Estimate population 9,879,600 - Capital City Tunis
Tunisia lies between Algeria and Libya and covers an area of 163,610 square kilometres (63,170 square miles). Some wonderful places to visit are the Atlas Mountains, the Northern Tell, the High Tell, Djebel Chambi and The Medjerda, which is the only constant stream in Tunisia and flows into the Gulf of Tunis.
Of interest are also the salt lakes, the Chott el Djerid (also Chott al Jarid) the largest. The Chott el Gharsa, which is 23 metres (75 feet) below sea level, and the Chott el Fedjadj which is much smaller. During winter, rainfall drains into these salt lakes and evaporates, leaving a thick salt crust on the surface. Arabic is the official language but French is also taught as a second language.