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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: 11,721,177 (2020)

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)



  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Occupied Territories - UNSC to Convene On Wedneday Afternoon At Tunisia's Request - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- A high-level meeting will be held Wednesday afternoon at the request of Tunisia, UN Security Council non-permanent member, to discuss the latest developments in the occupied territories.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Covid-19 - Kef Reports 1 Death and 49 More Infections - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- COVID-19 claimed the life of one more patient in Kef governorate, taking the death toll to 262 since the outbreak of the pandemic, the local health directorate announced on Wednesday.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: SNJT - Assaults On Journalists Decline in April - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Twelve journalists were victims of attacks in April 2021, a figure that is down compared to the first three months of the same year, said the Monitoring Unit of the National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT).
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Five Die of Coronavirus in Mahdia, 46 Test Positive - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The coronavirus claimed the lives of 5 more people in Mahdia, where 46 others tested positive for the virus, out of 109 tested.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: EU Will Always Stand By Tunisia - António Costa - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- "Tunisia will overcome its economic crisis the way Portugal did, since it represents a democratic exception in the region and that its European Union partners will always stand by its side," Portuguese Prime Minister and President-in-office of the Council of the European Union António Costa said Tuesday.