Tunisia

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 3,605,310
1960 4,176,266
1970 5,060,393
1980 6,368,169
1990 8,232,797
2000 9,699,192
2010 10,639,194
2020 11,835,284
2025 12,320,107
2050 13,475,503
2075 13,201,436
2100 12,494,263
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Republic of Tunisia
Capital Tunis
Region Northern Africa
ISO code TN
Statistical agency National Statistics Institute


Administrative units

governorate (wilaya)native nameadministrative center [native name]area in
sq.km.
population
2004-04-28
census
population
2013-07-01
estimate
population
2014-04-23
prelim. census
Ariana GovernorateأريانةAriana482422,246540,377576,088
Ben Arous Governorateبن عروسBen Arous761505,773615,987631,842
Bizerte GovernorateبنزرتBizerte3,750524,128561,661568,219
Béja GovernorateباجةBéja3,740304,501306,338303,032
Gabés GovernorateقابسGabès7,175342,630370,803374,300
Gafsa GovernorateقفصةGafsa7,807323,709349,723337,331
Jendouba GovernorateجندوبةJendouba3,102416,608425,656401,477
Kairouan GovernorateالقيروانKairouan6,712546,209571,279570,559
Kasserine GovernorateالقصرينKasserine8,260412,278442,336439,243
Kébili GovernorateقبليKébili22,454143,218156,894156,961
Le Kef GovernorateالكافLe Kef5,081258,790255,568243,156
Mahdia GovernorateالمهديةMahdia2,878377,853392,792410,812
Manouba Governorateمنوبة Manouba1,137335,912379,905379,518
Monastir GovernorateالمنستيرMonastir1,024455,590542,068548,828
Médenine GovernorateمدنينMédenine9,167432,503474,231479,520
Nabeul Governorateنابل Nabeul2,822693,890784,516787,920
Sfax GovernorateصفاقسSfax7,545855,256969,824955,421
Sidi Bouzid Governorateسيدي بوزيدSidi Bouzid7,400395,506419,186429,912
Siliana GovernorateسليانةSiliana4,642233,985234,070223,087
Sousse GovernorateسوسةSousse2,669544,413655,872674,971
Tataouine GovernorateتاطاوينTataouine38,889143,524148,203149,453
Tozeur GovernorateتوزرTozeur5,59397,526108,676107,912
Tunis Governorateتونس Tunis288983,8611,004,5341,056,247
Zaghouan GovernorateزغوانZaghouan2,820160,963176,028176,945
total  163,6109,910,87210,886,52710,982,754
source: National Statistics Institute, Tunisia.
source: area - Agence de Promotion de l'Industrie et de l'Innovation, Tunisia.
note: inland waters account for 9,080 sq.km. of the total area.

Main cities

namenative namepopulation
2013-07-01
estimate
latitude /
longitude
Tunisتونس العاصمة651,28436.79/10.15
Sfaxصفاقس299,23534.74/10.76
Sousseسوسة 223,84435.83/10.64
El Mnihla-Ettadhamenالتضامن المنيهلة146,666 
Kairouanالقيروان 136,35035.67/10.10
El Mouroujالمروج134,270 
Gabesقابس 132,60333.88/10.12
Bizerteبنزرت126,49137.27/9.87
Soukraسكرة120,860 
Arianaأريانة 117,524 
Gafsaقفصة 105,848 
source: National Statistics Institute, Tunisia.