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Tunisia is a North African country bordering the Mediterranean Sea and Sahara Desert. In the capital, Tunis, the Bardo Museum has archaeological exhibits from Roman mosaics to Islamic art. The city’s medina quarter encompasses the massive Al-Zaytuna Mosque and a thriving souk. To the east, the site of ancient Carthage features the Antonine Baths and other ruins, plus artifacts at the Carthage National Museum.

Languages: Arabic (official and one of the languages of commerce), French (commerce)

Ethnic Groups: Arab 98%, European 1%, Jewish and other 1%

Belief Systems: Muslim 98%, Christian 1%, Jewish and other 1%

Demographics:

Population: 10.9 million people (World Rank: 79th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 182 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 141st) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.02 %/yr (World Rank: 129th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 75.9 years (World Rank: 84th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 29 years (World Rank: 81st) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Tunisia
Geology.com

World Factbook

Current News About Tunisia
from allAfrica.com

Tunisia - Facts and Information

Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Tunisia
Quick Citation

Tunisian Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Tunisia Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links
by Gunnar Anzinger.

Traveling to Tunisia
Comprehensive travel information from africaguide.com


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