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Situated just across the famous Blue Mosque of Istanbul, the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts has a wealth of beautiful objects ranging from the Ottoman, Seljuk and from the earlier period of the 8th century. The collections in the museum include Islamic calligraphy, carpets, tiles and exclusive art work.

Situated in southern India in the state of Tamil Nadu is the popular city of Madurai. Boasting of rich culture and tradition, the city is located on the banks of the Vaigai River. The city is famous for its ancient monuments and cultural wonders.

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Tunisia Info

ADMINISTRATIVE / COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Tunis

GEOGRAPHY

Tunisia is a North African country situated between Algeria and Libya, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Tunisia has great environmental diversity due to its north-south extent.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 10.4 Million. Muslims account for about 98% of the population.

CLIMATE

Hot summers and mild winters. During summer, the temperature can exceed even up to 40 °C. Winter temperatures rarely exceeds above 20 °C.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Arabic is the official language. French is widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+1 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

General: 9 AM to 6 PM

HOLIDAYS

Independence Day: March 20th
Youth Day: March 21st
May Day: May 1st
Martyrs' Day: April 9th

Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calandar):
Tamil Thai Pongal
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha
Milad-un-Nabi
Islamic New Year

CURRENCY

Tunisian Dinar

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 197
Medical: 190
Fire: 198

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