Tunisia: General information, weather, seasons, time

General information about Tunisia

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Tunis (Tunisia) is a country in North Africa located on the Mediterranean coast. The official name of Tunisia is the Tunisian Republic. Refers to the Maghreb countries, including Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria and Libya.

On the North and East of Tunisia bordering the Mediterranean sea, bordered on the West by Algeria, on the South-East – with Libya. Among the North African States, this is the smallest state in area 163 610 sq km, which is about three and a half times more in Moscow region. The length of the country from North to South is 800 km, while its average width is only 150 km, the Length of sea coast is 1300 km.

The territory of Tunisia presented by the Atlas mountains in Northwest, lowlands near the coast and the uplands to the South, the rest of the territory is covered by savannas and, mostly, deserted. In the South lies the Sahara, which occupies about 40% of the territory of Tunisia. But the remaining 60% of the territory is not all covered with greenery.

Tourism in Tunisia has been actively developed relatively recently, in 1987, after years of political "differences." With the stabilization of the political situation in the country began to receive foreign investment, and Tunisia began to attract Europeans. In early 2011, tourism in Tunisia took a serious hit because of what happened there "Jasmine revolution", but now the situation has stabilized and tourists gradually began to return to the country. Of course, it would be wrong to say that tourism in Tunisia, the quality competes with Egypt and Turkey, but many tourists enjoy visiting it. The majority of tourists to Tunisia from European countries. Many of them come here on the weekend, some even in their cars (on the ferry). Russians among the tourists not so much.

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Tunisia offers a Mediterranean beaches and a rich history. Despite the fact that the dominant religion in the country – Islam, the country is considered a secular state, almost European. On sale in tourist areas you can find alcohol in hotels with this no problem at all. Most hotels have their own territory, within which the beach, pools, restaurants and bars, all kinds of entertainment. Outside of the hotels and tourist areas entertainment is hard to find. Perhaps, in addition to sightseeing and shopping at local markets, there will just do nothing. However, the hotels and resort areas offer everything your heart desires, and even nightly entertainment.

Vacationers are such sports activities as water skiing, catamarans, Windsurfing, snorkeling; excursions; Golf. A very popular and affordable thalassotherapy, which not only help to rejuvenate the body, reduce weight, relieve nervous tension, improve the body's metabolic processes. The locals towards tourists is very friendly. At the entrance to the store, shop, hotel and other buildings are taken Hello. As a Muslim country, it is advisable to study its main national characteristics.

You can pick up tours to Tunisia online on the page "search for tours in Tunisia." With regard to independent travel in Tunisia, the situation is not simple. Unfortunately, the cost of scheduled flights to Tunisia are comparable, if not higher, with the cost of packaged tours which include flights and hotel accommodation. Transport in Tunisia is not very developed, and in most cases economical, tourists will have to travel by taxi. The population in non-tourist areas are not accustomed to seeing tourists, which is why in such places you will be riveted General attention. And to find a budget hotel for "sleep and go on" here to find easy. However, if you are planning to visit Tunisia on their own, on the pages of our website you will find the necessary information for this.

The City Of Tunis

The capital city of Tunisia.

Major cities – Tunis, Sfax, Sousse, Bizerte, Ariana.

The main resorts of Hammamet, Sousse, Monastir, Mahdia, Tabarka, Djerba island.

The lowest point in Tunisia, SCHOTT El Garza (17 m below sea level) and the highest, Jebel Chambi (1544 m).

Tunisia also belong to the island of Djerba and the Carcano in the Gulf of gabès.

The state system

Tunisia is a presidential Republic with a unicameral Parliament. The head of state is the President, who is elected by popular vote of citizens for 5 years. He is also commander in chief of the army and appoints Government members and the Prime Minister.

Legislative power is exercised by the Chamber of deputies, the elected body, elected for 5 years. Executive power is exercised by the President with the assistance of the Government, headed by the Prime Minister. The judiciary is independent and provides a single system of national secular court.

The Tunisian Economy

Over the past few years, the economic performance of Tunisia has been steadily growing. There has been a growth industry garment, textile, iron and steel. Recently, active development of oil fields. Tunisia is a major producer and exporter of phosphates, figs and olive oil in the world.

The economy is based on agriculture (cultivation of crops, vegetables, fruit, tropical crops, livestock) and tourism.

Among the countries of the African continent, Tunisia stands out with a fairly high standard of living, about 60% of the population is "middle class".

The Population Of Tunisia

The country is home to more than 10.5 million people. The population of Tunisia is derived from an ancient North African tribe of Berbers and profess Sunni Islam. Islam is the state religion of Tunisia.

The majority of the population (97%) – Arabs, 1% – Berbers, 1.5% Circassians, there is a small portion of Jews, Christians, Catholics. In the cities of Tunis and Bizerte there are Orthodox churches, there is even a Jewish community.

The Language Of Tunisia

The official language of the Republic of Tunisia is Arabic, along with them used French. In the travel business sometimes also used in English and German. But to meet a local resident, something able to understand English - a great success.

Weather of Tunisia, the tourist seasons

The climate of Tunisia have significant influence located near the Mediterranean sea and the Sahara desert, so in the North and along the coast it is subtropical Mediterranean, and in the South and inland areas — tropical desert.

Weather in the country throughout the year relatively comfortable. Average summer temperatures range from 25C to 32C, and average winter – from 8S to 12S. On the coast the summer heat is easier because of the sea breeze. The swimming season lasts from may to September.

Precipitation falls mainly in the winter months, especially a lot of them - in the mountainous areas, the desert may not be for several years.

Best time to visit Tunisia beach holidays – from late April to June and from September to October. At this time the average temperature is 25C and the water temperature is 22C. In the period from July to August is very hot, because air wind blowing from the Saharan winds bringing scorching, the air is heated to 40C and above.

For a sightseeing holiday in Tunisia will suit any time of the year. But keep in mind that in January and February the water temperature and air average 10C, the rains; in March-April the air warms up to 20 ° C in may-June and September-October – up to 28C; November-December cold to 15C, possible torrential rains. In the desert the nights can be freezing. Therefore, going to Tunisia for holiday tour, don't forget to bring warm clothes.

The time in Tunisia

The time in Tunisia is behind Moscow 2 hours in summer and winter. Daylight saving time in Tunisia is not possible.

Current time in Tunis:

Useful information about Tunisia

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While working museums. The museums of Tunis work all days except Monday, from 9.00 to 16.30.

Working time of shops. Tunisia shops are open weekdays in winter from 09.00 to 12.00 and from 15.00 to 19.00, in summer from 08.00 to 12.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00. During the Muslim holiday of Ramadan is usually installed a special mode of operation: from 09.00 to 13.00 and from 19.00 to 21.00.

Electricity in Tunisia. Voltage 220V, frequency 50 Hz. Sockets are standard European.

Communication in Tunisia. In Tunisia, a sufficient number of payphones that says "Taxiphones" and meeting points "Taxiphon internationale", which have access to the international line. Call offices operate from 08.00 to 22.00. Payment of international calls made with coins in 1 Dinar, inner 1/2 of a Dinar and 100 millimes. Exchange of money can be produced from the employee negotiating item. Call from a public pay phone is much cheaper than with the hotel phone, about three times.

To call to Russia you need to dial (00), code of Russia (7), area code and subscriber number. For calls to Tunisia you need to dial (8) (10), code of Tunisia (216), area code and subscriber number.

As for the Internet, he is everywhere, but, as a rule, paid.

Useful numbers:

  • The Russian Embassy in Tunisia — (71) 88-24-58
  • Embassy of Tunisia in Moscow — (495) 691-28-58
  • Police: 197
  • Fire service — 198
  • Ambulance — 190 or around the clock 846, 767

Tipping in Tunisia. Tipping is usually 10% of the order value in the restaurant, if they are not automatically included in the bill. If you wish to thank for services rendered they make up from 0.5 to 1 Dinar – porter, maid, from 3 to 5 dinars – bus drivers, guides. Even can round the amount you pay in a taxi in a big way.

Visits to mosques. Tunisia is a Muslim state, but because when visiting mosques stands at the entrance to check the possibility to go inside the representatives of other religions. In most cases the entrance to the main rooms of the mosques of infidels is forbidden, however, at the entrance to the area, you may not promptly notify, and you will pay for a walk around the mosque.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin 04 Oct 2017, 17:55
With the rest I can agree, but not with this. Nothing European in the capital, neither in architecture, nor the atmosphere nor the service. ...
yulkashpulka 25 may 2017, 21:16
You can relax anywhere and any time. It's clear that no time will change my opinion about a country you want to visit. But while prices are reasonable in most cases, where you can fly, you can book tickets. This is now not a problem fly.kiev.ua/ . The Internet and places, and the number of people and where for how long and in what numbers to book, so you can reserve, and then already to think, and even if you change your mind in a certain place, you can always cancel my reservation and change to a different place flight. ...
nausla 26 may 2017, 05:37
And most importantly to make a hyperactive facilitator turnover of the travel Agency. ...
Sergeyjiji 26 may 2017, 21:59
I agree with you! ...
yulkashpulka 27 may 2017, 10:47
As they say, if you ask for, then you can always choose the place where you want to go and will always find an opportunity there to fly. The goal is what matters! ...
nausla 28 may 2017, 22:19
In Hiking and mountaineering there is a notion of "fanatical goal achievement".
And the main is not a goal, it's a sign opposite to common sense, and the ability to understand in time the need to return.
But to come and die it is for infantile Amateurs.
So the goal is important but not important. ...
elena77pol 15 Nov 2017, 02:43
I agree completely. Don't know how then, but I was in Tunisia just two months ago. Dirt and devastation. Although the overall holiday was very pleased. The sea is fantastic. El JEM shook and subdued. Carthage saw a little, but it was enough to feel the spirit of history ...
18 Dec 2017, 16:03
in Tunisia there are every year in August
lovely stay
and look at what is
the first thing to recommend
this is the mosaic Museum,the world's second largest ,after the Roman
then the Coliseum
Opera house in the capital
a bit further the Opera house, on the main Avenue of Tunis ,on the right is the Church with magnificent stained glass Windows
and much more
be sure to visit this country ...
Andreypopov 16 Jan 2018, 06:12
And now I, too, was curious, and I wondered, can take and buy your tickets here and fly to Tunisia, to take the girl and a couple of our friends and fly to scout out the situation, I think it will be very interesting, especially so as to describe what it is lovely stay, very interested in me, so today and tell them about my plans, and I think that they will not mind, so if that, before the meeting in Tunisia. ...
admin 16 Jan 2018, 07:58
I believe that is primarily desert. And the mosaic Museum I nearly slept. You know, it's valuable and I do love museums, all around, but somehow boring and monotonous it was, IMHO. ...