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About Tunisia

Tunisia, also known as Republic of Tunisia is a Small North African country bordering the Mediterranean Sea and Sahara Desert. Tunisia is a former French colony.

The economy of Tunisia is considered to be free and it is an export oriented country. The primary sectors are Oil production, services, industry and services. The industry sector comprises of clothing & footwear manufacturing and production of automobile parts and electric machinery.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionNorth Africa
Capital CityTunis
Government TypeSemi-Presidential Republic
Official Languagesb
CurrencyTunisian dinar (TND)
Phone Code +216
Important CitiesSfax, Sousse, Kairouan, Bizerte, Gabès, Aryanah, Kasserine,Gafsa, La Goulette
National DayIndependence Day (20th Mar)
GDP (nominal)USD 51.271 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking78
Primary Industriespetroleum, mining (particularly phosphate, iron ore), tourism, textiles, footwear, agribusiness, beverages
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsAlgeria, Libya, Italy, Malta
Member ofArab Maghreb Union(AMU), African Union(AU), Community of Sahel–Saharan States(CEN-SAD), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa(COMESA), Group of 77(G77), Greater Arab Free Trade Area(GAFTA), Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition(IMCTC), Organisation of African Unity(OAU), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie(OIF), United Nations(UN), Union for the Mediterranean(UfM), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Major ExportsElectrical Products, Fashion and Apparel, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Edible Oils & Seeds, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Machinery & Appliances, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Marine Vessels, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Pharmaceutical Products, Vegetables and Related Products, Toys and Games, Glass and glassware, Ceramic Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Plastics and Products, Cereals & Pulses, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Silk & Textiles, Pharmaceutical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Rubber and Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Aviation Vehicles, Fashion and Apparel, Household Items & Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 18.545 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 26.673 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 8.128 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaGlobal System of Trade Preferences( GSTP), Partial Scope Agreement (PSA), Bilateral Relations, Bilateral trade
Major Exports to IndiaChemical Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Electrical Products, Fruits and Nuts, Silk & Textiles, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Live Animals and Animal Products, Fashion and Apparel, Plastics and Products, Wood and Pulp, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Instruments & Optical Solutions
Major Imports from IndiaAutomobiles, Vehicles & Components, Machinery & Appliances, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Spices, Silk & Textiles, Plastics and Products, Electrical Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Books and Papers, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Rubber and Products, Edible Oils & Seeds
India's Imports ValueUSD 421.24 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 423.11 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 1.87 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for TunisiaEmbassy of India
H.E. Mr. N. J. Gangte
Honourable Ambassador
4, Rue Didon, Place Notre Dame, Mutuelville, Tunis, Tunisia
00-216-71-787819, 790968

Embassy Details of Tunisia in IndiaTunisia
Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia
H.E. Mrs. Hayet Talbi EP Bilel
A-9A/6 Vasant MargVasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
+91-11-2614 5346, 2614 5349, 2614 5351 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Tunisia in Bengaluru
H.E. Mrs. Shabeena Sultana
Honorary Consul
No. 001, Woodsvale Apts, 78, Nandidurga Road, Benson Town, Bengaluru-560046
+919986524777 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Tunisia in Mumbai
H.E. Mr. Nandkishor Kagliwal
Honorary Consul