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Capital: Tunis 

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Kaïs Saïed


  • 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%

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


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



  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: FNN Launches Platform for Donations to Educational Institutions - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The National Digital Federation (FNN) has just launched the "Sharek" platform to help entreprises of various sectors to donate their previous computer equipment (workstations, tabets, laptops, etc.) to educational institutions and universities that do not have them.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: AfDB Unveils $10 Billion Response Facility to Curb COVID-19 - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) announced on Wednesday the creation of the COVID-19 Response Facility to assist regional member countries in fighting the pandemic.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: No One Can Predict When COVID-19's Pandemic Peak Will Be Reached in Tunisia (Nissaf Ben Alaya) - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -"No one can predict when the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic will be reached in Tunisia," Director of the National Observatory of New and Emerging Diseases (ONMNE) Nissaf Ben Alaya said Thursday.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Poet Moncef Ouhaibi Wins 'Sheikh Zayed Book Awards' Literature Prize - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisian poet Moncef Ouhaibi won the literature prize at the prestigious Emirati literary awards "Sheikh Zayed Book Awards (SZBA)" 2019-2020 which celebrate their 14th edition.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Coronavirus - 5 More Infection Cases Reported, Total Rises to 628 - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Five more confirmed cases of infection with coronavirus (COVID-19) were recorded nationwide out of 604 tests carried out on April 7, bringing total confirmed cases to 628 since the beginning of the epidemic, the Health Ministry announced Wednesday.