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: 11,721,177 (2020)

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

  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Najla Bouden/Abdelhamid Dbeibah Phone Conversation - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Prime Minister Najla Bouden on Wednesday evening had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of the Libyan National Unity Government Abdelhamid Dbeibah, during which she affirmed Tunisia's willingness to provide all forms of support to the Libyan authorities.
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: SNJT Warns Against Those Who Usurp Capacity of Journalist - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The National Union of Tunisian journalists (SNJT) warned the citizens, authorities and public and private structures against those who usurp the capacity of journalist.
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Investigative Journalism Handbook Launched - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The Article 19 MENA Office in Tunis on Wednesday launched an investigative journalism handbook, in partnership with the Institute of Press and Information Science (IPSI) and as part of SAIFE - Support to Access to Information and Freedom of Expression in Tunisia project.
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Committal Order Issued Against Mehdi Ben Gharbia - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The Investigating Judge at the Sousse Court of First Instance issued on Wednesday evening a committal order against former minister, businessman and MP Mehdi Ben Gharbia.
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Covid-19 - Only 27,293 Citizens Vaccinated On October 20 - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Only 27,293 people honoured their vaccination appointments on October 20 out of 97,362 who received text message invites, the Health Ministry data show.