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Liberty, Order, Justice

 

General


Population: 10,937,521 (2014), 10,835,873 (2013)
Land Area: 163,610 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, phosphates, iron ore, lead, zinc, salt
Capital: Tunis
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Beji Caid Essebsi (December 31st 2014)
Head of Government: Mehdi Jomaa (January 29th 2014)
Languages: Arabic, French
Currency: Tunisian Dinar (TND)
Major Religions: Muslim 98%, Christian 1%, Jewish and Other 1%
Major Ethnicities: Arab 98%, European 1%, Jewish and Other 1%
Life Expectancy: 75.68 years (2014), 75.46 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 48.38 billion (2013), 45.61 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 108.4 billion (2013), 107.1 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 9,900 (2013), 9,900 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 2.8% (2013), 3.6% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 8.6%, Industry 30.4%, Services 61% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 18.3%, Industry 31.9%, Services 49.8% (2009)
Industries: Petroleum, mining, tourism, textiles, footwear, agribusiness, beverages
Agriculture Products: Olives, olive oil, grain, tomatoes, citrus fruit, sugar beets, dates, almonds; beef, dairy products
Human Development Index: 0.721 (90th)(2014), 0.712 (94th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 2.432 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 17.4% (2013), 17.4% (2012)

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Army Size: 35 300 (2004)
Budget: 1.4% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Tunisia is located in North Africa. Tunisia is bordered by Algeria and Libya. The economy is fairly diversified, with important agricultural, industrial and services sectors. The GDP per capita of Tunisia is also very high for the region.

(2013) Following the ouster of the long standing government in 2011 during the Arab Spring, the economy continues to recover as political stability is slowly coming back.

(2014) Tunisia's economy continues to grow at a steady pace despite the ongoing unrest in Libya. Presidential elections in 2014 were conducted without incident and the new President Beji Caid Essebsi took office on December 31st 2014.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Tunisia
Wikipedia: Tunisia
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/TUN.html

Updated on: January 1st, 2015