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La Goulette, Tunisia

La Goulette is the port of Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. Tunisia lies on the Mediterranean coast of Africa, 130km (80 miles) southwest of Sicily and 160km (100 miles) due south of Sardinia. The landscape varies from rich arable land to desert.

Tunis is a modern international metropolis with sophisticated hotels, shops and flower-lined avenues, but within it is the medina, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Islamic world. Tunis’ broad boulevards, lined with cafes and flower stalls, stand alongside the Old Town, unchanged, a world of living stone and hidden treasures.

La Goulette is a very busy fishing port, and has a reputation of having some of the best seafood restaurants in Tunisia. With its 16th century fortress, La Goulette is the landing point for a memorable visit to Tunis, Carthage and Sidi Bou Said.

Things to See & Do

* Tunis sites
* Ruins of Carthage (15 km north of Tunis)
* Take a walking tour of the ancient buildings, mosques, and gates of the medina at Tunis
* 16th century fortress at La Goulette
* Souks at Tunis

General Information

Cruise Season – Oct – May
Currency – Tunisian Dinar (TND)
Language – Arabic
Population – 800,000 approx (Tunis)
Land Area – 212.63 km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 216

Transport Links – Tunis-Carthage Airport is 8 km away from the centre. The major western carriers who service Tunis-Carthage are Air France and Lufthansa, from Paris or Frankfurt.

By taxi, the town is 15 minutes from Tunis. There is a train station, some 200 meters from the town center.
La Goulette is a also a port for cruise ships.

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