Tunisia is a country located in the northernmost part of Africa.
Tunis is the capital of Tunisia. With a population of 728,453, it is the largest city in Tunisia.
What countries border Tunisia?
Tunisia is a Maghreb country bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east.
How big is Tunisia?
Tunisia covers an area of 64,000 square miles. The country has an estimated population of over 10.4 million.
What are the ethnic groups in Tunisia?
Almost ninety-eight percent of the Tunisian population is made up of Arabs. There are also small numbers of Europeans, Spanish Moors, and Jews in Tunisia.
What are the administrative divisions of Tunisia?
Tunisia is divided into twenty-four governorates that are further divided into 264 "delegations" or "districts". The districts are sub-divided into municipalities called shaykhats and sectors called imadats.
Who are the political leaders of Tunisia?
The government of Tunisia is a unitary presidential republic.
President - Fouad Mebazaa
Prime Minister - Beji Caid el Sebsi
What currency is used in Tunisia?
The dinar denoted by the ISO 4217 code TND is the official currency of Tunisia. It is subdivided into 1000 milim or millimes.
What is the official language of Tunisia?
The official language of Tunisia is the modern standard Arabic. It is the local vernacular language and is is closely related to the Maltese language. French and Italian are also spoken.
What is the religion of Tunisia?
Islam is the official religion of Tunisia. Christianity and Judaism are the minority religions in the country.
What is the economy of Tunisia like?
Agriculture, manufacturing, mining, and tourism are the major sectors of the economy of Tunisia. The country leads in the production of phosphates. As estimated in 2011, Tunisia had a total gross domestic product of $96.001 billion. Oil production contribute to the economy of the country. There are twelve oil-fields in the country; the main is in El Bourma. The major exports of Tunisia include textiles, chemicals, phosphates, electrical equipments, olive oil, and hydro-carbons. European Union remains the main trading partner.
When is the national day of Tunisia celebrated?
The national day of Tunisia is celebrated on March 20. The day is celebrated to mark the country's independence from France on March 20, 1956.