(WIPO code: TN) (latest review July 2021)

by HACHAICHI & CO., Tunis

General Information

Area

164,150 sq. km.

Population

11,811,335 (estimated July 2021).

Capital

Tunis, with 2.403 million inhabitants (2021).

Languages

Arabic (official), French.

Currency

Dinar (TND).

Most important agricultural and industrial products

Cereals, wheat, barley, oats, maize, early European vegetables and fruits, dates, oranges, lemons, olives, oil, tobacco, wool, cattle, silk, hides, skins, leather goods, corks, wines, alcohol, tinned fish (tuna, sardines), furniture, glass, sponges, lignite, ores (lead, zinc, iron), phosphates, superphosphates, cement and gas.

General Remarks

The cultivation of cereals, fruits and olives is one of the main occupations of the people. Tunisia holds the first place among North African countries in the production of olives and olive oil, and in the last years, first and second place in the world for the production of olive oil.

The textile industry is very important in Tunisia, and a large number of well-known brands' clothes are made in Tunisia.

Tourism is also very important, with a large number of hotels.

The irrigation system has also been greatly developed by the building of important dams. The number of factories has increased and many new ones are being established. Tunisia is also the world's second producer of phosphates.

The country is divided into 24 regions.