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Facts & Figures of Tunisia


Political leadership


President: kais Saied (since 23 October 2019)

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed (since 27 August 2016)


Total : 163,610 sq km; Land 155,360 sq km; Water 8,250 sq Km; (country comparison to the world: 94)


total: 1,495

Border countries

Algeria 1.034 km, Libya 461 km


1,148 km


11.53 million (2017 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 25% 15-64 years: 67% 65+ 8% (2017 est.)

Population growth rate

1.12% (2017 est.)


68.9% of total population (2018)

Major cities

TUNIS (capital) 1.99 million (2017 est.)

Ethnic groups

Arab 98%, European 1%, Jewish and other 1%


Muslim (official; Sunni) 99.1%, other (includes Christian, Jewish, Shia Muslim, and Baha'i) 1%


Arabic (official, one of the languages of commerce), French (commerce), Berber (Tamazight)


(Age 15+ Can Read and Write) total population: 81.8% male: 89.6% female: 74.2% (2015 est.)

Real GDP

$49.63 billion (2017); $48.68 billion (2016)

GDP growth

1.96% (2017); 1.1% (2016)

GDP per capita (PPP)

$4,304.0 (2017 est.); $4,269.1 (2016 est.)

Unemployment rate

15.38% (2017 est.); 15.51% (2016 est.)

Population below poverty line

2% (2010 est.)

Public debt

70.3% of GDP (2017 est.); 62.3% of GDP (2016 est.)

Inflation rate

5.3% (2017 est.)

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