Overview of Tunisia Last updated on
Monday 26th April 2010
Republic of Tunisia (Aj-jamhouryya At-tonisyya)
Type of government
Tunis (capital), Sfax, Sousse, Bizerte.
163,610 sq. km
9.4 million (1999)
Demographic growth rate
Arabic (official), French is widely spoken, some English and Italian
Sunni Islam (with the existence of Christian and Jewish communities)
Tunisian Dinar (TD1.34=US$1)
Crude oil, phosphate, iron ore, lead, zinc, salt
The voltage is 220V, except for some places in the extreme south where it is 110
Weights and measures
Banks: 8:00-11:00am/2:00-5:00pm Mon. to Thurs.; 8:00am-11: 00am/1:00pm-3: 00pm Fri
Many banks close in the afternoons in summer. In Tunis, some banks have extended hours, and in most tourist resorts money can be changed in hotels and bureau de change establishments.
Hours of business vary in summer, winter and Ramadan.
International dialing code
GMT + 1 hour
March 20 (Independence Day)
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