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Friday 10 June 2011


Ministère de la Jeunesse et des Sports, Direction Générale de la Jeunesse - Unité EuroMed Jeunesse Tunisie,
Avenue 10 décembre 1948, Imm Saadi bloc D 1er étage Menzeh I 1004 Tunis


Conventional Name: Republic of Tunisia (Al Jumhuriyah at Tunisiyah)

Surface area: 163.610 km²

Comparison with a European country: about 5 times the size of Belgium

Capital: Tunis.

Population: 10,4 millions of inhabitants

Young people under 25 Years Old: 42 %

GDP/ inhab: 8 200 dollars

Ethnic background: Arabs 98%

Religions : Sunni Muslims 99%, Christian, Jewish and Other

Language: Arabic and French.

Currency: 1 Tunisian dinar (TD) = 1.000 Millimes (1 dinar = 0,74 €uros)

Unemployment Rate (2000): 15,6%

Member i.a. of: League of Arab States, Maghreb Arab Union, W.T.O. , Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC)

Parties to: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Chemical Weapons Convention (CWP).

Year of independence: 1956 (from France)

Admitted in the United Nations in: 1956

State nature: Unitary republic

Regime nature: Presidential

Formalities: No visa for tourist stays (3 months).

Sources (Figures): Economist Intelligence Unit, UN Population Data base, CIA.

Useful websites

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