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Where is Tunisia?

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Located in the continent of Africa, Tunisia covers 155,360 square kilometers of land and 8,250 square kilometers of water, making it the 93rd largest nation in the world with a total area of 163,610 square kilometers.

Tunisia became an independent state in 1591, after gaining its sovereignty from Turkey. The population of Tunisia is 10,732,900 (2012) and the nation has a density of 69 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Tunisia is the Tunisian Dinar (TND). As well, the people of Tunisia are refered to as Tunisian.

The dialing code for the country is 216 and the top level internet domain for Tunisian sites is .tn.

Tunisia shares land borders with 2 countries: Libya, Algeria.

To learn more, visit our detailed Tunisia section.

Quick facts

Population 10,732,900
Density 69.1 / km2 ( 178.9 / mi2 )
Language Arabic
Independence Year 1591
Capital Tunis (Tunis)
Currency Tunisian Dinar
GDP 46,994,804,036 (2013 data)
GDP per Capita 4,379 (2013 data)
Land Area 155,360 km2 (59,985 mi2)
Water Area 8,250 km2 (3,185 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Libya, Algeria
Minimum Longitude 7.520
Maximum Longitude 11.590
Mininum Latitude 30.240
Maximum Latitude 37.540

What is the capital of Tunisia?

map showing the location of Tunisia
Location of Tunis on a map.

Tunis is the capital city of Tunisia. It has a population of 693,210, and is located on a latitue of 36.82 and longitude of 10.17.

Tunis is also the political center of Tunisia, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Tunis, the Capital Of Tunisia

City Tunis
Country Tunisia
Population 693,210
Longitude 10.16579000
Latitude 36.81897000
Elevation 23 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Tunisia

Rank City Population
#1Tunis693,210
#2Sfax277,278
#3Sousse164,123
#4Midoun120,000
#5Kairouan119,794
#6Bizerte115,268
#7Gabes110,075
#8Ariana97,687
#9Kasserine81,987
#10Gafsa81,232
#11La Goulette79,795
#12Zarzis79,316
#13Ben Arous74,932
#14Monastir71,546
#15La Mohammedia66,593
#16Al Marsa65,640
#17Masakin64,563
#18Saqanis64,222
#19Houmt Souk62,583
#20Tataouine62,577

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.