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Published on 1/23/2007 By Xcess
Infos About : Tunisia Tunis Sousse Sfax Hammamet Djerba Mahdia
  Sidi Bou Said Port el Kantaoui Monastir Kairouan Tozeur Bizert Matmata
 Informations :
 City located in the North-East of Tunisia, principal port and capital of the Republic
Of Tunisia. It is located at 60 km at the south of Bizert and 90 km northern of
Hammamet.
Approximately 1.600.000 inhabitants, holds more than 10% of the total population
of the country
History:
 Punic city, the antique Tunes kept Carthage, they are the phenicians who melted carthage,  and
they is the Romans who destroy it (146 av.JC). After the Arab conquest of carthage at the
end of VII'th century, Tunis is developed and becomes
economic capital of Ifrikya. Resided by
the Hafsides between 1229 and 1574: The city gave its name to the kingdom of Tunis.
In 1881 Tunis Taken by French, the modern city was built during French colonization, and has
known then an economic, commercial and industrial expansion. Then occupied by the Germans
from November 1942 to May 1943. Tunis became the capital of independent Tunisia, in 1956.
Since 1979, Tunis is the seat of the Arabic league
 
Monuments And Touristic Attractions
 
 Many monuments, mosques, madrasas, mausoleums...testify an old history and the Islamic
architecture.
- The National Museum Of Bardo : collection of Antique art, in particular of the mosaics.
- The International Festival of Carthage (dance, concerts...) in the Roman amphi-theater
- The Roman villas in Carthage.
- The French Cathedral in the Coline of Brysa.
- The Medina of Tunis (The old City).
- The Palace dar nejma ezzahra : Palace of the "baron of erlanger" become museum, a national
record library, and places of tourist and artistic animation.
- The Great Mosque Az-Zaytouna that contains the famous Islamic university.
Adresses And Useful Informations :
  - Regional Office Of Tourism:  - Street Hasdrubal - 1002 Tunis.
- Phone
: (+216-71) 840 622 / 845 618.
- Fax
: (+216-71) 842 492.
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