Tunisia is a country in Northern Africa. It is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east and shares land borders with Libya to the south and Algeria to the south and west.

Country Profile

Official NameContinentSubregionCapital CityPopulationWorld Population %Land Area (kmยฒ)CurrencyCurrency Symbol
The Tunisian RepublicAfricaNorthern AfricaTunis12,458,2230.15%155,360Tunisian dinarDT

The country is named after its capital and largest city, Tunis, which is situated on the northeastern coast.

In addition to its beautiful waters along the coastline, Tunisia is known for its ancient architecture, like the Great Mosque of Kairouan, and archaeological sites that date back to 800 BC.

Considering its small size, Tunisiaโ€™s landscape is incredibly diverse, consisting of the eastern end of the Atlas Mountains and parts of the Sahara Desert โ€” the third-largest desert in the world after the Antarctic Desert and the Arctic Desert. The rest of Tunisia is largely arable land. Notable sites include Jebel ech Chambi, the countryโ€™s highest point, Cape Angela, Africaโ€™s northernmost point, and the Sahel, a coastal plain thatโ€™s home to world-class olive orchards.

Tunisiaโ€™s diverse geography means it also has a varied climate. In the north, it is largely Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The exception is the mountainous region in the northwest, which experiences snow at high elevations during the winter. The south is semi-arid due to the Sahara Desert, and the coastal region has an arid steppe climate. Flooding can occur in the coastal region, while droughts are frequent in the south.

Tunisia is a semi-presidential republic. The President is the head of the state, and the Prime Minister is the head of the government.

Tunisia: Stats and Facts

Official LanguageMain ReligionNational AnthemISO alpha-2ISO alpha-3Internet country domains (TLDs)Dialling CodeCoastline Length (km)Geographic coordinates (center point of country)Number of Time ZonesTime Zone(s)Daylight Savings Time?Driving SideGDP (PPP)GDP per capita (PPP)GDP (nominal)GDP per capita (nominal)
"Humat al-Hima"
("Defenders of the Homeland")
TNTUN.tn+2161,14834 00 N, 9 00 E1UTC +01:00Not observedright$168,928,000,000$13,694$53,482,000,000$4,336