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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 

Capital: Tunis 

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.

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