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Tunisia
INTRODUCTION
1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Economy
a. Figures
4. Health
5. Education
a. Universities
6. Demographics
7. Religions
a. Freedom
8. Peoples
9. Languages
10. History
11. Cities and Towns



























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Index / Demographics
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Demographics



Key figures
Population:
10.5 million
Population density:
64 per square kilometre.
Median age:
29 years
Population growth
1.0%
Fertility
1.7 children/woman.
MENA rank: 1 of 22.

DemographicsDetailed article
With comparison tables for all countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

Through the 20th century, the population of Tunisia doubled 5 times, which is one of the lowest growths in the MENA region.
As of 2009, the population growth is 1.0% per year, but this figure will go down, as fertility rate is 1.7 children per mother, which is below the critical level for stable population figures and the median age is 29 years. Tunisia even has negative migration figures, net figures are minus 4,000 individuals per year. Tunisia will most likely stabilize its population within a decade or more, and population projections for 2050 is at 14 million.
More information of demography is found in other Tunisia articles about ethnic composition, first languages spoken and religious adherence. There is also information relevant to demographics under education and health.

Year Density
(per km²)
Change
1840 770,000 5
1860 940,000 6
1870 1,070,000 7
1890 1,850,000 11
1900 1,900,000 11 3%
1910 1,940,000 12 2%
1920 2,070,000 13 7%
1930 2,400,000 15 16%
1940 2,840,000 17 18%
1950 3,530,000 22 24%
1960 4,220,000 26 20%
1970 5,130,000 31 22%
1980 6,380,000 39 24%
1990 8,100,000 50 27%
2000 9,530,000 58 18%
2009 10,500,000 64 10%





By Tore Kjeilen