Tunisia

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INFORMATION

Capital: Tunis 

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Kaïs Saïed

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: 11,516,189 (2018)

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 - Oct 19, 2019: Tunisia Removed From Financial Blacklist - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia was officially removed from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) blacklist, Premier Youssef Chahed tweeted .
  • Sat - Oct 19, 2019: Handball - African Cup of Champions Clubs: Es Sahel to Host 2020 Edition - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The African Handball Confederation (CAHB) has entrusted ES Sahel with the organisation of the African Cup of Champions Clubs 2020 after the visit of a CAHB delegation, announced ES Sahel on Friday evening on its facebook page.
  • Fri - Oct 18, 2019: Migrant Infant Drowning Shocks Italian Coast Guard - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Deutsche Welle] A drowned infant still hugged by a woman, presumably his refugee mother, has been retrieved from the seabed by Italian divers. A boat carrying 50 people from Tunisia sank off the coast of the Italian island last week.
  • Thu - Oct 17, 2019: Record Olive Harvest Expected in Mahdia Governorate - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -A record olive harvest is expected in the Mahdia governorate, estimated at 250 thousand tons in the 2019-2020 season.
  • Thu - Oct 17, 2019: 'President-Elect Has No Press Officer or Official Spokesperson to Date' (Clarification) - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Statements circulating on mainstream or social media attributed to the President-elect "commit no one but those who made it" a source close to Kais Saied's election campaign who requested anonymity told TAP on the phone on Wednesday evening.