The geography of Tunisia
Tunisia is in Northern Africa, and part of its border runs along the Mediterranean coast. This is a relatively small country. It has an area of 163 thousand sq. km and a population of about 10 million people. In the West it borders with Algeria, in the South-East — with Libya. In Tunisia is the northernmost point of the African continent, located approximately at the same distance from the Italian Islands of Sicily and Sardinia. The coastline of the country is 1148 km.
The terrain of Tunisia is diverse. In the North, near the border with Algeria, the terrain is mountainous in the Central part of the plains. In the South is the Sahara desert. The highest point in Tunisia is Jebel Chambi, the height of which 1544 m. the lowest point, intermittent salt lake Shott El Garza, located at 17 m below sea level.
Climate and culture
The climate in Tunisia varies depending on location. The North is dominated by a temperate climate with mild rainy winters and hot, dry summers in the South are very hot and dry. On the Northern coast of the Mediterranean sea located the state capital, Tunis. In January the average temperature in the capital is 6оС in August 33оС. In the southern region of the country very few large cities.
The vast majority of the population are Arabs. For some time the state was under the protectorate of France, so in the Tunisian culture there is Western influence. Tunisia called crossroads between East and West, and he tries to maintain a balance between its rich Arab heritage and modern Western influences.
Popular resort towns on the Mediterranean coast
Tourism in the country is one of the fastest growing industries. In Tunisia, there are all kinds of transportation services: air-line, railway network and roads. Especially attractive for tourists resort towns on the coast.
In the resort areas of uniforms similar to any European city or tourist area. In other parts of Tunisia, you should dress more modestly.
One of the most important sea resort is Port El Kantaoui. Originally conceived as an upscale holiday destination, today it is known for its whitewashed buildings, cobbled streets, fabulous Marina, Golf courses and beaches.
On the East coast is the town of Sousse. It is an old city with many historical attractions. He also is famous for its bustling bazaars, beaches and abundance of restaurants with French cuisine.
The old part of the city of Sousse, the Medina is a world heritage monument.
In the city of Hammamet in the 60-ies of XX century was built the first hotel. Since then, the city has successfully developed as a resort. Among its features is a long sandy strip of beach, fish restaurants and Golf courses. In it the charm of the old city combined with beach cafes and discos.
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Tunisia, the beaches with white sand, plenty of sun, the ruins of the legendary Carthage hotels international plan, healing thalassotherapy. All this is able to please even the most experienced traveler and is located only four hours flight from the Russian capital.
Tunisia is one of the African States. It is located in the Northern part of the Black continent. On the East and North this state is washed by waters of the Mediterranean sea. In the West of Tunisia, adjacent to Algeria, on the South-East – with Libya.
The country occupies the North of the Sahara desert, the Eastern region of the Atlas mountains and the picturesque coastal plains. The coastal area of Tunisia replete with emerald colors: on the coast everywhere are growing olive and palm trees, laurels, vineyards and eucalyptus trees.
The coastal area of Tunisia stretches along the sea edge almost a mile, with 600 meters of them have beautiful beaches with white sand that crunches pleasantly underfoot. The pebble beaches here.
All coastal places in Tunisia are municipal. However, with a few hotels in this country, fixed some parts of the beach. They are diligently guarded, so that the local population little. On the coast you can find as cozy coves formed by cliffs and tranquil lagoons.
For Tunisia typical subtropical Mediterranean climate. In a year it drops from 100 mm in the South to 1500 mm in the North.
Diving in Tunisia
In Tunisia there are all conditions for unforgettable diving. The best place for this passion is Tabarka is a coastal town located in the North of Tunisia, near the Algerian border. There is the largest coral reef of the Mediterranean sea.
When you can swim in Tunisia
The swimming season in Tunisia starts in may and ends in October. Sometimes a season can last until November, however, this Tunisian surprises the weather brings not so often. The temperature in the sea in may and October is +22oC, in the remaining months of the swimming season it can reach +28 ° C.
Average January temperatures in the North of Tunisia is +10 ° C, and in the South - +21оС. In July the Tunisian air warms up to +26-33оС.
Visa to Tunisia
For the trip to Tunisia a citizen of Russia must obtain a visa. You will need to provide in Embassy of this country in Russia, your passport, one photograph, medical insurance, invitation or confirmation of reservation of hotel room, as well as the completed questionnaire. Generally, visa is issued within two to three days.
In Tunisia there is no hint of Muslim rigor. Finding Topless on a local beach and in a tight mini in the resort area - in the order of things. However, in the city better come out in more modest clothing.