Welcome to Tunisia

Tunisia, at the northernmost bulge of Africa, reaches out toward Sicily and marks the division between the eastern and western Mediterranean Sea. Tunisia is bounded to the south-east by Libya and, to the west and south-west by Algeria. Its east and north coast looks over the Mediterranean Sea.

Coastal plains on the east rise to a north-south escarpment that slopes gently to the west. The country is dominated by the Atlas Mountains in the north and the Sahara Desert in the south.

Carthaginian and Roman ruins are found just outside the the cities that line the balmy, sand-fringed Mediterranean coast.

From the forested coastlines, visitors can see the picturesque towns and villages of the interior and the Saharan sand seas and caravans of nomadic peoples in the south.