|Currency||Tunisian dinar (TND)|
|Area||163,610 sq km|
|Population||9,924,742 (end 2003)|
|Language||Arabic (official and one of the languages of commerce), French (commerce)|
|Religion||Muslim 98%, Christian 1%, Jewish and other 1%|
|Electricity||127-220V/50Hz (European plug)|
|Time Zone||UTC +1|
Tunisia (Arabic: تونس Tūnis) , officially known as the Tunisian Republic (Arabic: الجمهورية التونسية al-Jumhūriyyah at-Tūnisiyyah), is a country in Northern Africa that has a Mediterranean Sea coastline in the very centre of Mediterranean Africa. Tunisia lies immediately to the south of Italy and Malta. Libya borders Tunisia to the south-east, whilst Algeria lies to the west.