Flag of Tunisia

Flag of Tunisia

  • Officially ยป Tunisian Republic
  • Capital ยป Tunis

    Facts

    • Population ยป 11.5 million
    • Languages ยป Arabic (official), French
    • Religion ยป Islam
    • Life expectancy ยป 74 years (men), 78 years (women)
    • Currency ยป Tunisian Dinar (TND)

    Geography

    • Area ยป 164,150 sq km (63,378 sq miles)
    • At the centre of North Africa, Tunisia is bordering the Mediterranean Sea to the north and Sahara Desert to the south. It shares land borders with Algeria and Libya.
    Map of Tunusia (Source ยป France, July 2021)

    Map of Tunisia (Source ยป France, July 2021)

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    Economy

    • Tunisia is more prosperous than its neighbours. Agriculture employs a large part of the workforce and tourism is a key sector.

    Tourism

    • Canadians do not require a visa to visit Tunisia for fewer than 90 days. (Canada)
    • List of World Heritage Sites in Tunisia (Wikipedia)
    • In the capital, Tunis, the Bardo Museum has archaeological exhibits from Roman mosaics to Islamic art.
      • The cityโ€™s medina quarter encompasses the massive Al-Zaytuna Mosque and a thriving souk.
    • To the east, the site of ancient Carthage features the Antonine Baths and other ruins, plus artifacts at the Carthage National Museum.

    Overland

    • Obtain from Border and Customs officials a “Authorization de Circulation pour un Vehicule Automobile” for the length of the visa. Typically, this will be 3 months. (Source, Mar 2020)
    • There is a ferry from Palermo, Italy to Tunis (2020)

    Insurance

    • Obtain insurance in Tunis at “Star Insurance”, located at Devant Galerie 7, Avenue de Paris. (Source, Mar 2020)

    Notes

    • Tunisia has banned plastic bags
    • Tunisia gained independence from France in 1956.

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