to that of southern Europe. The fertile, well-watered regions of the north are characterized by flourishing vineyards and by dense forests of cork oak, pine, and juniper trees. Farther south, the semiarid conditions support a steppe vegetation dominated by wild grasses, notably esparto grass, and a wide variety of shrubs. In the arid regions of the extreme south, date palms flourish in oases. Among the wildlife found in the country are hyena, wild boar, jackal, gazelle, and hare. Several varieties of poisonous snakes, including cobras and horned vipers, are also present.



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esparto grass, date palms, wild grasses, juniper trees, extreme south, jackal, cobras, oases, hyena, gazelle, coastal region, wild boar, arid regions, pine, north, country

 
 

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