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Tunisia

Official English Name: Tunisian Republic

Official Local Name(s): الجمهورية التونسية

Common English Name: Tunisia

Capital: Tunis

REGION
Northern Africa (Maghreb)
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Algeria (Southwest)
Libya (Southeast)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Mediterranean Sea (North)
TOTAL AREA
163,610 km2 (95% land, 5% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Petroleum
Phosphates
Iron ore
Lead
Zinc
Salt
DEMONYM
Tunisian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Arab (98.7%)
Black African (0.8%)
Berber (0.3%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Arabic
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
French
Berber
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (99.0%)
Christian (0.4%)
Atheist (0.4%)
Jewish (0.1%)
POPULATION
11,134,588
LARGEST CITY
Tunis (1,056,247)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Sfax (330,440)
Sousse (271,428)
Ettadhamen (196,298)
Kairouan (186,653)
Gabès (152,921)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Beji Caid Essebsi
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Youssef Chahed
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
24 Governorates
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
20 March 1956 (from France)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Encircled red star and crescent
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Humat Al Hima
GDP PER CAPITA
$11,300 (USD)
CURRENCY
DT (Tunisian Dinar)
EXCHANGE RATE
1 (USD) = DT2.31
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.tn
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+216

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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