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Famous Tunisians

Tunisia's Information

Flag of Tunisia
Land Area 155,360 km2
Water Area 8,250 km2
Total Area 163,610km2 (#91)
Population 11,134,588 (#79)
Population Density 71.67/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $131.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $11,700
Currency Dinar (TND)
Largest Cities
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • Haykel Achouri wrestler
  • Muhammad VIII al-Amin former ruler
  • Azzedine Alaia fashion designer
  • Leïla Ben Ali philanthropist
  • Tahar Ben Ammar politician
  • Tarak Ben Ammar producer
  • Mohsen Mohamed Anani athlete
  • Mahmoud Aslan author
  • Hassine Ayari wrestler
  • Habib Ben Azzabi pentathlete

  • Féthi Baccouche long-distance runner
  • Syrine Balti-Ebondo track and field athlete
  • Nejib Belhedi swimmer
  • Nejib Belkadhi actor, director
  • Néjib Belkhodja painter
  • Azza Besbes fencer
  • Zied Bhairi footballer
  • Roberto Blanco singer, actor
  • Wajdi Bouallègue gymnast
  • Inès Boubakri fencer
  • Oussama Boughanmi handball player
  • Khelil Bouhageb politician
  • Michel Boujenah actor, director, screenwriter
  • Habib Bourguiba politician
  • Norbert Brami fencer
  • Serge Bramly writer

  • Claudia Cardinale actress
  • Amira Ben Chaabane fencer
  • Sorj Chalandon novelist, journalist
  • Moez Ben Cherifia footballer
  • Ahmed Najib Chebbi politician
  • Khalil Chemmam footballer
  • Mohamed Chenik politician
  • Amine Chermiti footballer

D - F
  • Mustapha Dinguizli politician
  • Ahmad ibn Abi Diyaf author, historian
  • Aziz Djellouli politician
  • Ahmed Ennachi pentathlete
  • Khaled Fadhel footballer

  • Hubert Haddad playwright, short story writer, novelist
  • Fethi Haddaoui actor
  • Ali Hakimi middle distance runner
  • Hichem Hamdouni taekwondo practitioner
  • Abdelhamid Hergal footballer
  • Wissem Hmam handball player

I - K
  • Zied Ayet Ikram wrestler
  • Radhi Jaïdi footballer
  • Mustapha Ben Jafar politician
  • Ziad Jaziri footballer
  • Abdellatif Kechiche actor, film director, screenwriter
  • Ibn Khaldun historiographer
  • Hédi Khayachi painter
  • Jean Khayat fencer
  • Chedli Klibi politician
  • Khaled Korbi footballer


  • Abdelmajid Lakhal actor, director
  • Hédi Lakhoua politician
  • Jameleddine Limam footballer
  • Anis Lounifi judoka
  • Michel Luc zoologist

  • Hana Mareghni judoka
  • Aymen Mathlouthi footballer
  • Maroua Mathlouthi swimmer
  • Moncef Marzouki politician
  • Fouad Mebazaa politician
  • Rachid Meddeb footballer
  • Khaled Melliti footballer
  • Oussama Mellouli swimmer
  • Maroi Mezien wrestler
  • Imed Mhedhebi footballer
  • Mohamed Salah Ben Mrad theologian, journalist

N - R
  • Hamza Nagga volleyball player
  • Bassem Ben Nasser footballer
  • Mouna Noureddine actress
  • Ahmed Ounaies politician
  • Victor Perez boxer
  • Choubeila Rached singer
  • Farhat Rajhi politician
  • Adnan Rhimi wrestler

  • Omrane Sadok boxer
  • Amina Said author
  • Kalthoum Sarrai television personality
  • Oussama Sellami footballer
  • Ahmed Sghaïer footballer
  • Tewhida Ben Sheikh pioneer in women's medicine
  • Walid Soliman writer, essayist and translator
  • Ali Sriti musician, composer

T - Z
  • Jacqueline Taïeb singer, songwriter
  • Issam Tej handball player
  • Abdelaziz Thâalbi politician
  • Jaleleddine Touati handball player
  • Raja Toumi handball player
  • Ali Zitouni footballer

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Tunisia Trivia

Who is the prime minister of Tunisia?

Youssef Chahed is the prime minister of Tunisia.

Prime Ministers Of Tunisia Since 1969

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