Abbreviation for Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis [ tu ː nis, French ty nis], the capital of Tunisia and Governorats Tunis, near the Mediterranean Sea, 58 meters above sea level, on the inland side of the shallow lagoon lake El-Bahira on the Gulf of Tunis, (2014) 638 900 residents in the urban area, more than 2 million residents in the metropolitan area (around 15 of the country’s population).

Tunis is the political, economic and cultural center of Tunisia; Catholic bishopric (since 1995; 1884–1964 Catholic archbishopric); several universities, technical colleges (e.g. for administration, economics, aviation, postal and telecommunications), German cultural institute, international and national research institutes (e.g. Institut Pasteur), national library, national archive, national museum (in Bardo ) and other museums, national oceanographic institute (im Suburb of Salammbo); State theater; Congress Palace; Zoological Garden; Light rail network 45 km long, international airport Tunis-Carthage (Carthage) 6 km north. The passenger port of Tunis (including car ferries to Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Palermo) is with the outer port of La Goulette Connected by a 10 km long sea canal and earth dam (motorway, express train). Greater Tunis is home to more than two thirds of all major industrial operations in the country. a. the food, clothing, chemical (superphosphate), metallurgical (including lead smelting, steel, gray cast iron, metal processing), electrotechnical and energy-producing industries; Printers and publishers. An international fair takes place every two years.


Between the lagoon in the east and the Sebkha Sedjoumi in the southwest lie the old town (Medina; 1,500 m × 800 m), which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and which has been redeveloping, restoring and redeveloping since 1974 under the direction of the Association for the Rescue of the Medina (ASMA) is modernized, and the new town adjoining to the east (former French colonial town; today city function) with the passenger port, therefore the modern city expansion to the north (Ariana), north-west (Ettadhamen) and south-east (Ben Arous, Radès); the northern coastline from La Goulette to Gammarth has developed into a seaside resort zone (high-speed train to the city center). In the medina is the Great Mosque Djama es-Situna, a religious center founded in 732 (completed by the Aghlabids in 864, changed under the Hafsiden and in Ottoman times by Spanish-Moorish builders, restored 1962–64) with 15-aisled prayer room (antique columns) and mihrab facade; its minaret was restored in 1653 and raised to 44 m in 1834. The mosque el-Ksar (founded in 1106) has a minaret (1647, renewed 1978/79) decorated in the Spanish-Moorish style. The mosque of the former Kasba (1231–35; restored 1963/64) has a minaret in the Almohad style. The seven-aisled mosque Hammouda Pascha (around 1665) has three inner courtyards and a richly decorated mausoleum (1655). In the complex of the Sidi Jusuf mosque (1616) with medrese (1622) the Hafsidic style dominates. The Sidi Mahres mosque (around 1675) received a new tomb of the city saint in 1862 (he lived in the 10th century). The Medrese es-Slimanija (1740–50) is a masterpiece of Spanish-Moorish architecture. The mausoleum complex of the Husainid dynasty, Tourbet el-Bey (1758–82), shows the influence of the Italian Renaissance on the outside, the inside is based on the mosques of Istanbul; Sidi Ben Arous Mausoleum (1491; altered in 1654; stucco decoration from the 15th century) with slender minaret in Syrian style with a wraparound balcony. The Dar Husain Palace (18th / 19th century) houses the National Institute for Archeology and Art. The Dar Othman palace (17th century) in Hafsid style shows Hispanic-Moorish interior decor. The Bab Djedid gate (1276) is also Hafsid. The Zawija Sidi Bou-Khrissane (late 11th century) is a four-pillar dome building. In the New Town are the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Cathedral (1882) and the State Theater, in the Belvedere Park, the Museum of Modern Art; the Moorish pavilion »Koubba« (17th century) was moved here in 1901 from La Manouba Park.


The trading place, originally founded by Berbers, soon came under Punic rule (called Tynes ), but remained of little importance next to the flourishing Carthage and was often quarters for the besiegers of Carthage. 146 BC With this it was destroyed by the Romans, rebuilt under Emperor Augustus as Thuni (later Tunes ) and in the 3rd century it was a bishopric. It only became important in the Arab period (from 670) as the capital of the Aghlabids, the Almohads and especially the Hafsids, among which Tunis, v. a. developed into the scientific and cultural center of North Africa through the settlement of Spanish Muslims; Ibn Khaldun was born here in 1332. In the 16th century, Tunis was fought over between the Spaniards and the Ottomans, the latter finally conquered it in 1574 ( Tunisia, history). Under the French protectorate (1881–1956) Tunis experienced strong growth and expansion. In 1942/43 Allied air raids against the German-Italian occupation forces caused severe damage. 1979–90 Tunis was the seat of the Arab League.

Abbreviations for Tunis, Tunisia

City Profile

  • Abbreviation: TUN
  • Country: Tunisia

TUN: Tunis, Tunisia - Carthage

List of Tunis Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations for Tunis is TUN which stands for Tunis. In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Tunis, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

City Abbreviation Meanings
Tunis TTPC Trans Tunisian Pipeline Company Limited
Tunis INRAT Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique de Tunisie
Tunis TOSHI Tunisian Occupational Safety and Health Institute
Tunis TMDA-AMT Tunisian Muscular Dystrophy Association / Association des Myopathes de Tunisie
Tunis TMDA Tunisian Muscular Dystrophy Association
Tunis FTDC Fondation Tunisienne de Développement Communautaire
Tunis STIAL Société Tunisienne d’Industrie d’Aluminium
Tunis LTDH Ligue Tunisienne pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme
Tunis LTDH Ligue Tunisienne des Droits de l’Homme
Tunis OARDT Opportunistic Age Replacement during Delay Time
Tunis TND Tunisian Dinar
Tunis DECI Tunisian Dinar
Tunis TS Tunisia
Tunis AMT Association Des Myopathes de Tunisie
Tunis DRAIN Tunisian Dinar
Tunis TN Tunisia
Tunis STRAND Société Tunisienne de Radiologie
Tunis D Tunisian Dinar
Tunis TD Tunisian Dinar
Tunis DAILY Tunisian Dinar
Tunis CSAA Consulenze Servizi Antinfortunistica Antincendio
Tunis CROI Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
Tunis ATIC Association Tunisiennes des Investisseurs en Capital
Tunis OTE Office des Tunisiens al’Etranger
Tunis OTDC Organisation Tunisiènne de la Défense du Consommateur
Tunis GAMT Genealogie Algerie Maroc Tunisie
Tunis CNMT Club Nautique de la Marine Tunisienne
Tunis ENIT Ecole Nationale d’Ingenieurs de Tunis
Tunis STEG Societe Tunisienne de l’Electricite et du Gaz
Tunis STGE Societe Tunisienne de Gastro-Enterologie
Tunis OCCAM Opportunistic Cartesian Cosine Approximate Matcher
Tunis GICT Groupe Islamiste Combattant Tunisien
Tunis ATSM Association Tunisienne des Sciences Mathématiques
Tunis CFTP Compagnie Franco Tunisienne des Petroles
Tunis AJT Tunisian Association of Journalists
Tunis UTAP Union Tunisienne de l’Agriculture et de la Peche
Tunis TVCA Tunisian Venture Capital Association
Tunis ATSR Association Tunisienne de la Santé de la Reproduction
Tunis UVT Université Virtuelle de Tunis
Tunis STAP Société Tunisienne d’Anatomie Pathologique
Tunis SMT Societe Mathematique de Tunisie
Tunis JORT Journal Officiel de la Republique Tunisienne
Tunis TRAVEL Tunisair, Tunisia
Tunis ULT Universite Libre de Tunis
Tunis TQB Tunisian Qatari Bank
Tunis TTR Tunisienne Transport Routier
Tunis FTF Federation Tunisienne de Football
Tunis TSC Tunisian Scientific Consortium
Tunis ODC Organisation Tunisienne de la Defense du Consommateur
Tunis RTCI Radio Tunis Chaine Internationale
Tunis TAR Tunisair, Tunisia
Tunis NCLT National Council for Liberties in Tunisia
Tunis TAP Tunis Afrique Presse
Tunis SOI Selected Opportunistic Infectious
Tunis ETAP Entreprise Tunisienne des Activites Petrolieres
Tunis ATCC Association Tunisienne de lutte contre le Cancer (French: Tunisian Association for fighting Against Cancer
Tunis TMG Tunisia Monitoring Group
Tunis TASA Tunisian Association of Statistics and its Applications
Tunis STAR Societe Tunisienne d’Assurance et de Reassurance
Tunis SFA Sfax, Tunisia – Sfax Airport
Tunis OSC Opportunistic Secondary Channel
Tunis OSA Opportunistic Spectrum Access
Tunis OKC Opportunistic Key Caching
Tunis OI Opportunistic Infection
Tunis OD Opportunistic Disease
Tunis MIR Monastir, Tunisia – Skanes
Tunis GOT Government of Tunisia
Tunis GAT Groupe des Assurances de Tunisie
Tunis SJT Syndicat des Journalistes Tunisiens
Tunis STR Société Tunisienne de Radiologie
Tunis STN Société Tunisienne de Néphrologie
Tunis STB Société Tunisienne de Banque
Tunis TUN Tunis, Tunisia – Carthage
Tunis TUN Tunisia
Tunis TU Tunisair
Tunis TTA Tunisian Travel Agency
Tunis CTN Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation
Tunis CTF Compagnie Tunisienne de Forage
Tunis BTQ Banque Tuniso-Qatarie
Tunis BTL Banque Tuniso-Libyenne
Tunis BTK Banque Tuniso-Koweitienne
Tunis BCT Banque Centrale de Tunisie
Tunis ATM Association Tunisienne des Mères
Tunis ATC Association Tunisienne de Chirurgie
Tunis ATF Association des Tunisiens en France