The population of Tunisia in 2010 is approximately 10.549.000 and estimated to be 10.6738 in 2011; Arab, Berber, African, and European influences have helped shape the unique Tunisian cultural identity. The overwhelming majority of the population is Muslim and the official region is Sunni Islam. Small Christian and Jewish communities practice their faith freely and contribute to Tunisia’s rich cultural diversity. The official language is Arabic while French is widely used as a second language and English is spoken among a growing number of Tunisians.
Tunisia’s population is over 65 percent urban. Tunis, the capital, with a population of more than 2.3 million, is one of the principal cosmopolitan urban centers of the Mediterranean. Other cities in Tunisia include Carthage, Jerba, Hammamet, Bizerte, Sousse, Sfax and Kairouan.