Tunisia – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Full name: Tunisia  

Nationality

        noun: Tunisian(s)        adjective: Tunisian

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Area 
        total: 163,610 sq km        land: 155,360 sq km         water: 8,250 sq km

Population: 10,074,951 (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic groups

        Arab 98%        European 1%        Jewish and other 1%  

Capital: Tunis – 680,000  

Largest Cities

        Sfax – 235,000        Sousse – 125,000        Bizerte – 100,000

Official Language
        Arabic (official and one of the languages of commerce)

        French (commerce)  

Rligion 
        Muslim 98%

        Christian 1%        Jewish         Other 1%  

Political system:  Republic

GDP: purchasing power parity – $70.88 billion (2004 est.)  

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $7,100 (2004 est.)  

Annual growth: 5.1% (2004 est.)  

GDP – composition by sector:
agriculture: 13.8%

industry: 31.8%services: 54.4% (2004 est.)

Inflation:  4.1% (2004 est.) 

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