Area: 162,155 sq. Km
Coast line: 1,298 Km
Climate: Mediterranean (semi arid in the interior, arid in the South). Average températures : December 11.4°C, July 29.3°C.
Population: 10.9 Million inh.
Official language: Arabic
Time zone: GMT + 1
Main cities: Sfax, Sousse, Béja, Bizerte, Jendouba, Gabès, El Kef, Nabeul, Médenine, Kairouan…
Currency: Tunisian Dinar (TND)
Public holiday: March 20 (Indep., 1956)
Religion: Moslems (98% of pop.), Jews, Christians
Language: The Tunisian people converse in the Arabic language yet many speak French fluently. English, German and Italian are often spoken.
Telephone: Country code 216 + number (8 digits)
Exchange: The Tunisian Dinar is divided into 1,000 millimes. It may neither be imported nor exported. Euro 1 = TND 3 approx.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Eurocard, Amex, Diner’s Club.
International airports: Tunis, Monastir, Djerba, Sfax, Tabarka, Tozeur, Gafsa, Gabès, Enfidha.