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Religion

Zitouna mosque in TunisZitouna mosque in TunisPhoto: Citizen59 CC 3.0 Unported no changes made

The official religion is Islam. About 98% of the population is Muslim, predominantly of the Sunni direction. Government interference is great, as the constitution states that the president must be a Muslim. The constitution does, however, guarantee that other religions can be freely professed on the condition that there is no danger to national security. The government facilitates mosques and pays for the imans.

The number of Christians (Roman Catholics, Greek Orthodox, Protestants) is about 2%. The Jewish community has an estimated 2,000 souls (mainly on Djerba).

Sources

Dominicus, J. / Tunesië
Gottmer

Ruland-Wachters, T. / Reishandboek Tunesië
Elmar

Tunesië
Standaard

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated May 2022
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