Tunis

Tunis

Tunis, capital of Tunisia, is situated at the bottom of the gulf of Tunis. Opened on the oriental pond of the Mediterranean Sea, the initial site is established by a narrow isthmus between the sebkha Essijoumi (salterns) in the southwest and El-bouheïra (lagoon) in the East .

In Tunis, the climate is soft and enchanting, summer as winter. The average temperatures are 11 ° C in the winter and of 26 ° C in the summer. (Tunis undergoes the Mediterranean influence as well as the continentalisme which appears dices that we go away from the coast).

The city of Tunis counts 900.000 inhabitants having the Islam for religion (99%des Tunisians are Sunni Muslims). ç

Tunis welcomes every year about 1.000.000 of tourists who come from the four corner of the world to spend pleasant moments and to take advantage of a particular civilizational wealth 40 hotels and more than 50 restaurants offer to the tourists an exceptional quality of sojourn. The visitors of Tunis have a very wide choice between a stay in the hotels of the city center looking onto the ancient districts, or in the hotels of the coast where the sea and the sun leave nobody indifferent. An always warm reception, a serene peace of mind strengthened by a confirmed tolerance is added to it of for the centuries. The city embraces Jemâa Ezzitouna, the cathedral and the synagogue of Tunis, three big places of worship for the Moslem, Christian and Jewish communities.

Tunis shelters 100 embassies, 14 UN organizations (UNESCO, UNICEF, FAO) and more than 5 Arabic organizations.

Tunis is a space opened to culture and to knowledge. 20 art galleries, 15 museums, 14 cinemas, 7 theaters and 20 libraries become established in the city. They make of Tunis, a capital of Arabic , Mediterranean and universal culture. So, the city is the of history story. The Medina of Tunis with its religious monuments (mosques, zaouïas), it's ancient Koranic schools and its big houses was classified in 1981 on the list of the world heritage by the UNESCO for the wealth of its monuments (670 approximately) and what the Medina constitutes an edifying testimony of the Arabian-Muslim town planning.

The City hall of Tunis was build in August 30th, 1858. It is the most ancient city hall of Tunisia. His 1st Mayor was the General Hussein ( 1858-1865 ). More and more active in the socioeconomic and cultural fiels, the City hall of Tunis received several international distinctions among which " The Prize Aga Khan of architecture in 1983 and 1995, in recognition of the contribution of the project Hafsia in the preservation of the Arabian-Moslem architecture and " the UNESCO Prize of Cities for the Peace ", on March 31st, 1998, in recognition of its remarkable contribution to the cause of the right, to the hope, to the solidarity of nearness and to the culture of the peace practiced in everyday life.