[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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Diplomats from Egypt, Chad, Tunisia, Algeria and Sudan have met in Cairo to discuss how to halt the violence in Libya.Libya’s Proxy Apocalypse
August 27, 2014
The progress of the caravan of SUVs and buses ferrying the embassy staff out to Tunisia was monitored in real-time in Washington.U.S. Diplomats and Marines Close Embassy and Flee Libya Fighting
July 27, 2014
In his book, Cole looks at youth movements in three of the countries in the center of the Arab Spring—Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt.What Do Arab Millennials Want?
July 1, 2014
Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser, claims democracy transitions in Indonesia and Tunisia as Obama successes.Obama’s Budget Fails Democracy Promotion Abroad
June 12, 2014
“Actually, Tunisia now has more rich people than before the revolution,” she said.A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists
Thomas A. Bass
April 6, 2014
But they keep the peace only, for there is no warfare in Algeria or Tunisia to-day.
The roads of Algeria and Tunisia are marvellously good—where they exist.
One is tempted to say that Morocco is Tunisia seen by moonlight.In Morocco
By the plains of Boussada, the tourist can pass into Tunisia over the French frontier.Notes in North Africa
W. G. Windham
In general, from the Arab invasion in the 7th century Jerba shared the fortunes of Tunisia.
- 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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