- a city in and the capital of Tunisia, in the NE part.
- one of the former Barbary States in N Africa, once notorious for its pirates: constitutes modern Tunisia.
[too-nee-zhuh, -shuh, -nizh-uh, -nish-uh, tyoo-]
- a republic in N Africa, on the Mediterranean: a French protectorate until 1956. 48,330 sq. mi. (125,175 sq. km). Capital: Tunis.
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With a breathtaking view over the bay and the ruins of Carthage, we could see all the way back to Tunis and the Kasbah.A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists
Thomas A. Bass
April 6, 2014
Born in Tunis, Sliti moved to Italy looking for work, as many young North Africans do.
Now he only smiles when dreaming about setting up a snack stall back in his native Tunis.
That movement spread to Tunis, Cairo, Benghazi, and Daraa, and later Damascus and Aleppo.The Problem With Cities
Janine di Giovanni
June 24, 2013
Tunis at night feels increasingly more like a Gulf country than it did before the Arab Spring.Tunisia’s Dark Turn
March 17, 2013
So far as Tunis was concerned the expedition of Charles V. was fruitless.
Tunis as much as Algiers was the object of the servile dread of Europe.
Nevertheless, the expedition to Tunis was a feat of which Europe was proud.
Tunis and Algiers have also been great receptacles for the slaves of the Sudan.
This was the surname of the Nabob in Tunis, the label, as it were, of his luck.The Nabob
- the capital and chief port of Tunisia, in the northeast on the Gulf of Tunis (an inlet of the Mediterranean): dates from Carthaginian times, the ruins of ancient Carthage lying to the northeast; university (1960). Pop: 2 063 000 (2005 est)
- a republic in N Africa, on the Mediterranean: settled by the Phoenicians in the 12th century bc; made a French protectorate in 1881 and gained independence in 1955. It consists chiefly of the Sahara in the south, a central plateau, and the Atlas Mountains in the north. Exports include textiles, petroleum, and phosphates. Official language: Arabic; French is also widely spoken. Official religion: Muslim. Currency: dinar. Capital: Tunis. Pop: 10 835 873 (2013 est). Area: 164 150 sq km (63 380 sq miles)
In the sixth century b.c., Tunisia became the center of power for the city of Carthage.
Tunisia was a French protectorate from 1881 to 1956, when it achieved independence.
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