Country: Tunisia

Population: 10,276,158

Capital: Tunis

Time Zone: UTC+1

Currency Name: Tunisian dinar (TND)

Government Type: republic

Languages: Arabic (official and one of the languages of commerce), French (commerce)

Ethnic Breakdown: Arab 98%, European 1%, Jewish and other 1%

Religion: Muslim 98%, Christian 1%, Jewish and other 1%

Major Cities: Tunis, Sfax

Phone Country Code: 216

Health Concerns: food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea and hepatitis A, vectorborne diseases: may be a significant risk in some locations during the transmission season

Official Tourism Website: http://www.tourismtunisia.com/

High Travel Season: June - August

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, e

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), Islamic New Year, March 20 (Independence Day), March 21 (Youth Day), March 31 (Prophet's Anniversary), April 9 (Martyr's Day), May 1 (Labor Day), July 25 (Republic Day), August 13 (Women's Day), Ramadan, November 7 (New Era Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Tunisia represented desert planet Tatooine in the film Star Wars.