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Tunis on Shores of Gulf of Tunis, Tunisia

36.8N 10.1E

June 3rd, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Tunisia - May 18th, 2011

The Gulf of Tunis is a large gulf in northeastern Tunisia. Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia, lies at the southern edge of the Gulf.

It is Tunisia’s largest city, with a population of 728,453 as of 2004; the greater metropolitan area holds some 2,412,500 inhabitants.

Situated on the Gulf of Tunis, behind the Lake of Tunis and the port of La Goulette (Halq al Wadi), the city extends along the coastal plain and the hills that surround it.

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