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Facts & Figures


Political leadership



President Beji Caid Essebsi (since 31 December 2014)

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed (since 27 August 2016)


total: 163,610 sq km


total: 1,424

Border countries

Algeria 965 km, Libya 459 km


1,148 km


11,037,225 (2015 est.) (country comparison to the world: 79)

Age structure

0-14 years: 23% 15-64 years: 68.9% 65+ 8% (2015 est.)

Population growth rate

0.89% (2015 est.)


Urban population: 66.8 % of total population (2015) rate of urbanisation: 1.38% annual rate of change (2010-2015 est.)

Major cities

Tunis (capital) 1.993 million (2015 est.)

Ethnic groups

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


Muslim 99% (official), Christian 1%, Jewish (around 6,000)


Arabic (official), French (commerce), Berber (Tamazight)


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


$127.2 billion (2015 est.) $126 billion (2014 est.)

GDP Real growth rate

1% (2015 est.) 2.3% (2014 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP)

$11,600 (2015 est.) $11,500 (2014 est.)

Unemployment rate

total 15.4% (2015 est.), youth (15-24) 37.6% (2012)

Population below poverty line

15.5% (2010)

Public debt

52.6% of GDP (2015 est.) 50.5% of GDP (2014 est.)

Inflation rate

4.7% (2015 est.)

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