Tunisia is located on the south Mediteranean shore with Algeria and Libya as its neighbours. Northern Tunisia, which runs along the eastward extension of the coastline from the Algerian border to Nabeul on the southern coast of the Cap Bon peninsula, consists of a mountainous coastal region which is bisected by the Majarda river valley. Around the coastal cities of Bizerta and Tunis are two small plains. The region as a whole is Tunisia’s most populous area and receives the highest levels of rainfall – between 1000 and 1500mm – which is particularly intense close to the Algerian border. Summers are dry and hot and winters are wet. The average rainfall over most of northern Tunisia ranges between 40 and 100 cm a year. The south is mostly desert and only enjoys about 20 cm a year.
Tunisia Online: A Tunisian delegation undertook a workingvisit at the 32 nd 2007 Montreux Tourism Fair in Switzerland , a major annual meeting of exhibitors and tourist professionals from 60 countries. Tunisia 's delegation was led by the Minister of Tourism, Mr Khelil Laajimi. Itheld several meetings with Swiss tour operators with a viewto promoting Tunisian tourism by extending the tourist season to the winter season. The Tunisian Minister of tourism, said that Tunisia,thanks to its stability, openness and tolerance,was well poised to attract more Swiss tourists visiting the country, adding that Thalasso therapy, golf and cultural tourism were sectors potentially conducive to extendingthe tourism season beyond the summer season. A number of Swiss tour operators expressed their commitment to increasingby 10 to 12% the number of Swiss tourists who visit Tunisia each year- around 115,000 in 2007. Tunisia 's stand which was draped with the colors of Tunisia 's main tourist regions, as well as that of its main airline companies, attracted many visitors