Tunis puerta azulTunis is the capital city of the Tunisian Republic and also the site of the Tunis Governorate.

In 2004, it had a population of over 700,000 and the population of greater Tunis is approximately two million people. It is situated on the Gulf of Tunis in the Mediterranean and is associated with the port of La Goulette. The city extends along the coastal plain and is surrounded by small hills.

At the center of the more modern aspect of the city lies the old medina and beyond this section are the suburban cities of Carthage, La Marsa and Sidi Bou Said.

The medina is a dense group of alleyways and covered passages in which travelers and locals can buy goods from the many shops within the area.

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