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About Tunisia


 

Official Name

Republic of Tunisia

Political System

Presidential (Constitution is currently under reduction)

President

Moncef Marzouki

National Day

March 20 th (Independence Day)

Time Zone

GMT+1

Currency

Tunisian Dinar (1 USD = 1.5 dinar)
(1 Euro = 2 dinas)

Population

10.326.600

Population density

61.5 inhabitants/sq km

Urban population

65.6%

Population growth rate

1.09%

Life expectancy at birth

74.6 years

Literacy rate

Nearly 80%

Languages

Arabic (official language), French and English (widely used), Italian

Religion

Islam (Christian and Jewish minorities)

Area

162,155 sq km

Geographic location

Located in North Africa, in the Eastern part of the Maghreb ;
Bordered to the North and East by the Mediterranean Sea, to the South by Libya and to the West by Algeria ;
A crossroads between Europe on the one hand, and the Middle-East and Africa , on the other hand.

Climate

Temperate in the North and along the coasts ( 1298 km ); Semi-arid inland and in the South

Average temperature

December : 11.4° C ( 52.5 F )
July : 29.3° C ( 84.7 F )

Rainfall

North : 800mm
South : 50 to 150 mm

Natural resources

Crude oil, phosphate, iron, tin, zinc, salt

Main agricultural products

Olive oil, citrus fruits, dates, cereals, early fruits and vegetables

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