The Satellight database only covers the northern mountains of Tunisia. The Atlas Mountains extend into northern Tunisia where they form two chains, the Northern Tell and the High Tell. The highest peaks are Mount Chambi, which rises to 1,544 m near the Algerian border, and Mount Mrhila, at 1,378 m, southwest of Tunis. The Medjerda Valley, which separates the two chains, is a series of basins with rich alluvial soils. Cork oak and evergreen forests cover the northern mountains.
In the north, Tunisia has a Mediterranean climate, with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. Winter rainfall ranges from an average 406 mm a year. Temperatures along the coast are moderated by the sea, averaging 7 °C in January and 32 °C in August. Daily and annual ranges are greater elsewhere.
Total population is 9,019,687 (World Factbook, July 1996 est.). More than half of all Tunisians live in urban areas. Tunis and Sfax are the largest cities. The coastal city of Banzart is a major port.
Stations from the IDMP Network measure both daylight and solar radiation.

Clock Time: GMT+1. No Summer time shift.


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