Al Jumhuriyah at Tunisiyah
Short form: Arabic: Tunis
ISO Country Code: tn, TUN
Local Time = UTC+1h (summer UTC +2h)
Country Calling Code: +216
Capital City: Tunis
Other Cities: Sfax, Bizerte, Monastir, Sousse, Kairouan, Gabes
Independence: 20 March 1956 (from France)
Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea
Area: 163,610 km² (63,170 sq. mi.)
Terrain: Arable land in the north and along the central coast; the south is mostly semiarid or desert.
Climate: Hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters.