Map Page 1113 Area 63,170 square mi (163,610 square km) Population 9,924,742 Capital Tunis Highest Point 5,065 ft (1,544 m) Lowest Point -56 ft (-17 m) GDP per capita $6,600 Primary Natural Resources oil, olives, olive oil, grain, tomatoes.
LONG BEFORE THE ROMANS sacked the Phoenician city of Carthage, Tunisia, located in the center of the North Africa's MEDITERRANEAN coast, influenced the region's land and sea routes.
Since then, the Roman, Arabs, Ottoman Turks, and French rulers have all benefited from the perfect location until independence in 1956, when three decades of the Bourghiba regime would follow; a regime of extensive secular advances including the prohibition of polygamy, mandatory and free education, the emancipation of women, and a general direction against fundamental Islam.
President Habib Bourghiba was dismissed because of senility in 1987, and past ambassador and prime minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali came into political power with a relative continuity of Bourghiba national policies.
MAGINIFICENT COASTS Tunisia is a relatively small republic, only slightly larger in size than the state of GEORGIA, with long white sand beaches, date, olive and citrus groves, numerous Phoenician, Roman, and Islamic ruins and sites, and the booming capital city of Tunis.
Magnificent coasts primarily face both north and east, and the country looks toward the Mediterranean Sea.
With a sparsely populated western inland spine of mountain ranges, the interior is arid, rocky, and sandy, scattered with lush crossroad oases, dune fields, PLAYA lakes and wadis, and steep peaks.
The popular azure coasts are dotted with major cities thriving from expanding port and harbor use, agriculture, industry, and now healthy and repeat tourism-a new thrust and growing revenue generator in Tunisia.
With more than 4 million tourists visiting each year, tourism now employs more than 400,000 Tunisians, increasing its role as a key player in the Mediterranean and North Africa for its location, beauty, bounty, and charm.
Since its earliest Roman days, the land of the "lotus-eaters," known for its turquoise coves filled with bountiful fish and inland oases abundant with fruits and cool water, has been in a strategic position on the Mediterranean.
- You can now apply for Australian Visa through the Internet
"Country entry permit application has become facilitated and the procedure itself takes less time.
Starting from October 1 this year this new system allows to apply for visa online 24/7, including holidays.
Electronic system makes possible not to visit the consulate to apply for the entry permit and you no longer need to mail papers. Moreover, the authorized individuals for applying from the applicant are free to use this system to apply for a visa instead of the applicant.
You are able to verify your application status through the Internet and when you get the entry permit to Australia all the documents will be sent either to your e-mail address or by a registered letter on the mailing address specified in the application form. You will need to take the received document with you and be able to show it if needed. However, it is noted that the airline company will be aware whether you have got the Australian visa or not (airport staff have an access to the electronic data system, which will also include information about received entry permits) and therefore you may not show your visa at passport control and during the boarding. "
- The world best airport is now determined
"The Dubai International Airport is recognized to be the world best airport in 2015 by WorldRoutes Marketing Award. The airport is considered to be the busiest one: the passenger traffic exceeds 50 million people each year. Having been recently modernized the airport is now able to serve about 80 million passengers each year.
Among the airports with an average passenger capability (i.e. from 20 to 50 million people) the Copenhagen International Airport was recognized to be the best one. The first place took Prague among the airports with passenger traffic of 20 million people.
It should be mentioned that no Russian airports showed up in the rate list. "