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Tunisia

Tunisia Background Stats

Named after legend:

possibly from the Phoenician goddess Tanith

Definitions

  • Countries named after legendary figures: Countries named after legendary figures and deities.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Countries named after legendary figures possibly from the Phoenician goddess Tanith 2014
Full name Tunisian Republic 2013
Independence day date March 20 1956
Land border length 1,424 km 2014 107th out of 200
National anthems Humat al-Hima ( Defenders of the Homeland ) 2011
Neighboring countries and territories Algeria Italy (M) Libya 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 3 2014 55th out of 171
Overview

Home of the ancient city of Carthage, Tunisia was once an important player in the Mediterranean, placed as it is in the centre of North Africa, close to vital shipping routes.

In their time, the Romans, Arabs, Ottoman Turks and French realised its strategic significance, making it a hub for control over the region.

French colonial rule ended in 1956, and Tunisia was led for three decades by Habib Bourguiba, who advanced secular ideas. These included emancipation for women - women's rights in Tunisia are among the most advanced in the Arab world - the abolition of polygamy and compulsory free education.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"Tunisia Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://148.251.51.235/country-info/profiles/Tunisia/Background