Where is Tunisia?

Located in Northern Africa, Tunisia has a 1,495.00 km border with Algeria (1,034 km) and Libya (461 km). It has a 1,148.00 km coastline. The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

Tunisia is an African country covering 163,610.00 km2 of which 5.04% is water and 155,360.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 91st largest country in the world and slightly larger than Georgia. Its geographic coordinates are 34 00 N, 9 00 E and Tunis is the capital city.

The country's name comes from the capital city of Tunis.

Its ISO code is TN.

Geography

Tunisia has a mean elevation of 246 m above sea level.

It has a temperate climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters; this is exaggerated in the interior of the country. The terrain consists mostly of mountains in the north, with semiarid regions in the south.

Population

Tunisia has a population of 11,134,588 making it the 79th largest in the world. The majority of the population lives in the northern part of the country.

Arabic, French, and Berber are all widely spoken. The most reported ethnic group in the country is Arab. The majority of the population is Sunni Muslim.

The dialing code for the country is 216.

Government

Tunisia is an independent country. It gained independence from France in 1956. Its constitution was last ratified in 2014.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Tunisia's GDP is $131,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $11,700.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 80th largest economy and its citizens the 127th richest in the world. The currency of Tunisia is the Dinar (TND).

Its major export partners are France, Italy, and Germany. Its main exports are clothing, semi-finished goods and textiles, and agricultural products. Its major import partners are France, Italy, and China. Its major imports include textiles, machinery, hydrocarbons, and chemicals.

This page was last modified on December 15th, 2017