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Tunisia

Description of Tunisia

Tunisia represents beautiful white beaches, green oases and yellow sands of the Sahara, behind which one can see sharp mountain peaks. The mild Mediterranean climate, clean and warm Mediterranean Sea, modern hotels covered with greenery, irreproachable service, numerous preserved monuments of centuries-old history of Tunisia, the most interesting excursions and gourmet national cuisine - everything will allow you really enjoy your stay in this beautiful country. Tunisia has all the conditions for water sports, horseback riding, fishing, and boat trips on cutters. Old national traditions and European lifestyle are well combined in Tunisia.

Tunisia is a country located in North Africa. It shares borders with Libya in the south and Algeria in the west. In the north and east is washed by the Mediterranean Sea. The country occupies an area of ​​163,610 square kilometers. Tunisia also includes the Djerba and Carcan Islands in the Gulf of Gabes. Tunisia is divided into four topographical regions. In the north, the country is crossed by the low Atlas Mountains with a height ranging from 610 to 1520 m. The only major river of the country Madzharda crosses the region from west to east and flows into the Gulf of Tunis. Southward from the mountains is the plateau with an average height of about 610 m. Further to the south, salt lakes, known as shatt or chott, are located. Some of the lakes are below sea level. In the very south lies the Sahara, occupying about 40% of the territory of Tunisia.

The monetary unit of the country is a Tunisian dinar; one dinar consists of 1000 milliemes. The country also has the old and new banknotes with a face value of 5, 10, 20 and 30 dinars, and also coins of 1 dinar or 500, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 milliemes. There are almost no coins of 1 millieme.

Some facts about Tunisia

Population of country 10,589,025 people
Area of Tunisia 163,610 sq. kilometers
Located on the continent Africa (AF)
Capital of Tunisia Tunis
Currency at Tunisia Dinar (TND)
Domain Zone .tn
Phone country code 216
FIPS code of Tunisia TS

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More information about Tunisia

Climate of Tunisia:
  • temperate in north with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers
  • desert in south
Terrain of Tunisia:
  • mountains in north
  • hot, dry central plain
  • semiarid south merges into the Sahara
Tunisia also has such useful resources as: petroleum, phosphates, iron ore, lead, zinc, salt.

Top cities of Tunisia


City Name Population State Coordinates
1 Tunis 693,210 people Gouvernorat de Tunis 36.81897 x 10.16579
2 Sfax 277,278 people Gouvernorat de Sfax 34.74056 x 10.76028
3 Sousse 164,123 people Gouvernorat de Sousse 35.82539 x 10.63699
4 Midoun 120,000 people Gouvernorat de Medenine 33.80813 x 10.99228
5 Kairouan 119,794 people Gouvernorat de Kairouan 35.6781 x 10.09633
6 Bizerte 115,268 people Gouvernorat de Bizerte 37.27442 x 9.87391
7 Gabes 110,075 people Gouvernorat de Gabes 33.88146 x 10.0982
8 Kasserine 81,987 people Gouvernorat de Kasserine 35.16758 x 8.83651
9 Gafsa 81,232 people Gouvernorat de Gafsa 34.425 x 8.78417
10 La Goulette 79,795 people Gouvernorat de Tunis 36.81806 x 10.305
11 Zarzis 79,316 people Gouvernorat de Medenine 33.50398 x 11.11216
12 Monastir 71,546 people Gouvernorat de Monastir 35.78333 x 10.83333
13 La Mohammedia 66,593 people Gouvernorat de Tunis 36.67446 x 10.15633
14 Al Marsa 65,640 people Gouvernorat de Tunis 36.87818 x 10.32466
15 Masakin 64,563 people Gouvernorat de Sousse 35.72917 x 10.58082
16 Saqanis 64,222 people Gouvernorat de Monastir 35.78333 x 10.8
17 Houmt Souk 62,583 people Gouvernorat de Medenine 33.87576 x 10.85745
18 Tataouine 62,577 people Gouvernorat de Tataouine 32.92967 x 10.45177
19 Douane 60,192 people Gouvernorat de Nabeul 36.44766 x 10.7557
20 Beja 57,233 people Gouvernorat de Beja 36.72564 x 9.18169
21 Nabeul 56,387 people Gouvernorat de Nabeul 36.45606 x 10.73763
22 Al Hammamat 53,733 people Gouvernorat de Nabeul 36.4 x 10.61667
23 Jendouba 51,408 people Gouvernorat de Jendouba 36.50114 x 8.78024
24 El Kef 47,979 people Gouvernorat de Kef 36.17424 x 8.70486
25 Hammam-Lif 47,760 people Gouvernorat de Tunis 36.72866 x 10.34163
26 Oued Lill 47,101 people Gouvernorat de Tunis 36.83408 x 10.04057
27 Menzel Bourguiba 46,245 people Gouvernorat de Bizerte 37.15368 x 9.78594
28 Mahdia 45,977 people Gouvernorat de Mahdia 35.50472 x 11.06222
29 Zouila 44,349 people Gouvernorat de Mahdia 35.50056 x 11.06056
30 Rades 44,298 people Gouvernorat de Tunis 36.76806 x 10.27528

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