Practical Information in Hammamet

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Hammamet, Tunisia is a small beach side town located on the northern peninsula of Cape Bon. In peak season the city is flooded with tourists and the size of the population usually quadruples. Hammamet is best known for its beaches and water sports, and many Europeans visit during their summer holidays. Below you will find practical information about visiting Hammamet.

Location

Hammamet is located within the country of Tunisia, in Northern Africa between the countries of Algeria and Libya, and bordered by the Mediterranean Sea. Hammamet specifically is located on the Northern peninsula of Cape Bon in the Governorate of Nabeul. Hammamet sits on the edge of the Gulf of Hammamet and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea.

Time Zone

The time zone for Hammamet, Tunisia is Central European Time (CET) or 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Population

The population of Hammamet is estimated around 50,000 residents, and during peak season the population can rise to almost 200,000 people.

Language

The official language of Tunisia is Arabic, but French is also widely spoken throughout Tunisia, especially in business.

Currency

The official currency of Tunisia is the Tunisian Dinar (TND). The most common Dinar banknotes used are 10, 20, 30 and 50 dinar bills. The most common Dinar coins used are the 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 millim, 1/2, 1 and 5 dinar. The Dinar is subdivided into 1,000 millim. Some vendors, shops, and hotels will accept Euros in Hammamet. The easiest way to exchange currency is at any bureau de change (they do charge a fee to exchange) or withdrawing currency from any cashpoint or ATM. Make sure to check with you bank before leaving home to see if your ATM cards will work in Tunisia. ATMs and Cashpoints are found throughout Hammamet, and in most major hotels.

Religion

It is estimated that 98% of the population within Tunisia are Muslim, 1% of the population is Christian, and another 1% of the population make up the Jewish and other religious communities.

When to Go

The best time to visit Hammamet, Tunisia is between May and October. This is also their peak tourist time so it's highly advisable, if you are planning a trip, to book accommodations well in advance.

Climate

Tunisia in general has a very temperate climate. Northern Tunisia sees mild and rainy winters, and hot and dry summers. July and August are probably the hottest months in Hammemet, with the surrounding months being a bit milder.

Ethnic Groups

98% of the population is made up of Arabs, 1% Europeans and another 1% Jewish and other.

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