Tunisia Population 2017

11,539,993

Tunisia, officially the Tunisian Republic, is the northernmost country of Africa and the smallest country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, Libya and Algeria. The estimated 2017 population of Tunisia is 11.53 million, which ranks 80th in the world.

Tunisia's estimated population is 11.53 million, compared to 9.56 million in 2000. Tunisia is not densely populated, with just 63 people per square kilometer (163/sq mi), which ranks 133rd in the world. The capital and largest city is Tunis, with a population of just over one million. This is followed closely by Sfax with a population of 945,000. Other major cities include Tunis, Sfax, and Sousse.

Tunisia Demographics

Tunisia is mostly made up of people from distinct and mixed Berber and Arab descent. About 98% of the population identifies as Arabs, while just 1% are purely Berber and live in the Dahar mountains and the island of Djerba.

Between the late 19th century and through the 1950's, Tunisia had large populations of French and Italians, who combined made up 255,000 in 1956. Virtually all of the Europeans and the Jewish population left after the country gained independence. There was a history of Jews in the region going back 2,000 years. While the 1948 Jewish population was over 105,000, it was reduced to just 1,500 by 2003.

The Berbers are the first known inhabitants of the region, although today's Tunisia reflects many civilizations who have invaded, migrated to and been assimilated into the population over the last thousand years.

98% of the population are Muslims with 2% Christian, Judaism and other religions.

Tunisia Population in 2018Source: Leandro Neumann Ciuffo

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Tunisia Population Growth

Unlike many neighboring countries, Tunisia's government as implemented a very successful family planning program that has reduced the growth rate to just over 1% per year.

About Tunisia

Official NameTunisian Republic
Languages SpokenArabic
BordersDZA, LBY
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude349
Currencies UsedTND

Tunisia Population Density

Name Population
Tunis693,210
Sfax277,278
Sousse164,123
Midoun120,000
Kairouan119,794
Bizerte115,268
Gabes110,075
Ariana97,687
Kasserine81,987
Gafsa81,232
La Goulette79,795
Zarzis79,316
Ben Arous74,932
Monastir71,546
La Mohammedia66,593
Al Marsa65,640
Masakin64,563
Saqanis64,222
Houmt Souk62,583
Tataouine62,577
El Hamma62,000
Medenine61,705
Douane60,192
Beja57,233
Nabeul56,387
Al Hammamat53,733
Jendouba51,408
El Kef47,979
Hammam-Lif47,760
Oued Lill47,101
Menzel Bourguiba46,245
Mahdia45,977
Zouila44,349
Rades44,298
Qulaybiyah43,209
Sidi Bouzid42,098
Al Metlaoui41,899
Jammal39,990
Qasr Hallal39,792
Tozeur34,943
Dar Chabanne33,953
Hammam Sousse33,834
Al Qarmadah33,744
Korba33,589
La Sebala du Mornag33,421
Mateur31,005
Ar Rudayyif30,048
Douz28,127
Ksour Essaf27,936
Siliana26,960
Manouba24,948
Nefta21,720
Chebba21,559
Menzel Jemil21,542
Taklisah20,659
Majaz al Bab20,118
El Jem20,029
Akouda20,027
Kebili19,875
Tajerouine18,909
Dawwar Tinjah18,551
Al Wardanin18,287
El Fahs18,083
Beni Khiar18,011
Zaghouan16,911
Manzil Bu Zalafah16,231
Al `Aliyah16,083
Thala16,068
Al Baqalitah15,937
Carthage15,922
Menzel Abderhaman15,769
Qal'at al Andalus15,313
Maktar14,500
Sahline13,806
As Sayyadah13,718
Tabarka13,712
Tastur13,708
Bin Qirdan13,364
Tabursuq12,727
Banbalah12,367
Bu `Aradah12,158
Qusaybat al Madyuni11,313
Bani Khallad11,300
As Sars10,979
Qa`fur10,556
Bu `Urqub10,024
El Haouaria9,273
Rafraf9,255
Skhira9,211
Sidi Bou Ali8,855
Manzil Kamil8,314
Bani Hassan8,139
Degache8,134
As Sanad7,859
Haffouz7,765
Al Karib7,691
Al Matlin7,370
Jabinyanah7,349
El Golaa7,189
Sbikha7,062
Sidi `Ulwan7,051
El Maamoura6,969
Harqalah6,942
Ar Riqab6,702
Zawiyat al Jadidi6,583
Sakiet Sidi Youssef6,442
Mellouleche6,441
Shurban6,430
Sbiba6,291
Jemna6,254
Tuzah6,085
El Battan6,047
Port el Kantaoui6,000
Jilma5,647
Al Mazzunah5,564
Lamtah5,382
El Ksour5,034
Ghar al Milh5,018
Bi'r al Hufayy5,016
Sejenane5,009

Tunisia Population Clock

What is the population of Tunisia (as of 11/15/2017)?11,539,993
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)11,532,127
Births Per Day109
Deaths Per Day41
Net Migrations Per Day -11
Net Change Per Day 57
Population Change Since January 1st18,183

Tunisia Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 17.267 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 6.582 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.346 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.351 years
Male Life Expectancy 73.047 years
Female Life Expectancy 77.727 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.091 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.983 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 16.819 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 18.423 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 31.188 years
Rate of Natural Increase 10.425
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 3.742%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 4.262%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 3.213%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 11.417%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 13.99%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 8.839%
Median Age (Total) 32.4 years
Median Age (Female) 32.7 years
Median Age (Male) 31.9 years

Tunisia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
201711,532,12749.40%50.60%701.14%
201511,273,66149.41%50.59%691.16%
201010,639,93149.59%50.41%651.04%
200510,102,48249.80%50.20%620.82%
20009,699,19750.17%49.83%591.25%
19959,113,97550.36%49.64%562.05%
19908,232,79750.28%49.72%502.37%
19857,321,87650.19%49.81%452.83%
19806,368,16750.26%49.74%392.41%
19755,652,47650.28%49.72%352.24%
19705,060,39750.15%49.85%312.17%
19654,545,33950.22%49.78%281.71%
19604,176,26649.86%50.14%261.15%
19553,943,52849.76%50.24%241.81%
19503,605,30649.67%50.33%220.00%

Tunisia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
202011,903,13649.43%50.57%730.00%
202512,431,56749.43%50.57%760.87%
203012,841,61549.43%50.57%780.65%
203513,161,03349.43%50.57%800.49%
204013,434,54149.43%50.57%820.41%
204513,681,10449.47%50.53%840.36%
205013,883,99649.55%50.45%850.29%
205514,015,35749.67%50.33%860.19%
206014,063,52049.81%50.19%860.07%
206514,043,26049.97%50.03%86-0.03%
207013,980,51350.14%49.86%85-0.09%
207513,897,52650.30%49.70%85-0.12%
208013,805,37950.44%49.56%84-0.13%
208513,706,99650.54%49.46%84-0.14%
209013,598,73050.60%49.40%83-0.16%
209513,471,81650.62%49.38%82-0.19%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer