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Tunisia travel guide, general information, climate, time zone, phone calls, documents required, when to go there.

Tunisia in brief

  • Capital: Tunis
  • Surface area in square kilometers: 163.610
  • Population: 10.175.014
  • Religion: Muslim, with a minority of Catholics and Jews

Where is Tunisia

Tunisia is located in northern Africa and it borders to west by Algeria and to the south east with Libya. To the north and east looks the Mediterranean Sea.

Territory of Tunisia

The territory of Tunisia going from coastal plains to the desert area of ​​the south through the highlands mixed plains and mountain ranges. The country despite having a limited extension presents various geographical aspects ranging from a mountainous area north to a desert area in the south. The northwestern part consists of bundles of chains of moderate elevation headed northeast, crossed by fertile valleys, including the valley of Medjerda, the major river of Tunisia. Eastward pads slope in a low-lying area, interrupted by small hills, which runs near the Mediterranean coast to the Gulf of Gabes. The northeastern coast exhausted in the central part of the country with a band of depressions and hollows saline calls chotts (the largest is the Chott Djerid), which forms the boundary line with the southern part crossed the Sahara desert in longitudinally by the modest heights of Ksour. Along the coast (rocky in the first section and then sand) there are the Gulf of Tunis, Hammamet and Gabès that encompasses the islands of Djerba and Kerkenna.


Medjerda the river flowing in its fertile valley, until it flows in the Mediterranean Sea north of Tunis, it is the only permanent watercourse in Tunisia.


The northern part of the country is characterized by a Mediterranean climate with hot summers, mild winters and discrete rainfall. Heading south gradually increases the dryness and the weather gets warmer until it assumed characters distinctly desert.


Over the centuries the coasts of Tunisia, low and rich in inlets, were an easy landing for the Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, Ottomans and French at different times dominated this country, originally inhabited by Berber tribes. The current population is composed mainly of Arab-Berber. There are always isolated groups of Berbers who live in the south of the country.

Time zone

UTC/GMT +1 hour


Arabic is the official language of Tunisia.


Tunisian economy emerge as agriculture, manufacturing, energy and services. Significant, in the agricultural sector, the export of olive oil, thanks to excellent production of olives, which along with cereals, tomatoes, lemons, grapes, fruits and dates are among the main agricultural products of this country. Many food products have to be imported. From the standpoint of mining are important phosphate deposits in addition to small reserves of natural gas and oil fields. In the industrial sector there are plants for the processing of phosphates, chemical plants, mechanical industries and especially textile and leather. Tourism plays a major role in the Tunisian economy.

When you go to Tunisia

For a holiday in Tunisia in July and August are the hottest period and expensive. Spring is a good season to visit this country.

Travel Documents

A passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Tunisia.
To certain nationalities Visa is required.


Calling Code: 00216


Electricity Supply is 220/240 volts-50Hz.


The Tunisian dinar -TND- is the official currency of Tunisia.