Tunisia Population 2022


Tunisia map
  • The current population of Tunisia is estimated at 12,102,216 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Tunisia represent 0.15% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Tunisia is 73.65 inhabitants per km2.
  • Tunisia is located in Africa.
  • Tunisia ranks number 79 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Tunisia is 36.840586. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 10.168595.
  • The median age in Tunisia is 32.71 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Tunisia is 2.24 TND per hour, around USD $0.70 per hour, in 2022.
  • The countries that Tunisia shares its land boundary with are Algeria to the west and southwest, and Libya to the southeast. The Mediterranean Sea lies to the east and north.

Tunisia

Official name Republic of Tunisia
Location Africa
Capital Tunis
Population 12,090,550 (as of August, 2022)
Population density 73.65/km2
Population growth rate 0.97% (in 2022)
Area 163,610 km2 (63,170.15 sq mi)
Official language Arabic
Currency Tunisian Dinar (TND)
Life expectancy 77.20 years
Internet TLD .tn
Call code +216

Tunisia Population Graph

Tunisia Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 11,821,454 5,862,259 5,959,195 49.59% 50.41% 8,224,186 69.57%
2019 11,697,528 5,799,634 5,897,894 49.58% 50.42% 8,100,538 69.25%
2018 11,567,979 5,733,090 5,834,889 49.56% 50.44% 7,976,122 68.95%
2017 11,436,182 5,666,628 5,769,554 49.55% 50.45% 7,849,795 68.64%
2016 11,306,655 5,602,448 5,704,207 49.55% 50.45% 7,728,099 68.35%
2015 11,182,634 5,543,232 5,639,402 49.57% 50.43% 7,610,901 68.06%
2014 11,065,850 5,489,768 5,576,082 49.61% 50.39% 7,499,327 67.77%
2013 10,955,578 5,441,636 5,513,942 49.67% 50.33% 7,395,015 67.5%
2012 10,849,596 5,395,504 5,454,092 49.73% 50.27% 7,293,098 67.22%
2011 10,744,450 5,350,736 5,393,714 49.8% 50.2% 7,192,335 66.94%
2010 10,637,797 5,304,006 5,333,791 49.86% 50.14% 7,091,155 66.66%
2009 10,528,217 5,254,633 5,273,584 49.91% 50.09% 6,988,630 66.38%
2008 10,416,924 5,202,212 5,214,712 49.94% 50.06% 6,884,545 66.09%
2007 10,307,202 5,150,509 5,156,693 49.97% 50.03% 6,783,170 65.81%
2006 10,203,659 5,102,850 5,100,809 50.01% 49.99% 6,685,437 65.52%
2005 10,109,204 5,059,657 5,049,547 50.05% 49.95% 6,595,245 65.24%
2004 10,024,683 5,022,366 5,002,317 50.1% 49.9% 6,511,032 64.95%
2003 9,947,669 4,990,746 4,956,923 50.17% 49.83% 6,425,199 64.59%
2002 9,873,630 4,960,512 4,913,118 50.24% 49.76% 6,338,870 64.2%
2001 9,796,266 4,927,522 4,868,744 50.3% 49.7% 6,251,977 63.82%
2000 9,710,677 4,890,297 4,820,380 50.36% 49.64% 6,159,482 63.43%
1999 9,615,894 4,847,372 4,768,522 50.41% 49.59% 6,061,860 63.04%
1998 9,512,144 4,798,877 4,713,267 50.45% 49.55% 5,959,358 62.65%
1997 9,397,374 4,743,794 4,653,580 50.48% 49.52% 5,850,805 62.26%
1996 9,269,559 4,681,127 4,588,432 50.5% 49.5% 5,735,076 61.87%
1995 9,127,590 4,610,346 4,517,244 50.51% 49.49% 5,610,730 61.47%
1994 8,970,068 4,529,884 4,440,184 50.5% 49.5% 5,478,918 61.08%
1993 8,798,045 4,440,373 4,357,672 50.47% 49.53% 5,310,500 60.36%
1992 8,615,922 4,345,871 4,270,051 50.44% 49.56% 5,131,643 59.56%
1991 8,429,874 4,248,656 4,181,218 50.4% 49.6% 4,953,394 58.76%
1990 8,244,487 4,152,748 4,091,739 50.37% 49.63% 4,777,680 57.95%
1989 8,062,145 4,057,678 4,004,467 50.33% 49.67% 4,605,903 57.13%
1988 7,882,224 3,964,759 3,917,465 50.3% 49.7% 4,438,480 56.31%
1987 7,702,581 3,872,087 3,830,494 50.27% 49.73% 4,274,162 55.49%
1986 7,519,658 3,777,876 3,741,782 50.24% 49.76% 4,110,997 54.67%
1985 7,331,349 3,682,537 3,648,812 50.23% 49.77% 3,947,198 53.84%
1984 7,136,977 3,584,904 3,552,073 50.23% 49.77% 3,783,312 53.01%
1983 6,938,997 3,485,458 3,453,539 50.23% 49.77% 3,633,259 52.36%
1982 6,742,138 3,387,924 3,354,214 50.25% 49.75% 3,489,731 51.76%
1981 6,552,804 3,293,439 3,259,365 50.26% 49.74% 3,352,415 51.16%
1980 6,375,570 3,204,999 3,170,571 50.27% 49.73% 3,224,126 50.57%
1979 6,212,247 3,123,518 3,088,729 50.28% 49.72% 3,104,260 49.97%
1978 6,061,612 3,048,385 3,013,227 50.29% 49.71% 2,993,224 49.38%
1977 5,922,918 2,978,635 2,944,283 50.29% 49.71% 2,889,199 48.78%
1976 5,789,375 2,910,898 2,878,477 50.28% 49.72% 2,789,321 48.18%
1975 5,659,740 2,844,585 2,815,155 50.26% 49.74% 2,693,470 47.59%
1974 5,533,743 2,780,152 2,753,591 50.24% 49.76% 2,589,238 46.79%
1973 5,412,043 2,716,846 2,695,197 50.2% 49.8% 2,487,375 45.96%
1972 5,293,981 2,655,461 2,638,520 50.16% 49.84% 2,389,174 45.13%
1971 5,178,878 2,596,172 2,582,706 50.13% 49.87% 2,294,761 44.31%
1970 5,066,337 2,538,741 2,527,596 50.11% 49.89% 2,202,843 43.48%
1969 4,955,856 2,483,875 2,471,981 50.12% 49.88% 2,114,168 42.66%
1968 4,847,643 2,430,608 2,417,035 50.14% 49.86% 2,028,739 41.85%
1967 4,742,896 2,379,511 2,363,385 50.17% 49.83% 1,946,485 41.04%
1966 4,643,315 2,330,480 2,312,835 50.19% 49.81% 1,868,006 40.23%
1965 4,550,215 2,283,298 2,266,917 50.18% 49.82% 1,807,345 39.72%
1964 4,463,342 2,237,920 2,225,422 50.14% 49.86% 1,753,201 39.28%
1963 4,382,264 2,194,200 2,188,064 50.07% 49.93% 1,701,633 38.83%
1962 4,307,630 2,152,953 2,154,677 49.98% 50.02% 1,653,699 38.39%
1961 4,240,260 2,115,890 2,124,370 49.9% 50.1% 1,609,179 37.95%
1960 4,180,324 2,083,055 2,097,269 49.83% 50.17% 1,568,040 37.51%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Tunisia ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Tunisia. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Tunisia

# City Population 2022
1 Tunis 694,042
2 Sfax 279,635
3 Sousse 165,534
4 Kairouan 120,345
5 Bizerte 116,133
6 Gabes 110,989
7 Ariana 98,361
8 Hammamet 98,213
9 Kasserine 82,807
10 Gafsa 82,028
11 La Goulette 80,633
12 Zarzis 80,054
13 Ben Arous 75,726
14 El Hamma 74,188
15 Msaken 73,566
16 Monastir 72,083
17 La Mohammedia 67,146
18 Al Marsa 66,211
19 Skanes 64,774
20 Tataouine 63,165
21 Houmt El Souk 63,046
22 Medenine 62,254
23 Douane 60,746
24 Rades 60,490
25 Kelibia 59,068
26 Beja 57,731
27 Nabeul 56,861
28 Menzel Bourguiba 54,956
29 Jendouba 51,855
30 Djemmal 50,712
31 Ksar Hellal 49,865
32 El Kef 48,430
33 Hammam-Lif 48,133
34 Oued Lill 47,445
35 Mahdia 46,331
36 Zouila 44,766
37 Dar Chabanne 42,515
38 Sidi Bouzid 42,435
39 Metlaoui 38,920
40 Ksour Essaf 36,568
41 Tozeur 35,198
42 Hammam Sousse 34,081
43 Gremda 34,061
44 Korba 33,942
45 La Sebala du Mornag 33,665
46 Midoun 32,317
47 Mateur 31,284
48 Douz 28,383
49 Ar Rudayyif 27,257
50 Siliana 27,219
51 Manouba 25,210
52 El Fahs 23,742
53 Takelsa 22,324
54 Nefta 21,876
55 Chebba 21,796
56 Menzel Jemil 21,701
57 Medjez el Bab 20,337
58 El Jem 20,237
59 Akouda 20,185
60 Kebili 20,078
61 Ghardimaou 19,733
62 Tajerouine 19,534
63 Menzel Abderhaman 19,233
64 Mennzel Bou Zelfa 18,714
65 Douar Tindja 18,709
66 Ouardenine 18,452
67 Thala 18,431
68 Beni Khiar 18,193
69 Bekalta 17,984
70 Ezzouhour 17,499
71 Zaghouan 17,090
72 El Alia 16,216
73 Carthage 16,089
74 Galaat el Andeless 15,480
75 Maktar 14,652
76 Erriadh 14,530
77 Sahline 13,921
78 Tabarka 13,846
79 Testour 13,508
80 Ben Gardane 13,487
81 Ksibet el Mediouni 13,215
82 Seiada 13,068
83 Tabursuq 12,838
84 Banbalah 12,481
85 Bou Arkoub 12,439
86 Bou Arada 12,261
87 As Sars 12,226
88 Skhira 12,054
89 Beni Khalled 11,379
90 Rhar el Melah 10,640
91 Gafour 10,351
92 Rafraf 10,023
93 El Haouaria 9,381
94 Sidi Bou Ali 8,983
95 Beni Hassane 8,927
96 Haffouz 8,596
97 Menzel Kamel 8,413
98 Degache 8,283
99 El Maamoura 8,145
100 Zaouiat Djedidi 7,998

Other Countries from Africa Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Nigeria 216,850,785 218/km2
Ethiopia 119,814,176 93/km2
Democratic Republic of the Congo 105,404,210 46/km2
Egypt 105,191,099 102/km2
Tanzania 63,582,799 47.5/km2
South Africa 60,839,972 42/km2
Kenya 55,839,697 78/km2
Uganda 49,130,208 161.1/km2
Sudan 46,010,693 21/km2
Algeria 45,433,964 17.9/km2
Morocco 37,722,619 50.1/km2
Angola 33,103,620 25/km2
Mozambique 33,099,311 28.9/km2
Ghana 32,257,331 102/km2
Madagascar 29,098,694 35.6/km2
Ivory Coast 27,485,355 64/km2
Cameroon 27,395,781 39.9/km2
Niger 26,010,912 12.2/km2
Burkina Faso 22,081,135 65/km2
Mali 21,396,790 11.8/km2