Africa

Tunisia profile

  • 21 May 2013
  • From the section Africa
Tunisian woman with dates
Dates and other agricultural products are important export earners
  • Full name: Tunisian Republic
  • Population: 10.7 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Tunis
  • Area: 164,150 sq km (63,378 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Arabic (official); French
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 73 years (men), 77 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Tunisian dinar (TD) = 1,000 millimes
  • Main exports: Agricultural products, textiles, oil
  • GNI per capita: US $4,020 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .tn
  • International dialling code: +216