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

  • Tue - Dec 10, 2019: Chahed Inks Two Government Decrees to Strengthen Anti-Corruption Legal System - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Caretaker Prime Minister Youssef Chahed inked two government decrees aimed at strengthening the anti-corruption legal system and developing its mechanisms.
  • Tue - Dec 10, 2019: HPR Resumes Discussions On Draft 2020 Finance Bill - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The House of People's Representatives (HPR) resumed on Tuesday debates to consider additional provisions to the draft 2020 Finance Bill, approve them article by article and then adopt them in their entirety.
  • Tue - Dec 10, 2019: Gabes - State of Panic Due to Gas Emissions of GCT - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -A large number of residents living alongside Essalam Beach area near the industrial zone of Gabes were caught in a panic, Monday evening, due to gas emissions from the Tunisian Chemical Group (French: GCT). They had difficulty breathing, TAP correspondent reported.
  • Mon - Dec 9, 2019: Parliament Starts Budget Vote - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The House of People's Representatives (HPR) Monday started voting on the budgets of ministries for 2020. Budget vote takes place in accordance with Article 48 of the organic law. The HPR needs to pass the 2020 State budget and finance...
  • Mon - Dec 9, 2019: Chahed Announces Conversion of Medenine University Hospital Into Public Health Establishment - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Caretaker Prime Minister Youssef Chahed announced during a working visit Sunday to the governorate of Medenine, that the local university hospital (CHU) will be converted into a public health establishment.