Largest Cities in Tunisia

Facts about Tunisia

Official languages: Arabic, French
Capital: Tunis
Area: 163,610 km²
Population: 10.6 million residents
Population density: 64.72 residents per km²
Currency: TND
Internet TLD: .tn
ISO codes: TN, TUN, 788
The dialing code for Tunisia is +216

The Tunisian Republic is a country in North Africa, which borders the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east, Algeria to the west and Libya to the south. The name Tunisia is derived from the name of its capital Tunis. Tunisia is the easternmost of the Maghreb countries. At 163,610 km², the country is roughly twice the size of Austria. It is inhabited by more than ten million people. The largest offshore island is Djerba. Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa and only 140 kilometers from Sicily.

The gross domestic product (GDP) has risen steadily for 20 years. This was possible because of the political stability and continuity in the country. Tunisia is therefore classified as an emerging country by the OECD and is considered the most competitive country in Africa. The greatest economic challenges for Tunisia lie in combating the high unemployment rate that has been high for years and increasing the level of investment in the private and public sectors. Structural reforms are also deemed necessary. The unemployment rate was 15.2% in August 2015. However, unemployment is significantly higher among young people and academics.

With 1,300 kilometers of coastline, mostly sandy beaches, and a rich cultural heritage, Tunisia has great tourist potential. Tourism has also become an important industry since the early 1970s. As a result of the unstable political situation and the threat of terrorism, however, the tourism sector suffered a severe slump.

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Biggest Cities of Tunisia by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Tunis, Tunisia 693,321 36.819 10.1658
2 Sfax, Tunisia 277,389 34.7406 10.7603
3 Sousse, Tunisia 164,234 35.8254 10.637
4 Kairouan, Tunisia 119,905 35.6781 10.0963
5 Bizerte, Tunisia 115,379 37.2744 9.87391
6 Gabes, Tunisia 110,186 33.8815 10.0982
7 Ariana, Tunisia 97,798 36.8601 10.1934
8 Kasserine, Tunisia 82,098 35.1676 8.83651
9 Gafsa, Tunisia 81,343 34.425 8.78417
10 La Goulette, Tunisia 79,906 36.8181 10.305
11 Zarzis, Tunisia 79,427 33.504 11.1122
12 Ben Arous, Tunisia 75,043 36.7531 10.2189
13 Monastir, Tunisia 71,657 35.778 10.8262
14 La Mohammedia, Tunisia 66,704 36.6745 10.1563
15 Al Marsa, Tunisia 65,751 36.8782 10.3247
16 Msaken, Tunisia 64,674 35.7292 10.5808
17 Skanes, Tunisia 64,333 35.7833 10.8
18 Houmt El Souk, Tunisia 62,694 33.8758 10.8574
19 Tataouine, Tunisia 62,688 32.9297 10.4518
20 El Hamma, Tunisia 62,111 33.8915 9.79629
21 Medenine, Tunisia 61,816 33.3549 10.5055
22 Douane, Tunisia 60,303 36.4477 10.7557
23 Beja, Tunisia 57,344 36.7256 9.18169
24 Nabeul, Tunisia 56,498 36.4561 10.7376
25 Hammamet, Tunisia 53,844 36.4 10.6167
26 Jendouba, Tunisia 51,519 36.5011 8.78024
27 El Kef, Tunisia 48,090 36.1742 8.70486
28 Hammam-Lif, Tunisia 47,871 36.7287 10.3416
29 Oued Lill, Tunisia 47,212 36.8341 10.0406
30 Menzel Bourguiba, Tunisia 46,356 37.1537 9.78594
31 Mahdia, Tunisia 46,088 35.5047 11.0622
32 Zouila, Tunisia 44,460 35.5006 11.0606
33 Rades, Tunisia 44,409 36.7681 10.2753
34 Kelibia, Tunisia 43,320 36.8476 11.0939
35 Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia 42,209 35.0382 9.48494
36 Metlaoui, Tunisia 42,010 34.3208 8.40157
37 Djemmal, Tunisia 40,101 35.6223 10.757
38 Ksar Hellal, Tunisia 39,903 35.6477 10.8905
39 Tozeur, Tunisia 35,054 33.9197 8.13352
40 Dar Chabanne, Tunisia 34,064 36.468 10.7517
41 Hammam Sousse, Tunisia 33,945 35.8609 10.6031
42 Gremda, Tunisia 33,855 34.75 10.7833
43 Korba, Tunisia 33,700 36.5786 10.8586
44 La Sebala du Mornag, Tunisia 33,532 36.6793 10.292
45 Midoun, Tunisia 32,111 33.8081 10.9923
46 Mateur, Tunisia 31,116 37.0405 9.66557
47 Ar Rudayyif, Tunisia 30,159 34.3827 8.15549
48 Douz, Tunisia 28,238 33.4663 9.0203
49 Ksour Essaf, Tunisia 28,047 35.4181 10.9948
50 Siliana, Tunisia 27,071 36.085 9.37082
51 Manouba, Tunisia 25,059 36.808 10.0972
52 Nefta, Tunisia 21,831 33.8731 7.87765
53 Chebba, Tunisia 21,670 35.2372 11.115
54 Menzel Jemil, Tunisia 21,653 37.2362 9.91448
55 Takelsa, Tunisia 20,770 36.7833 10.6333
56 Medjez el Bab, Tunisia 20,229 36.6496 9.61231
57 El Jem, Tunisia 20,140 35.3 10.7167
58 Akouda, Tunisia 20,138 35.8691 10.5653
59 Kebili, Tunisia 19,986 33.7044 8.96903
60 Tajerouine, Tunisia 19,020 35.8917 8.55276
61 Douar Tindja, Tunisia 18,662 37.1667 9.75
62 Ouardenine, Tunisia 18,398 35.7091 10.674
63 El Fahs, Tunisia 18,194 36.3742 9.90651
64 Beni Khiar, Tunisia 18,122 36.4692 10.7822
65 Zaghouan, Tunisia 17,022 36.4029 10.1429
66 Mennzel Bou Zelfa, Tunisia 16,342 36.6831 10.5843
67 El Alia, Tunisia 16,194 37.1691 10.0348
68 Thala, Tunisia 16,179 35.5724 8.67031
69 Bekalta, Tunisia 16,048 35.6174 10.9947
70 Carthage, Tunisia 16,033 36.8611 10.3316
71 Menzel Abderhaman, Tunisia 15,880 37.2374 9.86313
72 Galaat el Andeless, Tunisia 15,424 37.0629 10.1183
73 Maktar, Tunisia 14,611 35.858 9.20072
74 Erriadh, Tunisia 14,537 33.8206 10.8539
75 Sahline, Tunisia 13,917 35.7517 10.7111
76 Seiada, Tunisia 13,829 35.6689 10.8925
77 Tabarka, Tunisia 13,823 36.9544 8.75801
78 Testour, Tunisia 13,819 36.5513 9.44307
79 Ben Gardane, Tunisia 13,475 33.1378 11.2197
80 Tabursuq, Tunisia 12,838 36.4569 9.24751
81 Banbalah, Tunisia 12,478 35.7 10.8
82 Bou Arada, Tunisia 12,269 36.3525 9.62175
83 Ksibet el Mediouni, Tunisia 11,424 35.6856 10.8426
84 Beni Khalled, Tunisia 11,411 36.6504 10.59
85 As Sars, Tunisia 11,090 36.0764 9.02117
86 Gafour, Tunisia 10,667 36.3204 9.32424
87 Bou Arkoub, Tunisia 10,135 36.5385 10.5509
88 El Haouaria, Tunisia 9,384 37.05 11.0144
89 Rafraf, Tunisia 9,366 37.1904 10.1837
90 Skhira, Tunisia 9,322 34.2992 10.07
91 Sidi Bou Ali, Tunisia 8,966 35.9567 10.4731
92 Menzel Kamel, Tunisia 8,425 35.6248 10.6673
93 Beni Hassane, Tunisia 8,250 35.5672 10.8087
94 Degache, Tunisia 8,245 33.9761 8.2081
95 As Sanad, Tunisia 7,970 34.4628 9.26404
96 Haffouz, Tunisia 7,876 35.6324 9.67624
97 Le Krib, Tunisia 7,802 36.328 9.13613
98 Al Matlin, Tunisia 7,481 37.2452 10.05
99 Djebeniana, Tunisia 7,460 35.035 10.9081
100 El Golaa, Tunisia 7,300 33.4849 9.00678
101 Sbikha, Tunisia 7,173 35.9333 10.0208
102 Sidi Alouane, Tunisia 7,162 35.375 10.939
103 El Maamoura, Tunisia 7,080 36.465 10.8061
104 Harqalah, Tunisia 7,053 36.0303 10.509
105 Er Regueb, Tunisia 6,813 34.8593 9.78654
106 Zaouiat Djedidi, Tunisia 6,694 36.6437 10.5743
107 Sakiet Sidi Youssef, Tunisia 6,553 36.2229 8.35547
108 Mellouleche, Tunisia 6,552 35.1662 11.035
109 Chorbane, Tunisia 6,541 35.2858 10.3858
110 Sbiba, Tunisia 6,402 35.5433 9.0737
111 Jemna, Tunisia 6,365 33.5778 9.01472
112 Touza, Tunisia 6,196 35.6354 10.8273
113 El Battan, Tunisia 6,158 36.8037 9.84424
114 Port el Kantaoui, Tunisia 6,111 35.8924 10.5943
115 Jilma, Tunisia 5,758 35.2731 9.42385
116 Mezzouna, Tunisia 5,675 34.5776 9.84193
117 Lemta, Tunisia 5,493 35.6667 10.8833
118 El Ksour, Tunisia 5,145 35.8961 8.88493
119 Rhar el Melah, Tunisia 5,129 37.1694 10.1906
120 Bir el Hafey, Tunisia 5,127 34.9321 9.19321
121 Sejenane, Tunisia 5,120 37.0572 9.23806

Tunisia: Tunis

Tunis is the capital of Tunisia. The country was even named after its capital. It is believed that Tunis is the oldest city in northern Africa. For a long time it stood in the shadow of the more famous Carthage. But after the Romans Carthage in 146 BC. The economic and cultural importance of Tunis grew.

In this colorful city you will find evidence of Arab culture such as mosques next to modern office buildings that could just as easily be in Frankfurt or Paris. You will discover colorful and lively trading districts that almost look like they were in the Middle Ages, right next to glass shopping centers and luxury shops. Huge bazaars with traditional goods and African art make the city come alive. By the way, many goods are produced on site. In Tunisia you can buy leather goods, copper and silver goods, fabrics and clothing, carpets and blankets in the souks. Action is common.

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