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1) General culture

Education
 

Average years of schooling of adults

5

[67th of 100]

Duration of compulsory education

11 years

[20th of 171]

Duration of education > Primary level

6

[66th of 181]

Duration of education > Secondary level

7

[31st of 181]

Education spending (% of GDP)

6.4%

[24th of 132]

Education spending (% of total government expenditure)

18.2%

[30th of 96]

Education, primary completion rate

99

[32nd of 148]

Enrolment ratio > Secondary level

70.3%

[59th of 135]

Expected duration of education for all students

13.2 years

[26th of 30]

Female teachers > Lower secondary

46%

[19th of 20]

Geographical aptitude results

68.877

[106th of 191]

Hours of instruction for pupils aged 13

900 hours

[25th of 38]

Hours of instruction for pupils aged 9

960 hours

[12th of 38]

Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure

18.2 %

[25th of 103]

Public spending per student > Primary level

16.2

[46th of 126]

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary

20.61

[82nd of 159]

School life expectancy > Male

13.5 years

[32nd of 97]

School life expectancy > Total

13.5 years

[33rd of 110]

Teaching weeks per year > Primary

33 weeks per year

[36th of 36]

Tertiary enrollment

21.7%

[70th of 151]


Health
 

Access to sanitation

97%

[34th of 129]

Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people

17.1 per 1,000 people

[115th of 195]

Children Underweight Rate

1%

[88th of 95]

Dependency ratio per 100

51

[125th of 166]

Drug access

50%

[106th of 163]

expenditure per capita > current US$

126 $

[94th of 186]

Hospital beds > per 1,000 people

1.7 per 1,000 people

[45th of 149]

Life expectancy at birth, total > years

73.45 years

[66th of 194]

Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial diarrhea and hepatitis A

Malaria cases > per 100,000

1

[93rd of 94]

Maternal mortality

70 per 100,000

[70th of 136]

Physicians > per 1,000 people

1.34 per 1,000 people

[10th of 148]

Probability of not reaching 40

7.8%

[83rd of 111]

Probability of reaching 65 > Male

70.6%

[55th of 159]

Smoking prevalence, males > % of adults

49.5 %

[4th of 42]

Spending > Per person

108

[69th of 133]

Tobacco > Cigarette consumption

1,341

[47th of 106]

Tobacco > Total adult smokers

34.8

[35th of 121]

Total expenditure on health as % of GDP

5.8%

[98th of 185]

Water availability

482 cubic meters

[152nd of 169]

 

Sports
 

2001 World Men's Handball Championship > Standings > L

2

[11th of 16]

African Cup of Nations > Most tournaments hosted > Hosts

3 times

 

Chess > GrandMasters

2

[58th of 135]

Chess > International Masters

3

[75th of 135]

Chess > World Chess Rankings

2,263

[86th of 135]

FIFA World Ranking > Men

698

[23rd of 198]

ICCF national member federations > ICCF Email Contact

Béchir Massoudi

 

ICCF national member federations > Official ICCF Delegate

Wajdi Chouari

 

ICCF national member federations > Other

Brahim Fekih

 

Jackline Maranga > Achievements > Extra

1,500 metres

[8th of 9]

Jackline Maranga > Achievements > Year

2002

 

Summer olympic medals > All time

6

[71st of 116]

Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population

8 950 000

 

Summer Olympics medals per capita > Total

1

[69th of 79]

World Cup Totals > Draws

4

[28th of 72]

World Cup Totals > Goals against

13

[44th of 72]

World Cup Totals > Goals for

7

[42nd of 72]

World Cup Totals > Matches played

12

[37th of 72]

World Cup Totals > Points

6

[46th of 72]

World Cup Totals > Wins

1

[52nd of 72]

 

Food
 

beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing

35.15 %

[24th of 103]

exports > % of merchandise exports

11.08 %

[71st of 156]

 

Language
 

French speakers

11,000

[18th of 31]

French status

Bible 1530-1986.

 

Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate

74.3

[125th of 174]

 

2) Religion
 

Catholic > Diocesan priests

11

[123rd of 143]

Catholic > Total Priests

28

[121st of 149]

Catholics

22,000

[125th of 140]

Catholics as percentage

0.22

[132nd of 150]

Islam > Number of Muslim

9,800,000

[26th of 67]

Islam > Percentage Muslim

99%

[9th of 168]

Islam > Population

9,974,201

[26th of 165]

Islam > Shia

196,000

[41st of 67]

Islam > Shia to Muslim

2 %

[57th of 67]

Islam > Sunni

9,604,000

[24th of 67]

Islam > Sunni to Muslim

98 %

[14th of 67]

Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population

99 %

[4th of 45]

Jews

2,000

[56th of 89]

Muslim

98 %

[15th of 66]

Protestantism > By country > Protestants

300

[166th of 167]

Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant

0 %

[162nd of 163]

Religions > All
Muslim 98%, Christian 1%, Jewish and other 1%

Religions > Muslim

98 %

[5th of 100]

Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic

0.22 %

[151st of 170]

Seventh-day Adventist Membership

25

[198th of 232]

 

3) Media
 

Average cost of local call

0.02

[127th of 151]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences

103

[32nd of 77]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature

656

[22nd of 77]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion, theology

41

[29th of 73]

DVD region

5

[22nd of 171]

Fax machines

2.43 per 1,000 people

[50th of 103]

Households with television > %

91.68 %

[47th of 160]

Mobile phone subscribers

5,680,726

[50th of 198]

Newspaper circulation

219,475

[29th of 51]

Newspapers

8

[43rd of 67]

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily

180,000

[47th of 90]

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily

7

[53rd of 106]

Number of PCs

472

[66th of 169]

Phone subscribers

149.01

[112nd of 178]

Radio receivers

2,060,000

[88th of 188]

Radios

2,060,000

[88th of 221]

Television broadcast stations

26

[25th of 89]

Television receivers

920,000

[79th of 185]

Televisions

920,000

[82nd of 215]

Website defacements

2

[104th of 129]



Internet
 

Broadband subscribers

16,491

[70th of 117]

Country code

.tn

 

Hosts

376

[166th of 228]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps

750 Mbps

[32nd of 167]

Internet Service Providers

1

[191st of 229]

ISP

1

[128th of 162]

Livejournal users

30

[189th of 226]

Price basket for Internet > US$ per month

12.38 $/month

[133rd of 180]

Secure Internet servers

23

[96th of 183]

TLD

.tn

 

Users

1,722,000

[59th of 190]

 

4) Tourism 

1. Carthage
Follow in the footsteps of Hannibal, and explore an ancient city destroyed and rebuilt by the Romans. The excavated site is large, but a light rail runs right through the middle of the city, which makes getting about easier. Make sure you check out the National Museum, as well as the amphitheater and the Antonine baths. We recommend setting aside a whole day to explore Carthage.

2. Bardo Museum
Located just outside of Tunis, the Bardo Museum is considered by many to be the equivalent of the Louvre for mosaics. The building itself is a 13th-century palace, and the Roman mosaics and other Tunisian artifacts it houses are outstanding. The museum is organized according to era, including the prehistoric, Roman, Christian, and Islamic eras, and is easy to navigate. It takes a few hours to see in its entirety, so give yourself a break from the heat and view some of the most beautiful mosaics, artifacts, and architecture of Tunisia.

3. Sahara Desert
You would be neglectful if you did not visit the Sahara, as it covers much of Tunisia. Travel down to the desert town of Douz, where you can organize a tour of the desert by camel or four-by-four. Of course, you wouldn’t come all this way and miss out on a visit to Luke Skywalker’s hometown, Matmâta: the Berber town, made up of dugout caverns, is where parts of the Star Wars films were shot and is now a popular tourist destination. You can even stay at the hotel that was used as the set for Luke’s home, the Hotel Sidi Driss.

4. Djerba
Djerba, an island on the eastern coast of Tunisia, is the largest island in North Africa. Its interior is full of small desert areas, and among the island’s many sites are Roman ruins, an ancient synagogue, craftsmen working in silver and clay, and beautiful fruit orchards. And you can always enjoy a day at the beach, which spills out into the Mediterranean Sea. Get your tanning lotion ready.

5. Lake Ichkeul
Great for bird watching and getting some exercise, Lake Ichkeul was declared a World Heritage Site in 1980. Every year hundreds of thousands of migrating birds stop at the freshwater lake to nest. Unfortunately, owing to dam construction, the water levels have dropped significantly, and the number of winged visitors to the lake has decreased. The lake and surrounding national park are excellent for hiking and photography, though. Among the bird species are magnificent geese, storks, and pink flamingoes.

6. Hammamet
Hammamet is the ultimate coastal location for relaxing: on the Cap Bon Peninsula, 40 miles south of Tunis, the beaches of Hammamet are always busy, and the village abounds in splendid architecture and comfortable hotels. We recommend hiring a tour guide to show you around Hammamet; then again, you may just want to stay in the water and go snorkeling or windsurfing.

7. Sidi Bou Said

There is a special atmosphere in this small Tunisian town. Sidi Bou Said is a village of blue and white buildings, overlooking the Bay of Tunis. It is a fine place to spend an afternoon drinking mint tea and admiring the views. We recommend taking some time to explore the town, buy some souvenirs from local craftsmen, and get lunch from one of the town’s many small cafés. Sidi Bou Said is a rare place for tourists and locals alike to take a breather from the daily grind.

8. Korba Lagoon
Located near beautiful buildings and Roman ruins, the Korba Lagoon is frequented by many different species of birds during their migratory travels every year. The lagoon happens to be next to beaches as well; it’s worth a visit.

9. Amphitheater of El-Jem
El-Jem is home to a massive Roman amphitheater rising up from the low-lying landscape of the city. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1979, the amphitheater is the largest of its kind in North Africa, a place where gladiatorial fights and chariot races once were held.

10. Dougga
These are definitely the best-preserved Roman ruins in the country, and it is worth your money to hire a guide to show you around the site. Be sure to check out the massive theater built into the hillside, as well as the beautiful Temple of Saturn. If you are around in July or August, come for the Dougga Festival, where you can watch performances in the theater.

When to Go
While the summer is an ideal time to visit Tunisia, considering the weather, expect to be surrounded by tourists. We recommend visiting the country in the spring (March to May), when the weather is still pleasant and there are fewer tourists. Also, if you are hoping to see the Sahara, the spring is a good time to go, as it’s not too hot (for a desert.

There are a number of festivals worth attending. The International Festival of the Sahara takes place every November and December in Douz. It’s Tunisia’s oldest festival, and you can join thousands to watch camel and horse races, hear traditional music, and see displays of desert life.

In July, the International Festival of Carthage features a multitude of film, music, dance, and drama performances by Tunisian and other regional artists. The event is recognized as being one of the most respected and oldest festivals in the region.

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