COUNTRY PROFILE: THE REPUBLIC OF TUNISIA
The total population is 1O, 732,9OO
The official religion is Muslim, 98% of the population is Muslim, about 1% of the population is Christian, and about 1% of the population is Jewish
The official language of the Republic Tunisia is Arab.
The rate of population growth is O.964
The average life expectancy for someone who lives in the Republic of Tunisia is -for males 73.2 years old and for females it's 77.42 years
The literacy rate is 74.3%
The form of government that Tunisia uses is Republic,
The president of Tunisia is Moncef Marzouki
The current head of government in Tunisia is Prime Minister Jebali
The most recent election was on Oct.23, 2011
The Elections resulted in President Marzouki being elected by the Constituent Assembly with 153 of 156 votes.
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One of the major problems in Tunisia is desertification. Poor farming techniques, such as
overgrazing, along with deforestation, soil erosion, and a limited supply of natural sources of freshwater are all contributing to the problem of desertification. Agricultural land is decreasing, not only because of desertification, but also because of increased desalinization and siltation due to the increased erosion of the soil. Other problems facing Tunisia endanger the health of its human population directly. Ineffective disposal of toxic and hazardous materials in water from raw sewage are posing risks to the wells being of Tunisia's citizenry. Also, like many countries, Tunisia has fallen far short of the ideal global total of ten percent of its land under some sort of environmental protection, protecting less than half a percent of its land.
The GNP of Tunisia is 1O2.3 billion as of 2O11 note: data is in US dollars
The GNP per capita is 9,600
The GNP by sector- Agricultural-1O.6%, Industry- 34.6%, services- 54.8%
The Unemployment rate for the Republic of Tunisia is 18% as of 2O11
The population below poverty is 3.8%
The currency used in Tunisia is Tunisian Dinars and the exchange rate for this currency is 1.4O78 US dollars
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