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Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to Tunisia:

Tunisia is a country in North Africa with around 11.5 million inhabitants. The country borders Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast and the Mediterranean to the north and east. Tunisia's territory also includes the offshore island of Djerba and other smaller islands. The official language of the country is Arabic and the Tunisian dinar is used as payment, with 1 euro being equivalent to around 3 TND. The country's largest cities include Tunis, Sfax, Sousse, Ettadhamen, Kairouan, La Goulette, Bizerte, Ariana and Monastir.

Tunisia is the northernmost country on the African continent and is only around 140 kilometers from Europe in Sicily, Italy. The state has a north-south extent of 780 kilometers, while the extent from west to east is only 380 kilometers.

Tunisia has the lowest birth rate in the Arab world and therefore has, on average, the oldest population in Africa. Around 96% of the Tunisian population profess the Muslim faith, and Islam is the state religion in the country.

There are abundant deposits of mineral resources in Tunisia, including oil, natural gas, gold, phosphates, iron ores, lead and zinc. Agriculture mainly grows olives, dates, citrus fruits, grains and vegetables, and the state is one of the largest exporters of olive oil in the world.

The most important economic sector in Tunisia is the textile and leather sectors, which account for almost 41% of export earnings.

Tourism also plays a major role in the country's economy. However, due to a number of terrorist attacks, particularly on foreign tourists, and as a result of the somewhat unstable political situation in the country, the tourism sector suffered a significant decline after previously having almost eight million annual visitors. Tourist attractions include the coastal towns of Monastir, Hammamet, Nabeul, Mahdia, Sousse and Port El-Kantaoui, the island of Djerba, the capital Tunis, the Sahara desert and the archaeological sites in Carthage.

The capital and largest city of Tunisia is Tunis with around 1.2 million inhabitants. Tunis is the political and economic center of the country and is located not far from the Mediterranean. The city's most important sights include the Old Medina, the Ez Zitouna Mosque, the Bab El Bhar harbor gate, the Tunisian Parliament, the National Museum, the Avenue Habib Bourguiba, the Central Market, the Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul , the Berber Village, the Municipal Theater, the Art Museum, the Sidi Youssef Mosque, the Kasbah Square, the Kasbah Mosque, the Clock Tower, the Victoria Square and the Tourbet El Bey Mausoleum.

In any case, the country of Tunisia will always remain in my memory because that's where it all started. In September 1991, I took the first plane trip of my life with two other friends. At that time, Tunis Air took a Boeing 727 from Berlin to Monastir to spend a three-week vacation in a huge hotel complex in Hammamet. The great idea of going swimming in the Mediterranean in the dark on the first evening later turned out to be fatal. At this time of year, the southern coasts of the sea are always full of dangerous fire jellyfish, whose barbs get stuck on your legs and cause a very unpleasant burning sensation in all areas that come into contact with the jellyfish.

After this initial learning effect, this vacation was otherwise incredibly fun and of course left me wanting more. That was the beginning of my following travel career!!!

The second time I visited Tunis was in July 2017 as the starting point of my Central Africa trip. The old town Medina is quite an exciting place for tourists because there is a lot of hustle and bustle there. What was immediately noticeable was that there was an incredible amount of rubbish on the streets and in the narrow alleys, especially in the center of Tunis. But otherwise the North African city seemed more southern European, quite safe and very pleasant for tourists.