Tunisia has an area of 63.378 square miles (162,155 km2) and has about 800 miles (1300 km) of coastline on the Mediterranean stretching along the north and east of the country. There are three large regions in the country: the grain growing plains in the northwest; the Sahel, olive tree area, on the east coast; and the Sahara region in the south. Temperatures in Tunisia’s Mediterranean climate range from 11.4 to 29.3 degrees Celsius (52.5 to 84.7 degrees Fahrenheit) with cold, rainy winters in the north and semi-arid conditions in the interior and the south. Summer days in the north, in particular along the long stretches of beautiful, white sparkling beaches, are delightfully warm and sunny.
Tunisia has breathtaking scenery and renowned historical treasures. Among its natural resources are deposits of phosphates, oil, and extensive areas of fertile land. Protection of the ecosystem is one of the country’s current priorities. National parks and natural reserves have been created throughout Tunisia, with the purpose of protecting native fauna and flora as well as introducing new species. There are also national programs for coastal protection, promoting green spaces in urban areas and combating desertification.
Tunisia Strategic Location
This geographic position that made Tunisia a crossroads of civilizations throughout history makes it today a platform for investment as well as for production and trade.