The Tunisian Republic is situated in the northern most part of Africa, and shares borders with Algeria and Libya. Tunisia gained independence from France in 1956. Due to a recent revolution within the country, Tunisia is now a constitutional government with a president, a prime minister, and a one house parliament. Due to the fact that it was a former French colony, Tunisia has a civil law legal system.

General Information
Official Name: 
Tunisian Republic, الجمهورية التونسية (al-Jumhūriyyah at-Tūnisiyyah)
Capitol: 
Tunis
Population: 
11,060,000
Languages: 
Arabic
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
163,610
Year of UN Membership: 
1956
Year of Present State Formation: 
1956
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$46.736 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$10,253 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
2.80 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.72
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
40.00
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
African Group
Islamic Group
Arab Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ABEDA: Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa
AfDB: African Development Bank
AFESD: Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
AMF: Arab Monetary Fund
AMU: Arab Maghreb Union
AU: African Union
BSEC: Black Sea Economic Cooperation Zone
CD: Community of Democracies
EBRD: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
G-11
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IDB: Islamic Development Bank
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
LAS/AL: League of Arab States, aka Arab League
OAPEC: Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries
OAS: Organization of American States
OIC: Organization of Islamic Cooperation
OIF: Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
OSCE: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CD: Conference on Disarmament
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MONUSCO: UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
UNOCI: United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
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