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  • Official Name: Tunisian Republic
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Capital: Tunis
  • Other Major Cities/Regions: ElKef, Sousse, Kasserine, Zarsis
  • Size: 163,610 sq km
  • Climate: Temperate in north with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers; desert in south
  • Terrain: mountains in north; hot, dry central plain; semiarid south merges into the Sahara
  • Population: 10,276,000
  • Ethnic Groups: Arab 98%, European 1%, Jewish and other 1%
  • Religion: Muslim 98%, Christian 1%, Jewish and other 1%
  • Language: Arabic (official and one of the languages of commerce), French (commerce)