Flag of Tunisia

Tunisia Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesTN, TUN, 788
Official NameRepublic of Tunisia
Government TypeUnitary Semi-Presidential Republic
CurrencyTunisian Dinar (TND)
Calling Code+216
Member OfUnited Nations, African Union, Arab League, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
PopulationApproximately 11.7 million
Total Area163,610 km²
Highest PointJebel ech Chambi (1,544 meters, 5,066 feet)
Lowest PointShatt al Gharsah (-17 meters, -56 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 3,500
Life Expectancy76 years
Internet TLD.tn

Tunisia National Anthem

Humat al-Hima (Defenders of the Homeland)

O defenders of the Homeland!
Rally around to the glory of our time!
The blood in our veins is fervently boiling,
Our land is calling for those who dare.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Tunisia Flag

The national flag of Tunisia was officially adopted on July 3, 1959, following the country’s independence from France in 1956. The design of the flag dates back to the 19th century, during the Ottoman rule.

The flag features a red field with a white circle in the middle. Inside the circle is a red crescent encircling a red five-pointed star. The red color in the flag represents the blood of martyrs shed in the struggle against the Ottoman Empire and for independence from France. The white symbolizes peace, the crescent is a traditional symbol of Islam, and the star represents unity and a bright future.

The flag was designed to combine elements of both the Ottoman flag and traditional Islamic symbols while establishing a distinct national identity for Tunisia. This design choice represents a blend of the country’s historical ties and its modern aspirations.

Over the years, the Tunisian flag has become a symbol of national pride and sovereignty. It played a significant role during the Jasmine Revolution of 2010-2011, a movement that led to the Arab Spring. The flag is prominently displayed during national celebrations, sports events, and political rallies. It remains a powerful symbol of Tunisia’s heritage, its struggles for independence, and its ongoing journey towards democracy and development.