| GEOGRAPHIC NAMES | GEOLOGY | USA STATS | CHINA STATS | COUNTRY CODES | AIRPORTS | RELIGION | JOBS |

Tunisia Geography 2016
http://www.theodora.com/wfbcurrent/tunisia/tunisia_geography.html
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















Tunisia Geography 2016
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on June 20, 2014

Location:
Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Libya

Geographic coordinates:
34 00 N, 9 00 E

Map references:
Africa

Area:
total: 163,610 sq km
country comparison to the world: 93
land: 155,360 sq km
water: 8,250 sq km

Area - comparative:
Area comparison map:

Land boundaries:
total: 1,424 km
border countries: Algeria 965 km, Libya 459 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
1,148 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 12 nm

Climate:
temperate in north with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers; desert in south

Terrain:
mountains in north; hot, dry central plain; semiarid south merges into the Sahara

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Shatt al Gharsah -17 m
highest point: Jebel ech Chambi 1,544 m

Natural resources:
petroleum, phosphates, iron ore, lead, zinc, salt

Land use:
arable land: 17.35%
permanent crops: 14.63%
other: 68.02% (2011)

Irrigated land:
3,970 sq km (2003)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Total renewable water resources:
4.6 cu km (2011)
[see also: Total renewable water resources country ranks ]

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):
total: 2.85 cu km/yr (14%/4%/82%)
per capita: 295.8 cu m/yr (2001)

Natural hazards:
NA

Environment - current issues:
toxic and hazardous waste disposal is ineffective and poses health risks; water pollution from raw sewage; limited natural freshwater resources; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Marine Life Conservation

Geography - note:
strategic location in central Mediterranean; Malta and Tunisia are discussing the commercial exploitation of the continental shelf between their countries, particularly for oil exploration


NOTE: The information regarding Tunisia on this page is re-published from the 2016 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Tunisia Geography 2016 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Tunisia Geography 2016 should be addressed to the CIA.




- Please bookmark this page (add it to your favorites).
- If you wish to link to this page, you can do so by referring to the URL address below this line.

http://www.theodora.com/wfbcurrent/tunisia/tunisia_geography.html

This page was last modified 11-Feb-16
Copyright © 1995- , ITA all rights reserved.

    . Feedback