Tunisia

Shares name with historic Barbary state and Roman province; area had Phoenician settlements 12th century BCE; part of Carthaginian kingdom 6th century BCE; in French control late 19th century, leading to Italy's accession to Triple Alliance in 1882; official language is Arabic, though French is also widely spoken.

Quick Facts on Tunisia

Go Historic ID
36776
Names
Tunisia
Location
Population
11,811,335 (#79 in world) (2021 est.)
Languages
Arabic (official, one of the languages of commerce), French (commerce), Berber (Tamazight)
Ethnic Groups
Arab 98%, European 1%, Jewish and other 1%
Religions
Muslim (official; Sunni) 99.1%, other (includes Christian, Jewish, Shia Muslim, and Baha'i) 1%