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.: BRIEF GUIDE TO TUNISIA :.
Tunisia
Name: Tunisia (لجمهورية)
Officially the Republic of Tunisia.
Population: 10.7 million
Area: 165,000 km2 ((64,000 sq mi)
Capital: Tunis
Language: Arabic (official), Derja, French, Berber
Religion: Islam (98%)
Money: Dinar
Dialing Code: +216
Tunisia is the smallest country in North Africa, and is bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya in the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east.

From broad sweeps of beach, overlooked by a tumble of sugar cube houses, to grand ancient ruins, and the vast, rolling dunes of the Sahara; Tunisia is a fusion of everything that makes North Africa enticing. It may be most famous as a summer beach break destination but there's something for everyone here.

Traditionally seen as North Africa at its most laid-back, Tunisia manages a delicate balancing act between traditional Islamic culture and the encroaching tide of modernity. Gender equality rights are written into the constitution, alcohol is freely available, and the state and religion are treated as two separate entities. But that's not to say that the fascinating rhythms of the Islamic world have disappeared.
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Like much of North Africa, Tunisia has been the subject of a remarkably colourful history, as a succession of conquerors have invaded, ruled over, and then lost the nation over the centuries.

The most famous empire to mark Tunisian soil were the Phoenicians who settled in Tunisia in around 1100BC and went on to found their capital Carthage some 200 years later. The Phoenicians expanding regional power brought them to the attention of Rome and led to the famous Punic Wars between these two Mediterranean empires. Rome eventually won out and it is their mighty monuments (usually overlaying earlier Punic ones) which have survived in Tunisia today.

As Rome waned, Tunisia fell first into the hands of the Byzantine Empire and then was captured by the Arabs who introduced Islam into the country. The Ottoman Turks incorporated Tunisia into their vast empire in the 16th century and held sway until being ousted by the influence of the European powers. The Italians were initially most prominent until French troops invaded from Algeria during the 1860s and Tunisia became a French protectorate.

Independence from France was granted in 1956, and the still-respected Habib Bourguiba became the country’s first president. His government was responsible for many of the facets that still shape Tunisia today from widespread public education to female emancipation.

Bourguiba was succeeded by President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 1987 who endeavoured to modernise the country further and introduced major economic reforms. Despite this, during his rule wealth disparity within the country widened considerably and in the later years of the presidency the government was accused of growing cronyism and corruption with a favoured few benefiting while the standard of living for normal Tunisians dropped. At the same time, all forms of opposition to Ben Ali's government were harshly dealt with.

In December 2010 a rising surge of disenchantment with the regime led to widespread public demonstrations over unemployment, poverty, and freedom of speech which became known as the Jasmine Revolution. Ben Ali was forced to step down as president on January 14 2011, ushering in a new democratic era.
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