Tunis is both the capital and the largest city of Tunisia. The greater metropolitan area of Tunis, often referred to as Grand Tunis, houses some 2,700,000 inhabitants.
Situated on a large Mediterranean Sea gulf, the city extends along the coastal plain and the hills that surround it.
From the old town (Medina) to the ruins of ancient Carthage, Tunis extends to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and offers tourists the bewitching charm of its seaside suburbs (Sidi Bou Said and Gammarth), while the Bardo Museum contains priceless treasures, including the largest collection of mosaics in the world.
The most important city in Tunisia offers visitors the quiet charm of its seaside suburbs. From la Goulette to Gammarth, Sidi Bou Said and La Marsa was the ancient coastline of majestic Carthage, which is a succession of beaches, sometimes sandy, sometimes rocky. Restaurants, cafes, nightclubs and beautiful areas of the northern suburbs make this coast the most appreciated by Tunisians and tourists alike.