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In many ways, Tunisia is one of the particular countries in the Mediterranean basin, the Arab and African world by the dynamism of its economy. It is also a country that harmoniously combines tradition and modernity.
Geographic location

Tunisia is located at the junction of eastern and western basins of the Mediterranean, where Sicily Strait separates it from Europe by 140 km.

This geographical position, which made Tunisia a crossroads of civilizations in the past, renders it today a centre for international economic activities.

The history of Tunisia dates back over 3000 years. Many civilizations have succeeded: Berber, Punic, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Spanish, Turkish, French ... This mixing between civilizations has shaped the Tunisian culture and imbued her with a spirit of tolerance and openness.

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General information

The industrial sector represents 30% of GDP and employs one-third of the workforce. Tunisian industries are mainly export-oriented with 2600 totally exporting companies out of more than 6000 companies. The number of foreign-invested enterprises is 1786, 1102 of which are 100% of foreign capitals.

Tunisian industry is an innovative and creative industry of added value with perennial strengths (access and proximity to the EU market, over 20 bilateral trade agreements, a good level of education and R & D with over 200 top colleges and universities, more than 120 professional training centres and over 630 labs & research units ...).

Five promising sectors are targeted by the industrial strategy in Tunisia, namely the aviation sector with over 65 companies and 392 Million Dinars of export, the automotive industry with over 300 units 65% of which are totally exporting, the pharmaceutical sector with 65 units employing 5,000 people and 600 Million Dinars of production covering about 50% of Tunisia needs,

Area 164 000 km2
Costs 1300 km of coastline on the Mediterranean
Climate  Mediterranean, 12 ° C in winter and 29 ° C in summer.
Currency Tunisian dinar (DT) 1 Tunisian Dinar = 0.46467 Euro (as of July 24th 2015)
Capital Tunis
Main cities Tunis, Bizerte, Sfax, Sousse, Kairouan and Gabes.
Population (2015) 11, 090,000 inhabitants
Official language Arabic
Foreign languages French, English, Italian and German
GDP growth forecast in 2015 3.7%

The local economy is largely orientated towards services, which account for more than 60% of GDP, among which the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) that are in full development and the tourism industry. The service sector employs almost half of the Tunisian workforce.

Agriculture is a key sector of the Tunisian economy and the improvement in its production during the recent years has developed the sector (cultivation of olive trees, fruit trees and palm trees). This also allowed the country to achieve a sufficient level of food security. Organic farming is also booming, Tunisia is the second best performing country in this industry. Agriculture accounts for over 8% of GDP and employs 16% of the workforce. This development is the result of significant support and modernization efforts realized within a framework of a development policy and of a regulation of agricultural and rural activities.

Specific data "An Economic Activities Park at the heart of Mediterranean ..."

The Bizerta Economic Activities Park is located in the governorate of Bizerte, north-east of Tunisia. The nearest international airport is Tunis-Carthage located 40 minutes from the city of Bizerte via Tunis-Bizerte highway.

Distance Time
Tunis- Rome 01h20
Tunis -Barcelona 01h50
Tunis -Madrid 02h15
Tunis- London 02h50
Tunis- Paris 02h20
Tunis -Frankfurt 02h30
Tunis- Brussels 02h40
Tunis- Cairo 03h05
Tunis- Copenhagen 03h30
Tunis -Alger 01h20
Tunis -Tripoli 01h10
Tunis- Casablanca 02h40
Tunis -Jeddah 04h20