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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)



  • Wed - Sep 20, 2017: Sudan, Tunisia Discuss Health Cooperation - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [SNA] Khartoum -The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Issam El-Deen Mohamed Abdulla discussed with the visiting Tunisian delegation led by the head of the majority bloc in the Tunisian Parliament, Dr. Rieda Sharaf El-Deen in the presence of the Secretary-General of the National Council for Drugs and Toxicology Dr. Al-Zein Al-Fahal, aspects of health cooperation especially in the field of pharmaceutical manufacturing, training of health personnel in both countries and investment in medical tourism.
  • Tue - Sep 19, 2017: Afrobasket 2017 - Tunisia Dethrones Nigeria - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Cameroon Tribune] The Carthage Eagles beat Nigeria in Rades to become new African Basketball Champions.
  • Mon - Sep 18, 2017: Ahly, Esperance Share Four-Goal Thriller - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [CAF] Esperance return to their base with their heads high, after holding record winners, Al Ahly of Egypt to 2-2 draw away in the quarter final first leg on Saturday in Alexandria.
  • Thu - Sep 14, 2017: Rugby - Sevens Debut in Tunisia for Mkhari and Ndawonde - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Sascoc] Rights Mkhari and Zinhle Ndawonde will face a baptism of fire in the Rugby Africa Sevens in Tunisia on Saturday and Sunday as they make their Springbok Women's Sevens debuts in the tournament that doubles up as the Rugby World Cup Sevens Qualifier.
  • Wed - Sep 13, 2017: Tunisian Parliament Approves Major Cabinet Reshuffle - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Focac] Tunis -The Tunisian Assembly of People's Representatives (ARP), or parliament, approved on Monday night a major cabinet reshuffle proposed by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed.