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Tunisia: Geography#

LocationNorthern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Libya
Geographic Coordinates34 00 N, 9 00 E 34.0,9.0
Area total: 163,610 sq km
land: 155,360 sq km
water: 8,250 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 1,424 km
border countries: Algeria 965 km, Libya 459 km
Coastline1,148 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Shatt al Gharsah -17 m
highest point: Jebel ech Chambi 1,544 m
Highest MountainsAccording to Wolfram: Jebel Chaambi 1544 m
According to Geonames:Jebel ech Chambi 1544 m; Jebel Bireno 1419 m; Jebel el Ajered 1385 m; Jebel Selloum 1373 m; Jebel Tiouacha 1363 m
List verified partially
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Terrainmountains in north; hot, dry central plain; semiarid south merges into the Sahara
Natural HazardsNA
Natural Resourcepetroleum, phosphates, iron ore, lead, zinc, salt
Land Usearable land: 17.35%
permanent crops: 14.63%
other: 68.02% (2011)
Climatetemperate in north with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers; desert in south
Irrigated Land3,970 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources4.6 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuestoxic 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 agreementsparty 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
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Tunis; Safaqis; Aryanah; at-Tadaman Dawwar Hisar; Susah
According to Geonames: Tunis; Sfax; Sousse; Midoun; Kairouan

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