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Population of Tunisia 2023

Tunisia, officially the Republic of Tunisia, is the northernmost country in Africa. It is a part of the Maghreb region of North Africa. As per the UN World Population Prospects report,  the population of Tunisia in 2023 is 12,458,223 (1.25 Crores)

Estimated Population of  Tunisia  in 2023  – 12.5 million

 Tunisia 2023 Population
Total Population12,458,223
Global Rank79
Land Area 155,360 sq.km (59,980 sq. mi)
Area Rank91
Pop. Density76 people/sq. km
Capital CityTunis

Source: UN World Population Prospects report

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Religion in Tunisia

Islam is the main and majority religion in Tunisia. Tunisia’s constitution declares Islam as the official state religion—and the absolute majority of its population, or around 98%, report to be Muslims, while some 2% follow predominantly Christianity or Judaism.

Amon Muslims 58% identify themselves as Sunni Muslims, while 40% say they are only Muslims without affiliation to any sect.

Christianity is followed by approx 1% of the population and the main denominations are Roman Catholics, Seventh-day Adventists, the Protestant Church,, Lutherans, Anglicans, and Orthodox Churches.

Rest include Baháʼí population and a Jewish community of fewer than 1500 people.

Religion percentage in Tunisia 

  • Muslim – 98%
  • Christians –  1%
  • Jewish – <1%
  • Baháʼí – < 1%

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Tunisia Demographics
Fertility Rate* 2.20
Infant mortality rate ** 10.6
Median Age  32.8 Years
Life Expectancy 77.36 years
Urban Population 70%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Top Cities in Tunisia by Population

Rank City Population


Tunis 638,845


Sfax 330,440


Sousse 221,530


Ettadhamen 142,953


Kairouan 139,070


Gabès 130,984


Bizerte 136,917


Aryanah 114,486


Gafsa 105264


El Mourouj 104586
Population of Tunisia 2024 | Religion in Tunisia