Tunisia

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INFORMATION

Capital: Tunis

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential 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

  • Sat - Apr 21, 2018: Third Edition of Gabes Film Festival Kicks Off Under Sign - Promises Kept - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Under the sign: Promises kept and opening on world cinema, the 3rd edition of the Gabes Film Festival officially kicked off on Friday, in the presence of Culture Minister Mohamed Zine el Abidine.
  • Mon - Apr 16, 2018: Commitment Letter And Memoranda Of Understanding With Companies To Develop Private Sector - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector] The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private sector (ICD) signed a commitment letter with Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), Tunisia, as well as seven memoranda of understanding, namely with CDC, Wifak Bank, Zitouna Tamkeen, Intilaq Fund, BFPME and UGFS
  • Mon - Apr 16, 2018: Signing of Line of Financing Agreement between ICD and Sub-Saharan African Banks - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector] The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private sector (ICD) and Afriland First Group, Banque Islamique du Senegal, EBID, BSIC Mali and Coris Bank Mali signed a Line of financing agreements for a Euro 45 million, Euro 50 Million, Euro 25 Million, Euro 9 Million and Euro 6 Million respectively.
  • Mon - Apr 16, 2018: Role of SMEs as Engine of Growth Highlighted During 43rd Annual Meeting of IsDB Group - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector] The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) held interactive sessions during the IsDB group private sector forum alongside with IsDB Group 43rd Annual Meeting in the Four Seasons Hotel.
  • Wed - Apr 11, 2018: Esperance Crowned Champions With Three Games to Spare - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [CAF] Esperance have claimed the 2017/2018 Tunisia Premier League title with three games to spare.