Where is it?: Tunisia is in northern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Libya
Why do people go here?: Sunseekers from Europe come to Tunisia for affordable prices and Mediterranean beaches
What are the main entry points?: Most people fly from Europe into Tunis, the capital. There are also ferries from Italy and France
Currency used: Dinar
Country Code for Phones: 216
Area codes for Major Cities: Tunis 1, Sfax 4
Religion: Muslim 99%, Christian 1%
Population: 10.3 million
Ethnic Breakdown: Arab 98%, Christian 1%, Jew !%
Languages: Arabic, French
Major Cities: Tunis, Sfax
Attractions: Tunis, Dougga
Tourism Office locations and links: Tunisia-Tourist Office, 1 Av Mohamed V Tunis, Tunisia, 216-1-341-077; //www.tourismtunisia.com/
Health Issues: Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis
Tips for Visiting
When to go: Although very warm, Tunisia can be visited in the main tourist months from June to September. If you want less crowds and a cooler climate, visit between December and February.
Common Phrases: Greetings: Salam Aleikum, Greetings (response): wa aleikum as-salam, Thank You: Shukran, How much?: kem?, Yes: nam, No: nam
Specific Events/Holidays: Independence Day: March 20, Republic Day: July 25, Various Islamic Holidays
Getting Around: Buses are the easiest way to see Tunisia. Trains are efficient if you are headed south
Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Tunisia is the Tunis-Carthage International Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the Tunisia travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.