Capital: Tunis

Population: 11,205,342 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Tunisian Dinar (TND)

Official Language: Arabic

Unofficial Languages: French, Berber

Main Religion: Islam (Sunni Muslim)

Ethnic Groups: Arab, European, and others

Largest Cities: Tunis, Sfax, Sousse, Midoun, Kairouan

Main Sport: Football, Handball, Basketball, Tennis, Rugby, Volleyball

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Independence Day (March 20)

Youth Day (March 21)

Martyrs’ Day (April 9)

Labour Day (May 1)

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) (July 7)

Republic Day (July 25)

Women’s Day (August 13)

Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) (September 13)

Hegire (Islamic New Year) (October 3)

New Era Day (November 7)

Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad) (December 12) 

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