Official English Name: Tunisian Republic
Official Local Name(s): الجمهورية التونسية
Common English Name: Tunisia
Capital: Tunis

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Official Language(s)

Arabic
Secondary Languages: French, Berber

Resources

Petroleum, Phosphates, Iron ore, Lead, Zinc, Salt

Neighbors

Algeria (Southwest), Libya (Southeast)

Ethnic groups

Arab (98.7%), Black African (0.8%), Berber (0.3%)

People

Est. Population:

11,134,588

Demonym:

Tunisian

Religions:

Muslim (99.0%)
Christian (0.4%)
Atheist (0.4%)
Jewish (0.1%)

Largest City:

Tunis (1,056,247)

Other Cities:

Sfax (330,440)
Sousse (271,428)
Ettadhamen (196,298)
Kairouan (186,653)
Gabès (152,921)

Geography

Region:

Northern Africa (Maghreb)

Bodies of Water:

Mediterranean Sea (North)

Total Area:

163,610 km2 (95% land, 5% water)

Total Land:

1,424 km

Total Coastline:

1,148 km

Climate

Temperate

Terrain:

Mountains in the north
Dry central plain

Highest Point

Jebel ech Chambi (1,544 m)

Lowest Point

Shatt al Gharsah (-17 m)

Government

Type:

Republic

Heads of State:

President Beji Caid Essebsi

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed

Admin. Divisions

24 Governorates

Independence:

20 March 1956 (from France)

Nat'l Symbol:

Encircled red star and crescent

Nat'l Anthem:

Humat Al Hima

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$11,300 (USD)

Currency

DT (Tunisian Dinar)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = DT (Tunisian Dinar)2.76

Communication

Internet Code

.tn

Telephone Code

+216

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Cultural Notes

Puppet shows are a popular way of storytelling in Tunisia.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ts.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/TS (Ethnic and religious data)
http://census.ins.tn/en/node/1368 (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 24 December 2016