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Compare all the major car hire brands including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt and Alamo and find the best prices for car hire in Tunisia. Car rental in Tunisia includes Theft Waiver (TW), Third Party Liability Insurance and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) as well as unlimited mileage when you hire with us.

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Introduction
Tunisia, the smallest country in North Africa, is bordered by Libya to the southeast, Algeria to the west, and the Mediterranean sea to the east and north. Tunisia has a total area of 63,170 square miles (163,610 sq km). The southern portion of the country lies in the Sahara desert. In the 1880s, Tunisia became a French protectorate. It became an independent state in 1956. In January, 2011, riots over high unemployment, poverty, and corruption culminated in an overthrowing of the government. While political turmoil has significantly affected the country in the past, since the new government came to power the country seems to have achieved stability.

Population and language
Tunisia's estimated population is 10.7 million. An estimated 98% of Tunisians are of Arab and Berber descent, though most identify themselves as Arabs. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Tunisia was home to large populations of French, Italian, and Jewish residents, though nearly all left after Tunisia became independent following World War II.  Islam is the official state religion, and an estimated 98% of the population are Muslim, while about 1% are Christian. The official language is Arabic. French is also widely spoken here, due to the country's history as a French territory.

Major cities and tourist destinations
Tunis, the capital and largest city, has approximately 1 million residents. The next largest are Sfax (905,000) and Nabeul (734,000). Tunis is located in Northern Tunisia, a mountainous area that also offers several very popular Mediterranean beach resorts. Sfax, a historic town, is located in Central Tunisia, which also has very nice beaches. The island of Djerba has 39 synagogues; its Jewish history dates back 2,500 years, making it an important pilgrimage site. To the south lies Saharan Tunisia, with beautiful desert scenery. Several towns in this region, including Matmata and Tozeur, were used for filming Star Wars scenes.

Climate
Tunisia's climate is temperate in the northern mountains, mild, rainy winters. Summers are hot and dry across the nation, with hotter temperatures the further south you travel. The southern portion of Tunisia is a desert, and tends to be very hot and sunny.

Economy
The economy of Tunisia is in the process of liberalizing and privatizing. The current GDP is estimated at $46.4 billion USD, giving Tunisia one of the highest per-capita GDPs in Africa and the Middle East. This export-focused economy has early exports valued at $17.6 billion USD. Major industries include the production of clothing, footwear, car parts, and electric machinery, olives, petroleum, mining (particularly iron ore and phosphates), and tourism. The currency is the Tunisian dinar (TND).

Transportation
The largest airports include Tunis Carthage International Airport, Djerba–Zarzis International Airport, and the recently opened Enfidha – Hammamet International Airport, all of which offer international flights. There are modern, comfortable trains between the cities of Carthage, Marsa, Tunis, Sousse, Sfax and Monastir. The road network is extensive; three highways known as A1, A2, and A3 cross the country. The quality of local roads can be a bit spotty in areas outside the major cities, and Tunisians tend to be unpredictable and aggressive drivers. Cars are the best way to travel around the country; consider relying on buses or hiring a driver if you are unfamiliar with driving in developing countries.

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