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Tunisia
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TUNISIA
For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here , to postal code pages here and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here .
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Tunisia - Country information
Local short name form
Tunisiyah, تونس
Official name
Republic of Tunisia, al Jumhuriyah at-Tunisiyah
Area
164 150 sq. km (63 362 sq. miles)
Population
10 732 900
Capital
Tunis
Currency
1 Tunisian Dinar (TD, D) (ISO 4217=TND) = 1 000 millèmes
International telephone access code
216
ISO 3166 country codes
TN, TUN, 788
Car nationality plate code
TN
Internet country code
TN
GRC Country Code
TUN
Tunisia - Number format
Note: This section last updated 14th March 2021
1,234.45
(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)
۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵
(where ٬ indicates the decimal separator and ٫ the thousands separator)
Tunisia - Languages
The official language is Standard Arabic . Most of the population speak Tunisian Spoken Arabic . There are also 500 speakers of Judeo-Tunisian Arabic ; 3 650 of Duwinna (in Chenini town, Douirat Town and Tunis); 11 000 French -speakers; 10 000 speakers of Jerba and 3 000 Tamezret speakers in Tamezret village.
Tunisia - For the attention of
This may be transliterated to Ila inayet.
Tunisia - Personal names and forms of address
The forms of address used in Tunisia are:
Sayed Mr Sayeda Mrs Anisa Miss
Tunisian names use ben meaning “son of” rather than bin.
Tables of names can be acquired: given names , surnames/family names , family name prefixes , forms of address , job titles
Tunisia - Company legal forms
Tunisian company types include:
SASociété Anonyme Sarl - Société à responsabilité limitée (private company) SAS - Société par actions simplifiée
Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http:www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm
Tunisia - Address format
Addresses written in Latin script are usually written in French and are similar in format to French addresses. Their format is:
First Name[ ]LAST NAME number[ ]thoroughfare type[ ]Thoroughfare name postal code[ ]SETTLEMENT
For example:
or
For the postal regions of Ariana & Ben Arous, Bizerte, Gabès, Sfax, Sousse and Tunis, the post office name is written after the city name. In the above example, SOUSSE is the city name and CORNICHE the post office name.
Thoroughfare types are written starting with a lower-case letter. For lists of thoroughfare types and other address component information, please refer to the chapter on France.
A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired
Tunisia - Post office box
When written in Latin script, this is written as Boîte Postale, abbreviated to BP.
Tunisia - Postal codes
Postal codes (Code Postal) consists of a block of 4 digits. The first two digits indicate the governorate, the final two the delivery office. Codes cannot commence with 0.
Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired
Tunisia - Postal code format graphic
Tunisia - Postal code format
9999
Tunisia - Postal code specifics
n/a.
Tunisia - Postal code regular expression
\A([1-9]\d{3,3})\Z
Tunisia - Postal code level of coverage
2
Tunisia - Postal code map
Source: Wikipedia. Click on image to expand
Place names in Tunisia
Note: This section last updated 7th August 2017
Refer to Exonyms in Tunisia for full lists of place names in Tunisia in other languages.
Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm
Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm
Tunisia - Administrative districts
Tunisia has 24 governorates. These, with their postal code areas, are:
GovernoratePostal code area
Al Kaf / Kef71
Al Mahdiyah / Mahdia51
Al Munastir / Monastir50
Al Qasrayn / Kasserine12
Al Qayrawan / Kairouan31
Aryanah / Ariana2020; 2022; 2032; 2035-2037; 2041; 2056-2058; 2061; 2073; 2080-2081; 2083; 2088; 2091; 2094-2095
Bajah / Beja90
Banzart / Bizerte70
Bin ’Arus / Ben Arous1125; 1135; 1145; 1164; 2013-2014; 2018; 2024; 2033-2034; 2040; 2043-2044; 2050; 2054-2055; 2059; 2063-2065; 2074; 2082; 2084; 2090; 2093; 2096-2099
Jundubah / Jendouba81
Madanin / Medenine41
Manouba / Mannouba1110; 1113-1114; 1116; 1124; 1130; 1133-1134; 1142-1144; 1153; 2010-2012; 2021; 2028; 2031; 2071; 2075; 2086
Nabul / Nabeul80
Qabis / Gabes60
Qafsah / Gafsa21
Qibili / Kebili42
Safaqis / Sfax30
Sidi Bu Zayd / Sidi Bouzid91
Silyanah / Siliana1140 (shared with Zaghwan); 61
Susah / Sousse40
Tatawin / Tataouine32
Tawzar / Tozeur22
Tunis10; 2000-2009; 2015-2017; 2023; 2025-2026; 2042; 2045-2046; 2051-2053; 2060; 2062; 2066; 2072; 2076; 2078-2079; 2085; 2087; 2089; 2092
Zaghwan / Zaghouan1100; 1111-1112; 1115; 1121-1123; 1131-1132; 1140 (shared with Silyanah); 1141; 1146; 1152; 1154-1158; 1160; 1162-1163; 1194
This regions/postal code data can be acquired as a data file
Administrative districts graphic
Telephone numbers in Tunisia
Note: This section last updated 19th December 2015
Tunisian telephone numbers have 8 digits, and no area codes. Mobile numbers commence with 2, 40-46, 5, 80-82, 88 or 9.
Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm
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