Tunisia is located on the northern coastline of African continent. Tunisia borders the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Algeria to the west, and Libya to the east. The southern half of the country is located inside the Sahara Desert.


Population: 10 million (2014 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Arab - 98%, European - 1%, Jewish and other - 1%
Languages: Arabic (official), French, Berber (Tamazight)
Religions: Muslim (official)- 98%, Christian - 1%, Jewish and others - 1%


Tunisian Population:
In Canada: 15,125
In the GTA: 820

In Tunisia, Islam is the state religion. Indigenous churches are not allowed to own property or open bank accounts. The government maintained a secular tone in the past, but an Islamic party gained power as a result of the 2011 elections. Many have become uneasy about the role Islam will play in public life, and in particular people are concerned about women's rights. Indeed, the party which won the 2011 elections put forward a constitution that would put more limits on women. However, the party stepped aside in 2013, and a non-partisan (politically independent) government is now in power until the 2014 elections.

Map of Services and Churches in the GTA: 

Social and Settlement Services in the GTA


Tunisian Canadian Association for Development
TUNCAD is located in and operates from the 
Greater Toronto Area, Ontario



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