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Tunisia

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Population:

10,383,577 (2008)

Land area:

155,360 sq. km.

Capital:

Tunis (pop: 887,800; 2005)

Economy:

In 2006, Tunisia ranked 91st in the UNDP Human Development Index and 68th in total GDP, with a per capita GDP of $2,990.30. Public debt accounts for 55.4 percent of total GDP, while 7.4 percent of Tunisians are beneath the poverty line.

Main language(s):

Arabic, French

Monkey's name:

The Monkey has conflicting information regarding his Tunisian (Arabic) name. An Algerian friend tells the Monkey that his name is El Khard (el card). Other information, from the Middle East, suggests that the Arabic name for the Monkey is Maimun (my moon). His French name is Le Singe (le sonzh).

Fun fact:

Tunisia’s desert landscapes are well known to fans of the popular Star Wars films. Director George Lucas used several Tunisian locations to portray Tatooine, home planet to the original trilogy’s hero, Luke Skywalker.

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