Tunisia Geography

Located at the northernmost tip of the African Continent, Tunisia spreads over an area of 164000 km². Given its small size, Tunisia's contrasting biological diversity is remarkable: over a distance of only a few hundred kilometers, one can pass from a Saharan landscape to lush cork oak forest which is easily accomplished by car in less than a day's time! In addition, Tunisia is surrounded by approximately 750 miles of coastline, given the highest ratio of coastline to total surface area of all the countries in Africa. Tunisia lies within two hours of most European capitals and has air links with a total of 50 cities. Its seven international airports are served by flights by major international airlines and by TUNISAIR, Tunisia's own airline, which enjoys an excellent safety record. Unfortunately, there are still no direct flights from and to Pakistan.

Geographical Location

Tunisia occupies the eastern portion of the great bulge of North Africa. It is bounded on the west by Algeria, on the north and east by the Mediterranean Sea, and on the southeast by Libya. Tunisia is at the crossroads of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Surface and Relief

Covering a surface of 162,155 Km², Tunisia has an impressing coastline of 1300 km open on the Mediterranean. The country offers various landscapes, which considerably differ, ranging from mountainous regions in the North and West, steppes in the Center, wide plains in the North East (Sahel) to a desert zone in the South. The average altitude is of 700m with a highest peak at 1,544 m (Châambi).

Climate and Vegetation

The climate is Mediterranean in the North and on the East coast, semiarid in the inland and Saharan in the South. Average temperatures vary between 11.4°C (December) and 29.3°C (July). Rainfalls are irregular and concentrated during the cold season (3/4 of the total yearly rainfall): North 800 mm, South 50 to 150 mm. A forest floor in the North and dominant olive trees plants in the Center and Sahel and date palm trees in the south. The main water streams are Oued Medjerda and Oued Méliane.

Tunisia unites various geographical, climatic and cultural characteristics that make it ideal for lovers of areas where the sea, mountains and forests overlap. Indeed, Tunisia’s dazzling sites and its landscape are combined in a small area which comprises the mysterious enchantment of the Saharan oases of Tozeur, Nefta and Douz, the snowy loneliness of the forests at Ain Draham, the excitement of the beaches of Hammamet, Sousse and Monastir, the Polynesian magic of the Island of Djerba and the secret attractions of Sidi-Bou-Said, which is lost in time on its rock overlooking one of the most beautiful gulfs in the world.

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Celebration of the 62nd anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Tunisia (20th of March)

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