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Country Profile - TUNISA

COUNTRY OVERVIEW

Tunisia, officially the Republic of Tunisia, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa located on the Mediterranean coast. Tunisia is situated between Algeria and Libya, as is northernmost country in Africa (only 87 miles from Sicily).

Tunisia

General Information:

Capital: Tunis

Language: Arabic (official, one of the languages of commerce), French (commerce), Berber (Tamazight)

Despite having no official status, French plays a major role in the country and is spoken by about two thirds of the population.

Religion: Muslim (official; Sunni) 99.1%, other (includes Christian, Jewish, Shia Muslim, and Baha’i) 1%.

Currency: Tunisian dinar.

Cryptocurrency: In 2019, it was announced that Tunisia became the first country to start moving its national currency to a blockchain platform. The Central Bank of Tunisia announced that the digitisation of the Tunisian dinar has started and that the paper-backed CBDC will be issued on the Universa Blockchain. 

GMT:  GMT/UTC (+) 1 h

Home of the ancient city of Carthage, Tunisia was once an important player in the Mediterranean, thanks to its location in the centre of North Africa, close to vital shipping routes.

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