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Capital: Tunis

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Beji Caid Essebsi


  • Diverse, market-oriented economy, with important agricultural, mining, tourism and manufacturing sectors.
  • Key exports include textiles and apparel, food products, petroleum products, chemicals, and phosphates, with about 80% going to the European Union.

Population: 11,000,000 (2014)

Land Size: 164,150 sq km (63,378 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Arab: 98%
  • European: 1%
  • Jewish and other: 1%

  • Muslim: 98%
  • Christian: 1%
  • Jewish and other: 1%


  • Arabic (official, one of the languages of commerce)
  • French (commerce)



  • Thu - Jul 27, 2017: Tunisia Travel Advice Update - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [PR Newswire] London -Foreign & Commonwealth Office changes travel advice for Tunisia
  • Wed - Jul 26, 2017: Li Yuanchao Meets With Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui of Tunisia - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Focac] On July 20, 2017, Vice President Li Yuanchao met in Beijing with Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui of Tunisia.
  • Tue - Jul 25, 2017: Wang Yi Holds Talks With Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui of Tunisia - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Focac] On July 19, 2017, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks in Beijing with visiting Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui of Tunisia. Wang Yi expressed that China and Tunisia enjoy a long-standing friendship, and both sides have always supported each other on issues concerning respective core interests and major concerns. With the common care of the two heads of state, China-Tunisia relations have maintained a rapid and sound development momentum in recent years, and yielded positive outcomes from practical cooper
  • Tue - Jul 25, 2017: Draft Law Could Return Tunisia to a Police State - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [HRW] Since the fall of the government of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, Tunisia's nascent democracy has made great strides. These include the adoption of a new constitution, greater media freedom, and free and democratic elections. These changes were reflected in the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015 to a coalition of civil society groups.
  • Tue - Jul 18, 2017: Commission Approves Disbursement of €100 Million in Assistance to Tunisia - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [PR Newswire] Brussels -The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has today approved the disbursement of a ?100 million loan to Tunisia.