Tunisia Population: 11,774,095

Tunisia is the country that is located in the Northern part of Africa. This is a country that stands against the natural trend of the African countries. As a country, the human development index of Tunisia is quite high. Unlike the other African countries, Tunisia is a developed country, and it’s developing more and more with the flow of time. The country is quite big; it occupies a space of 163610 square kilometers.

Largest cities in Tunisia by population 

Tunis is the largest among all the cities in Tunisia, and it is known as the capital of Tunisia also. There are many large cities in Tunisia, which are Sfax, Sousse, Ettadhamen, Kairouan, Gabes, Bizerte, Aryanah, Gafsa, El Mourouj, etc. All the cities are big, and the populations of the cities are very high.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Tunis 693,210 Hammamet 53,733 Ksour Essaf 27,936
Sfax 277,278 Jendouba 51,408 Siliana 26,960
Sousse 164,123 El Kef 47,979 Manouba 24,948
Kairouan 119,794 Hammam-Lif 47,760 Nefta 21,720
Bizerte 115,268 Oued Lill 47,101 Chebba 21,559
Gabes 110,075 Menzel Bourguiba 46,245 Menzel Jemil 21,542
Ariana 97,687 Mahdia 45,977 Takelsa 20,659
Kasserine 81,987 Zouila 44,349 Medjez el Bab 20,118
Gafsa 81,232 Rades 44,298 El Jem 20,029
La Goulette 79,795 Kelibia 43,209 Akouda 20,027
Zarzis 79,316 Sidi Bouzid 42,098 Kebili 19,875
Ben Arous 74,932 Metlaoui 41,899 Tajerouine 18,909
Monastir 71,546 Djemmal 39,990 Douar Tindja 18,551
La Mohammedia 66,593 Ksar Hellal 39,792 Ouardenine 18,287
Al Marsa 65,640 Tozeur 34,943 El Fahs 18,083
Msaken 64,563 Dar Chabanne 33,953 Beni Khiar 18,011
Skanes 64,222 Hammam Sousse 33,834 Zaghouan 16,911
Houmt El Souk 62,583 Gremda 33,744 Mennzel Bou Zelfa 16,231
Tataouine 62,577 Korba 33,589 El Alia 16,083
El Hamma 62,000 La Sebala du Mornag 33,421 Thala 16,068
Medenine 61,705 Midoun 32,000 Bekalta 15,937
Douane 60,192 Mateur 31,005 Carthage 15,922
Beja 57,233 Ar Rudayyif 30,048
Nabeul 56,387 Douz 28,127

Tunisia population history

Tunisia is one of the countries that have a high population. Tunisia has a population of around 12 million people. This country is in the 79th rank in the population list. The country has a population density of 63 people per square kilometer.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 11,818,619 1.06% 123,900 -4,000 32.8 2.2 76 70.10% 8,280,799 0.15% 7,794,798,739 79
2019 11,694,719 1.12% 129,518 -4,000 31.6 2.24 75 69.80% 8,160,285 0.15% 7,713,468,100 78
2018 11,565,201 1.15% 131,758 -4,000 31.6 2.24 74 69.50% 8,038,426 0.15% 7,631,091,040 77
2017 11,433,443 1.15% 129,498 -4,000 31.6 2.24 74 69.20% 7,915,930 0.15% 7,547,858,925 77
2016 11,303,945 1.11% 123,996 -4,000 31.6 2.24 73 68.90% 7,793,657 0.15% 7,464,022,049 79
2015 11,179,949 1.00% 108,941 -30,000 31.3 2.25 72 68.60% 7,672,383 0.15% 7,379,797,139 79
2010 10,635,244 1.02% 105,695 -8,128 29.3 2.02 68 66.70% 7,092,304 0.15% 6,956,823,603 78
2005 10,106,771 0.81% 79,684 -28,609 27.2 2.04 65 65.20% 6,590,593 0.15% 6,541,907,027 79
2000 9,708,350 1.25% 116,590 -7,961 25.1 2.34 62 63.40% 6,152,385 0.16% 6,143,493,823 80
1995 9,125,398 2.06% 176,580 28,068 23.1 2.98 59 61.40% 5,602,764 0.16% 5,744,212,979 79
1990 8,242,496 2.38% 182,580 9,800 21.3 4 53 57.90% 4,770,561 0.15% 5,327,231,061 80
1985 7,329,594 2.83% 191,111 17,116 19.9 4.82 47 53.80% 3,942,049 0.15% 4,870,921,740 80
1980 6,374,039 2.42% 143,425 -14,414 18.6 5.65 41 50.50% 3,220,311 0.14% 4,458,003,514 80
1975 5,656,914 2.24% 118,621 -19,413 17.8 6.39 36 47.60% 2,689,901 0.14% 4,079,480,606 82
1970 5,063,809 2.17% 103,174 -19,305 17 6.92 33 43.50% 2,200,342 0.14% 3,700,437,046 82
1965 4,547,941 1.71% 73,941 -28,499 17.5 6.99 29 39.70% 1,805,609 0.14% 3,339,583,597 79
1960 4,178,236 1.16% 46,939 -38,150 18.5 6.85 27 37.50% 1,566,577 0.14% 3,034,949,748 81
1955 3,943,540 1.81% 67,647 -3,733 19.4 6.65 25 35.20% 1,389,870 0.14% 2,773,019,936 79

Tunisia population forecast

The growth rate in the population of Tunisia is quite high, and the population in Tunisia is growing rapidly. From the last few years, the growth rate in the popular of Tunisia is 1.09%. The country is supposed to reach a population of 12.4 million within the next 10 years if the growth rate remains the same.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 11,818,619 1.12% 127,734 -4,000 32.8 2.2 76 70.10% 8,280,799 0.15% 7,794,798,739 79
2025 12,346,742 0.88% 105,625 -4,000 34.4 2.2 79 71.70% 8,853,818 0.15% 8,184,437,460 80
2030 12,755,757 0.65% 81,803 -4,000 36.1 2.2 82 73.50% 9,372,398 0.15% 8,548,487,400 81
2035 13,077,865 0.50% 64,422 -4,000 37.4 2.2 84 75.30% 9,847,992 0.15% 8,887,524,213 82
2040 13,353,185 0.42% 55,064 -4,000 38.4 2.2 86 77.20% 10,304,596 0.15% 9,198,847,240 83
2045 13,597,966 0.36% 48,956 -4,000 39.1 2.2 88 79.00% 10,741,900 0.14% 9,481,803,274 84
2050 13,796,600 0.29% 39,727 39.9 2.2 89 80.70% 11,138,512 0.14% 9,735,033,990 85

Tunisia demographics

Among the entire population of Tunisia, 98% are Arabians, 1% are Europeans, and the rest 1% are Jewish. The first residents of Tunisia, who started the civilization there, are Berbers.

Arabic is the main language here. Tounsi is the local language, which is usually a version of Tunisian Arabic. Some minorities speak in Berber languages.

Tunisia religion and politics

The main religion that is observed in Tunisia is Islam. Mainly Sunni Muslims are found here. 98% of the population are Muslims, while 2% of people follow Christianity.

This is a representative democracy. The people of Tunisia select their president through election every 5 years. The prime minister is the controller of the Tunisian government. A civil law court system is present in this country.

Tunisia economy

The country has the 91st largest economy around the world. Tunisia produces around 42 billion dollars as GDP every year. This is one of the fastest-growing economies across the continent and even in the world.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%