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Republic of Tunisia
الجمهورية التونسية (Arabic)
al-Jumhūrīyah at-Tūnisīyah
Motto: حرية، ، عدالة، نظام
"Ḥurrīyah, 'Adālah, Niẓām"
"Liberty, Justice, Order"[1]
Anthem: حماة الحمى
Humat al-Hima
Defenders of the Homeland
Location of  Tunisia  (dark blue)in Africa  (light blue)
Location of  Tunisia  (dark blue)

in Africa  (light blue)

Location of Tunisia
Capital
and largest city
Tunis
36°50′N10°9′E / 36.833°N 10.150°E / 36.833; 10.150
Official languagesArabic[2]
Spoken languages
Ethnic groupsArabs (<40%[8] – 98%[9]), Berbers (1%[10] – >60%[8]), European (1%),[9]Jewish and other (1%)[9]
Religion

Islam(state religion; 99.1% Sunni Muslims[9]

others (1%;including Christians, Jews, Shias, Bahais, nonbelievers)[9]
DemonymTunisian
GovernmentUnitarysemi-presidentialrepublic[11][12]
Beji Caid Essebsi
Youssef Chahed
LegislatureAssembly of the Representatives of the People
Formation
• Husainid Dynasty inaugurated
15 July 1705
• Independence from France
20 March 1956
25 July 1957
14 January 2011
Area
• Total
163,610 km2 (63,170 sq mi) (91st)
• Water (%)
5.0
Population
• 2014 estimate
10,982,754[13] (79th)
• Density
63/km2 (163.2/sq mi) (133rd)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$136.797 billion[14]
• Per capita
$12,065[14]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$40.289 billion[14]
• Per capita
$3,553[14]
Gini (2010)36.1[15]
medium
HDI (2016)Increase 0.725[16]
high · 97th
CurrencyTunisian dinar (TND)
Time zoneCET(UTC+1)
Drives on theright
Calling code+216
ISO 3166 codeTN
Internet TLD

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 20, 2018


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