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Capital: Tunis

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Beji Caid Essebsi


  • 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%

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


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



  • Tue - Jun 20, 2017: Uganda Beats Tunisia to Africa Cup Sevens Hosting Rights - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Monitor] Kampala -Rugby Africa, the sports continental sport governing body has confirmed Uganda as hosts of the 2017 Africa Cup 7s due on the first weekend of October after fending off stiff competition from Tunisia.
  • Mon - Jun 19, 2017: HM the King Offers Iftar in Honour of Tunisian Head of Govt. - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [MAP] Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI offered, on Sunday in Rabat, an iftar in honour of Tunisian head of government Youssef Chahed, who is on a working visit to Morocco, chaired by head of government Saad Eddine El Othmani.
  • Wed - May 31, 2017: IFC Helps Improve Access to Finance for Small Businesses in Tunisia - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [PR Newswire] Tunis, Tunisia -IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is helping the Centre Financier des Entrepreneurs Tunisie (CFE Tunisie), a microfinance institution, improve access to finance for very small enterprises (VSEs), part of an effort to boost economic growth and job creation in Tunisia.
  • Wed - May 31, 2017: New Frontier for African Startups - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [AMA] Tunisia is emerging as the next eHealth hub and may just give Kenya and South Africa a run for its mone
  • Mon - May 29, 2017: Stolen Ben Ali Assets Return by Switzerland - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [PR Newswire] Bern -Switzerland has transferred approximately EUR 3.5 million to Tunisia, in response to a request for mutual legal assistance. The final destination of these assets will depend on the proceedings currently under way in Tunisia.