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Tunisia
Tunisia
Tunisia

 

Capital: Tunis

Population: 10,499,780 as of 2013

Currency: Tunisian Dinar (TND) ( 1 USD = 1.58100 TND )

Time Zone: GMT +1

Calling Code: 216

Religion: Islam as the official state religion and requires the President to be Muslim. Tunisia also enjoys a significant degree of religious freedom, a right enshrined and protected in its constitution which guarantees the freedom to practice one's religion. The minority religion of Tunisia is Christianity and the rest adheres to Judaism.

Economy: Tunisia has a diverse economy, ranging from agriculture, mining, manufacturing, petroleum products and tourism. The industrial sector is mainly made up of clothing and footwear manufacturing, production of car parts, and electric machinery.

Climate: Tunisia has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Visiting is best in springtime, between mid-March and mid-May, with warm temperatures and November is when date harvests have just finished and some of the music festivals begin, so this time is perfect for visiting the desert.

The ruins of Carthage
Carthage was the capital of Phoenician government, and later also became the capital of the Roman government in the South of the Mediterranean Sea when mastering Tunisia

Ancient city of Tunis (Medina)
The area commonly called the old city of Medina. This area is surrounded by a wall fence with some of the main door and some of the smaller doors. Wall fence aims for keep the city from enemy attack.

Sidi Bou Said
Sidi Bou said is the name of a Sufi cleric who will bear the name of the residential places. This area consists of buildings that motivated Andalusia, the white buildings and blue doors and windows. Sidi Bou said in a position 10 km west of Tunis. Its location is high due to the hilltop area, is suitable to be for those who want to enjoy the beautiful views of Mediterranean Sea

Nabeul
Nabeul is also known as the administrative center of the Mediterranean coastal residents who have been hereditary since Roman times. For this reason, the city is also known as the Roman Neapolis.

Useful Tips: People should be addressed respectfully. Men are also supposed to show respect for each other. Traditional male dress included loose trousers and shirt, with perhaps a robe over that, and a red-felt skullcap.

Credit Cards: Major credit cards such as Visa, American Express and MasterCard are widely accepted at big shops, tourist hotels, car-rental agencies and banks.