Expatriation and Immigration in Tunisia

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Capital: Tunis


Total Population: 10,432,500
Annual Growth Rate: 1.0%
Density: 66 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 65.3%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Tunis (2,300,000); Sfax (265,000); Nabeul (170,000); Kairouan (120,000).
Ethnic Origins: 98% Arabs, 1% Europeans, Jews and others 1%.
Official Language: In Tunisia, Arabic is the official language. The Arabic which all Tunisians speak in their everyday communications is a dialectal variety called Tunisian Arabic.
Other Languages Spoken: 98 % of the population speak Arabic, the rest speak Berber. French is also spoken by a large majority of Tunisians.
Business Language(s): English is not very common. French is the language used in trade, and for some administrative texts.
Religion: Muslims 98%, Christians 1%, Jews 1%
Literacy Rate: 74.3%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Tunis

Exchange Rate on

: National Currency:
Tunisian Dinar (TND)

Country Overview

Area: 163,610 km²
Type of State: According to the terms of the Constitution, Tunisia is a free State, sovereign and independent. Its religion is Islam, its language Arabic and its regime a Republic.The power instituted by the Constitution is founded on the sovereignty of the people and the separation of powers. The regime it establishes is the republican regime.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
French colony up to 1956 and is now having strong economic ties with the European Union. An economy based on agriculture, the mining and energy sectors and tourism.
HDI*: 0.683/1
HDI (World Rank): 81/169

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Tunisia, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Tunisia, Dial +216
Internet Suffix: .tn
Telephone Lines: 12.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 27.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 99% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Imports of Goods (million USD) 15,007 19,099 24,638 19,096 22,218
Exports of Goods (million USD) 11,694 15,165 19,320 14,445 16,427
Imports of Services (million USD) 2,338 2,674 3,226 2,812 2,857
Exports of Services (million USD) 4,162 4,769 5,831 5,241 5,192

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization


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