Tunisia At a Glance

Geographical location

Geostrategic position, Tunisia is just 140 Km away from Europe
 
 Tunisia Location  
 
Located at the junction of the eastern and western basin of the Mediterranean, and only 140 km from Europe, Tunisia enjoys a privileged geographical position which makes it a regional hub for investment as well as for trade and production.

Within less than three hours flying time from European capitals and major cities of the Middle East, Tunisia is at the heart of the Euro-Mediterranean logistic chain.
 
It is also the favourite destination for those who decide to access a market of 800 million consumers.
 
The fact that there are 1,435 flights between Tunisia and Europe every week highlights how accessible the country has become, with commuters travelling to the country through the nine airports and the seven seaports. Moreover, with many of these flights being of the budget variety, Tunisia has opened up to a huge market of people. The fact that the country also holds trade agreements with nearby regions does its investing potential endless favours, with Tunisia holding an Arab Mediterranean Agreement as well as Free Trade Agreements with the European Union and Turkey.
 1300 Kilometers of coastline
Capital Tunis
Official Language Arabic
Other Languages French, English, Italian, German
Religion Islam
Currency Tunisia Dinar (TND)
TimeZone GMT+1
Climate Mediterranean, average 12C in winter, 30C in summer
Population 10,982 million


Politics and government

The politics of Tunisia takes place within the framework of a unitary semi-presidential representative democratic republic, with a President serving as head of state, Prime Minister as head of government, a unicameral legislature and a court system influenced by French civil law.

Between 1956 and 2011, Tunisia operated as a de facto one-party state, under former Presidents However, in 2011 a national uprising led to the ousting of the President and the dismantling the major party, paving the way for a multi-party democracy.

October 2014 saw the first democratic parliamentary elections since the 2011 revolution, resulting in a win by the secularist party with 85 seats in the 217-member assembly.

Tunisia is a member of the Arab League, the African Union and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. It maintains close relations with the United States, France and the European Union, with which it entered an Association Agreement in 1995.


SUCCESSFUL POLITICAL TRANSITION 

The year 2014 was marked in tunisia by a further step towards democracy with the adoption of a new constitution which resulted in the organisation of successful parliamentary and presidential elections.

the formation of a new coalition government in February 2015 is a historic coronation for the country.
 
TUNISIA achieved the best democratic progress in the world.


2015 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

 nobel peace prize  

NATIONAL DIALOGUE QUARTET

«  For its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011 »
 

List of Public and National Holidays

 
January 1: New Year's Day
January 14: Revolution and Youth Day
February 4: Mouled (Prophet's Anniversary)
March 20: Independence Day
April 9: Martyrs' Day
May 1: Labour Day
Eid al-Fitr (end of Ramadan) – 3 days
July 25: Republic Day
Eid al-Idha (Feast of the Sacrifice) – 3 days
October Hegire (Islamic New Year)
October 15: Eid El Jala' (Evacuation Day)