Tunisia

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INFORMATION

Capital: Tunis

Government: Republic

Current President: Beji Caid Essebsi

Economy:

  • 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%
Religions:

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

Language(s):

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

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RECENT NEWS

  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Tunisia to Participate in Joint Military Exercises With France, U.S. and Germany - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Focac] Tunis -The Tunisian army has scheduled a series of joint military exercises in 2017, with the collaboration of some European countries and the United States, Belhassen Oueslati, spokesman of Tunisian Defense Ministry, said on Thursday.
  • Mon - Feb 20, 2017: Renewable, Sustainable Energy - Tunisia, Cameroon Seek Partnership - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Cameroon Tribune] The government of Cameroon is expected to sign a partnership with Tunisia through the Borj Cedria Ecopark in the coming days. The Minister of Water Resources, Basile Atangana Kouna and the Tunisian Ambassador to Cameroon, Jalel Snoussi are in negotiations. The latter paid a courtesy call to the Minister on Friday February 17, 2017 with Kamel Touati, Adviser for Foreign African Affairs at the Borj Cedria Technopole, to discuss the putting in place of such a structure in Cameroon to train engineers and resea
  • Sun - Jan 29, 2017: Controversial Free Kick Sets Burkinabe on Road to Victory - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [allAfrica] An elated Paulo Duarte says that it was Burkina Faso's ability to deal with the physical threat of Tunisia that ultimately saw them victorious in their African Nations Cup quarter-final in Libreville on Saturday.
  • Fri - Jan 27, 2017: Tunisia, Burkina Faso in Quarter-Finals Clash - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Cameroon Tribune] Both teams will face each other this Saturday in Libreville
  • Fri - Jan 27, 2017: Stallions Hoping to Spring Surprise on Tunisia #AFCON2017 - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [allAfrica] Burkina Faso will meet Tunisia in their 2017 African Nations Cup quarter-final in Libreville on Saturday with renewed hope that they can spring a surprise at this year's tournament.