Tunisia Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: Tunisia

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 !%

Government: Republic

Languages: Arabic, French

Travel Information

Major Cities: Tunis, Sfax

Attractions: Tunis, Dougga

Accomodation: Tunisia Hostels, Tunisia Hotels

Tourism Office locations and links: Tunisia-Tourist Office, 1 Av Mohamed V Tunis, Tunisia, 216-1-341-077; //www.tourismtunisia.com/

Off-the-Beaten-Path: Mahdia

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.

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