Alt namesAfrica Novasource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 335
Al-Djoumhouria Attunusiasource: Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) p 663-664
al-Jumhūrīyah at-Tūnisīyahsource: Britannica Book of the Year (1991) p 716; Britannica Book of the Year (1993) p 732
Ifriqiyasource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 952
Republic of Tunisiasource: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Tunesiensource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) p 320
Tunissource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Tunisian Republicsource: Wikipedia
Tunisiesource: UN Terminology Bulletin (1993) p 84
Tunísiasource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) p 320
Túnezsource: UN Terminology Bulletin (1993) p 84
Coordinates34°N 9°E
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Tunisia ( or  ;  ; ; ), officially the Tunisian Republic (though often referred to in English as the Republic of Tunisia;  ; ; ) is the northernmost country in Africa and, at almost in area, the smallest country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It is bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east.

As of 2013, its population is estimated at just under 10.8 million.[1] Its name is derived from its capital city, Tunis, located on the country's northeast coast.

Geographically, Tunisia contains the eastern end of the Atlas Mountains and the northern reaches of the Sahara desert. Much of the rest of the country's land is fertile soil. Its of coastline includes the African conjunction of the western and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Basin and, by means of the Sicilian Strait and Sardinian Channel, features the African mainland's second and third nearest points to Europe after Gibraltar.

Tunisia has a high human development index.[2] It has an association agreement with the European Union and is a member of La Francophonie, the Arab Maghreb Union, the Arab League and the African Union. Close relations with Europe in particular with France and with Italy have been forged through economic cooperation, privatisation and industrial modernization.

In 2011, a revolution resulted in the overthrow of the autocratic President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali followed by the country's first free elections. Since then, Tunisia has been consolidating democracy. The country held its first Presidential elections since the 2011 Arab Spring on November 23, 2014.


How places in Tunisia are organized

All places in Tunisia

Further information on historical place organization in Tunisia

Research Tips

National Archives of Tunisia: A library of preserved works in Arabic, and a file index.

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