Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Libya.
Geography: strategic location in central Mediterranean; Malta and Tunisia are discussing the commercial exploitation of the continental shelf between their countries, particularly for oil exploration.
Total area:- 163,610 sq km, land area:- 155,360 sq km, water area:- 8,250 sq km.
Industries: petroleum, mining (particularly phosphate and iron ore), tourism, textiles, footwear, agribusiness, beverages.
Languages: Arabic (official and one of the languages of commerce), French (commerce).
National Holiday: Independence Day, 20 March (1956)
Currency (Code): Tunisian dinar (TND).
Population: 10,589,025 (July 2010 est.)
Labor force: 3.83 million (2009 est.)