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  • 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.
  • 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.
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STAT Egypt Tunisia
Full name Arab Republic of Egypt Tunisian Republic
Land border length 2,665 km
Ranked 68th. 87% more than Tunisia
1,424 km
Ranked 107th.
National anthems Bilady, Bilady, Bilady ( My Country, My Country, My Country ) Humat al-Hima ( Defenders of the Homeland )
Neighboring countries and territories Cyprus (M) Greece (M) Israel Jordan (M) Libya Saudi Arabia (M) Sudan Turkey (M) Akrotiri and Dhekelia ( United Kingdom ) (M) Gaza Strip ( Palestinian territories ) Algeria Italy (M) Libya
Overview <p>Long known for its pyramids and ancient civilisation, Egypt is the largest Arab country and has played a central role in Middle Eastern politics in modern times. </p> <p>In the 1950s President Gamal Abdul Nasser pioneered Arab nationalism and the non-aligned movement, while his successor Anwar Sadat made peace with Israel and turned back to the West. </p> <p>The protests that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in 2011 put Egypt at the crossroads once again, as they led to an Islamist Muslim Brotherhood breakthrough at subsequently annulled parliamentary polls and a narrow win for the Brotherhood candidate in the presidential election of 2012. </p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13313370">Full Article</a> <p>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. </p> <p>In their time, the Romans, Arabs, Ottoman Turks and French realised its strategic significance, making it a hub for control over the region. </p> <p>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&#039;s rights in Tunisia are among the most advanced in the Arab world - the abolition of polygamy and compulsory free education. </p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14107241">Full Article</a>

SOURCES: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states; Wikipedia: List of countries and territories by land borders (Land borders) (Note: land border lengths will vary depending on the scale by which they are measured, and therefore these figures without a source accompanied by an explanation of how they were measured and at what scale makes comparisons impossible; for more information see coastline paradox .); Wikipedia: List of national anthems (Anthems of United Nations member states) ("List of Member States" . United Nations . Retrieved 2011-07-21 .); Wikipedia: List of countries and territories by land and maritime borders; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

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