Continent- Africa

Region – North Africa

Size – 163,610 km2

Geography – Consists of sea coasts, hills and desert

Language- Official language (Arabic), spoken languages (Tunisian Arabic, Tamazigh, French)

 Religion- 98% Muslims, 2% follows Christianity, Judaism or other religions

Monetary Unit- Tunisian dinar (TND)

Natural Resources- Phosphates, petroleum, zinc, lead, iron ore, salt

Agriculture- Olives, citrus fruit, sugar beets, tomatoes, grain, dates, almonds

Industry- Petroleum, mining (mainly phosphate and iron ore), tourism, textiles, footwear, agribusiness, beverages

Neighboring Countries – Algeria, Libya

Population – 10,982,754 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate- 1%

Average Life Expectancy – 75.10 years

Capital City – Tunis

Highest Mountain – Chaambi Mountain

Yearly Rainfall – 465.5 mm (average)

Plant Life – Vineyards, oak, pine, cork and juniper trees; wild grasses (especially esparto grass) shrubs and date palms

Animal Life- Wild boars, jackals, wild cats, hyenas, gazelles, hare, sheep, deer, antelopes, fox, poisonous snakes, lizards

Bird Life – More than 200 species of birds including storks, geese, flamingos, ducks

Aquatic Life- Whales dolphins, sharks

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