Facts

Offical name: Republic of Tunisia, in Arabic al-Jumhuria al-Tunisia

Area: 164 150 km2

Population: 11304,5 (2016)

Capital: Tunis, 1 993 000 (2015)

Largest cities: Sfax, Sousse, Bizerte, Gabès, Nabeul, Kairouan, Gafsa, Médenine

Climate: temperate in the north with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. Desert in the south

Natural resources: phosphates, petroleum, natural gas

Statsskick: Republic

Chief of State: President Beji Caid Essebsi (2014–)

Head of Government: Prime Minister Youssef Chahed (August 2016–)

Main Political Parties: Nidaa Tounes, Ennahdha, Union patriotique libre (UPL), Front populaire, Afek Tounes, Congrès pour la République (CPR), other, independent parties.

Next planned elections: Local 2018. Presidential and Legislative 2019.

Voter turnout: Presidential election 69 %, Legislative election 65 % (2014)

GDP: 42.063 billion USD (2016)

GDP per capita: 3.688.6 USD dollar (2016)

GDP Growth Rate: 1.0 % (2016)

Growth: 1.8% (2017)

Inflation: 5.5 % (Sept 2017)

Currency: Tunisian Dinars (1 Euro= 2,9355 DT. 10 SEK= 2,9375 DT 13/12/2017)

Language: Arabic is the official language but about half of the population is also speaking French, which together with Arabic is used in education, business, administrationp/media.

Religions: Islam. The majority are Sunni Muslims, but there are even smaller groups Christian, Jews and Shia Muslims.

Ethnic groups: Arabs 98 %, berber 1 %, övriga 1 %

Life expentancy: 75,1 years (2015)

Literacy: 82,2%

Employment rate: 59.8 % (2017)

Unemployment rate: 15, 3 (2017)

Time zone: GMT + 1

Fiscal year: Calendar year

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