Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Table of Contents

Tunisia - Country information


Local short name form

Official name





International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Tunisia - Number format


(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

Tunisia - Languages


Language map External

The official language is Standard Arabic External. Most of the population speak Tunisian Spoken Arabic External. There are also 500 speakers of Judeo-Tunisian Arabic External; 3 650 of Duwinna External (in Chenini town, Douirat Town and Tunis); 11 000 French External-speakers; 10 000 speakers of Jerba External and 3 000 Tamezret External speakers in Tamezret village.

Tunisia - Personal names and forms of address


The forms of address used in Tunisia are:

   Sayed      Mr
   Sayeda     Mrs
   Anisa      Miss

Tunisian names use ben meaning “son of” rather than bin.

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Tunisia - For the attention of


This may be transliterated to Ila inayet.

Tunisia - Company legal forms

Tunisian company types include:

   SASociété Anonyme
   Sarl - Société a responsabilité limitée (private company)
   SAS - Société par actions simplifiée

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see External

Tunisia - Address format


Addresses written in Latin script are usually written in French and are similar in format to French addresses. Their format is:

   First Name[ ]LAST NAME
   number[ ]thoroughfare type[ ]Thoroughfare name
   postal code[ ]SETTLEMENT

For example:




For the postal regions of Ariana & Ben Arous, Bizerte, Gabès, Sfax, Sousse and Tunis, the post office name is written after the city name. In the above example, SOUSSE is the city name and CORNICHE the post office name.

Thoroughfare types are written starting with a lower-case letter. For lists of thoroughfare types and other address component information, please refer to the chapter on France.

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Tunisia - Post office box


When written in Latin script, this is written as Boîte Postale, abbreviated to BP.

Tunisia - Postal codes


Postal codes (Code Postal) consists of a block of 4 digits. The first two digits indicate the governorate, the final two the delivery office. Codes cannot commence with 0.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Tunisia - Postal code format graphic


Tunisia - Postal code format

Tunisia - Postal code specifics


Tunisia - Postal code regular expression


Tunisia - Postal code level of coverage


Place names in Tunisia


Refer to Exonyms in Tunisia for full lists of place names in Tunisia in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at External

Other language place name data can be acquired at External

Tunisia - Administrative districts


Administrative districts graphic


Tunisia has 24 governorates. These, with their postal code areas, are:

Governorate Postal code area
Al Kaf / Kef 71
Al Mahdiyah / Mahdia 51
Al Munastir / Monastir 50
Al Qasrayn / Kasserine 12
Al Qayrawan / Kairouan 31
Aryanah / Ariana 2020; 2022; 2032; 2035-2037; 2041; 2056-2058; 2061; 2073; 2080-2081; 2083; 2088; 2091; 2094-2095
Bajah / Beja 90
Banzart / Bizerte 70
Bin ’Arus / Ben Arous 1125; 1135; 1145; 1164; 2013-2014; 2018; 2024; 2033-2034; 2040; 2043-2044; 2050; 2054-2055; 2059; 2063-2065; 2074; 2082; 2084; 2090; 2093; 2096-2099
Jundubah / Jendouba 81
Madanin / Medenine 41
Manouba / Mannouba 1110; 1113-1114; 1116; 1124; 1130; 1133-1134; 1142-1144; 1153; 2010-2012; 2021; 2028; 2031; 2071; 2075; 2086
Nabul / Nabeul 80
Qabis / Gabes 60
Qafsah / Gafsa 21
Qibili / Kebili 42
Safaqis / Sfax 30
Sidi Bu Zayd / Sidi Bouzid 91
Silyanah / Siliana 1140 (shared with Zaghwan); 61
Susah / Sousse 40
Tatawin / Tataouine 32
Tawzar / Tozeur 22
Tunis 10; 2000-2009; 2015-2017; 2023; 2025-2026; 2042; 2045-2046; 2051-2053; 2060; 2062; 2066; 2072; 2076; 2078-2079; 2085; 2087; 2089; 2092
Zaghwan / Zaghouan 1100; 1111-1112; 1115; 1121-1123; 1131-1132; 1140 (shared with Silyanah); 1141; 1146; 1152; 1154-1158; 1160; 1162-1163; 1194

This regions/postal code data can be acquired as a data file External

Telephone numbers in Tunisia


Tunisian telephone numbers have 8 digits, and no area codes. Mobile numbers commence with 2, 40-46, 5, 80-82, 88 or 9.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see External

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