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Population: 10,732,900 (est.)

Language(s): Arabic, French, Berber

Capital: Tunis

Interesting Facts:

  • The Tunisian dinar is the official currency of Tunisia.
  • About Ninety-nine percent of Tunisians are Muslim.
  • Arabs, Europeans and Jews comprise of the main ethnic groups of Tunisia.
  • Some of the major tourist attractions in Tunisia are the Ancient Berber Villages, dotted with stark landscapes, granaries, flea markets and ‘caveman’ dwellings.
  • Tunisia gained independence from France on 20th March 1956 and the national day is celebrated on this day.
  • Modern day Tunisia is the location of the ancient Phoenician empire, centered on Carthage, its ruins now around 10 km from modern Tunis.
  • Most nationalities do not require Visas to enter the country.
  • Tunis is currently the only town in Tunisia to be equipped with a metro service.

Tunisia officially the Republic of Tunisia, is the smallest country in North Africa. It is a Maghreb country bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east.

Tunisia is almost 165,000 square kilometres (64,000 sq mi) in area, with an estimated population of just under 10.7 million. Its name is derived from the capital Tunis located in the northeast. The south of the country is composed of the Sahara desert, with much of the remainder consisting of particularly fertile soil and 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) of coastline.

Tunisia has an association agreement with the European Union and is a member of the Arab Maghreb Union, the Arab League, and the African Union. Tunisia has established close relations with France in particular, through economic cooperation, industrial modernization, and privatisation programs.

Source: Wikipedia

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