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  Tunisia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Occupying the eastern portion of the great bulge of North Africa, Tunisia is bounded on the west by Algeria, on the north and east by the Mediterranean Sea, and on the southeast by Libya.
Tunisia is governed under the 1959 constitution, as amended in 1988; the president and members of the chamber of deputies are popularly elected every five years.
In 1159, Tunisia was conquered by the Almohad caliphs of Morocco.
www.bartleby.com /65/tu/Tunisia.html   (1302 words)

  Tunisia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1159, Tunisia was conquered by the Almohad caliphs of Morocco.
Tunisia is in north Africa, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert and between Algeria and Libya.
Tunisia's association agreement with the European Union (EU) entered into force on March 1, 1998, the first such accord between the EU and Mediterranean countries to be activated.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tunisia   (1566 words)

 International Parental Child Abduction Tunisia
Therefore, as a practical matter, foreign child custody orders are not generally recognized in Tunisia, and the parent must seek legal representation in Tunisia and file for custody in Tunisia.
Child custody laws in Tunisia are codified in the Child Code Law 67 of the Code du Statut Personnel Tunisian.
A minor child, under the age of 20 years cannot be taken outside Tunisia without the father’s permission or the court’s authorization, when the mother has been awarded custody.
travel.state.gov /family/abduction_tunisia.html   (754 words)

 Tunisia (09/05)
Tunisia's judiciary is headed by the Court of Cassation, whose judges are appointed by the president.
Tunisia received considerable economic assistance during this period from the United States and European and Arab countries and is one of the few developing countries in the region to have moved into the "middle income" category.
Tunisia served as the headquarters of the Arab League from 1979 to 1990 and hosted the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) headquarters from 1982 to 1993, when the PLO Executive Committee relocated to Jericho and the Palestinian Authority was established after the signing of the Oslo Agreement.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5439.htm   (4141 words)

 An MBendi Profile: An MBendi Country Profile for Tunisia including economic and travel overviews and directories of ...
Tunisia lies on the on the Mediterranean coast of Africa between Algeria and Libya and forms part of the North African Region.
Tunisia was the first country on the southern side of the Mediterranean to enter into a trade agreement with the EU.
Tunisia has a number of chambers of commerce and industry and details of these can be found via our Organisation Search, as can details of relevant government departments.
www.mbendi.co.za /land/af/tu/p0005.htm   (1683 words)

 Tunisia - Wikitravel
Tunisia [1] is a country in Northern Africa that has a Mediterranean Sea coastline in the very centre of Mediterranean Africa.
Libya borders Tunisia to the south-east, whilst Algeria lies to the west.
Arabic is the official language of Tunisia and one of the languages of commerce, the other being French — a relic of Tunisia's former status as a French colony until 1956.
wikitravel.org /en/Tunisia   (971 words)

 Background Notes Archive - Near East and North Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tunisia's constitution was revised in 1988 to permit the president to serve for three five-year terms.
Tunisia is a leader in the Arab world in the promotion of equal status for women under the law.
Tunisia and Algeria resolved a long-standing border dispute in 1993 and have cooperated in the construction of a natural gas pipeline through Tunisia that connects Algeria to Italy.
dosfan.lib.uic.edu /ERC/bgnotes/nea/tunisia9407.html   (2416 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - Tunisia
Tunisia's 1998 association agreement with the European Union, which has helped to create jobs and modernize the economy, was the first such agreement between the EU and an Arab North African country.
From 1995 to 2004, Tunisia's weighted average annual rate of inflation was 3.24 percent, up from the 2.67 percent from 1994 to 2003 reported in the 2005 Index.
Tunisia is open to foreign investment generally but does restrict it in some sectors.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Tunisia   (1018 words)

 Tunisia national football team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tunisia national football team, nicknamed Les Aigles de Carthage (The Eagles of Carthage), is the national team of Tunisia and is controlled by the Fédération Tunisienne de Football.
It took them 20 years to return to the finals but they have since qualified for the past three tournaments in succession, in 1998, 2002 and 2006.
Tunisia also won the African Nations Cup in 2004, when they hosted the tournament.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tunisia_national_football_team   (176 words)

Tunisia, at the northernmost bulge of Africa, thrusts out toward Sicily to mark the division between the eastern and western Mediterranean Sea.
Tunisia was settled by the Phoenicians in the 12th century B.C. By the sixth and fifth centuries B.C., the great city-state of Carthage (derived from the Phoenician name for “new city”) dominated much of the western Mediterranean.
Tunisia: Government - Government Tunisia is governed under the 1959 constitution, as amended in 1988; the president and...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108050.html   (746 words)

 Tunisia travel guide
Tunisia is more than an excellent place to play golf in the winter: on a small surface you can find real deserts with beautiful oasis, old cities, lots of carpets and fine beaches.
One of the more striking features of a visit to Tunisia is that every single city you visit seems really old.
Tunisia has been a part of Phoenician, Carthagenian, Byzantic, Roman, Arab, Turkish and French empires and they all left their beautiful traces here.
www.world66.com /africa/tunisia   (286 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Country profiles | Country profile: Tunisia
Although Tunisia has introduced some press freedoms and has freed a number of political prisoners, human rights groups say the authorities tolerate no dissent, harrassing government critics and rights activists.
Tunisia is more prosperous than its neighbours and has strong trade links with Europe.
Born in 1936 in Hammam Sousse, Mr Ben Ali was Tunisia's ambassador in Warsaw in 1980 and became prime minister in October 1987.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/country_profiles/791969.stm   (661 words)

 Country Business Intelligence Reports - Emerging Markets Series: Tunisia
It looks at the current state of Tunisia’s economy and finds it wanting in a number of departments, not least the continued dominance of the public sector and the masses of red tape that increase the cost of business.
As Tunisia prepares to host the UN’s World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and makes its bid to be North Africa’s telecoms hub, we take a close look at the state of the industry.
Finally, there is a profile of Tunisia’s film industry, which has played host to such classics as “Star Wars”, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “The Life of Brian”, and is looking to score some more big hits in the near future.
www.oxfordbusinessgroup.com /publication.asp?country=20   (1343 words)

 Tunisia - Home
They gained control again at the end of the century, during this attack they also had to contend with the Berber tribes whose resistance was set to continue for many centuries.
Tunisia became a very stable and prosperous enclave.
From there he organised propaganda and encouraged two years of guerrilla warfare against the French which, in the end, forced the French to grant autonomy to Tunisia in 1955.
www.africanet.com /africanet/country/tunisia/home.htm   (960 words)

 Ethnologue report for Tunisia
The number of languages listed for Tunisia is 8.
Southeastern Tunisia on Mediterranean islands (Jerba), isolated villages south of Jerba, southern Tunisia, and Pacha, old Medina, and Bab Souika streets in Tunis (Tamezret), Tamezret village near Zeraoua and Taoujjout, south of Gabès (Tamezret).
Tunisia; Dodecanese Islands west bank, Greece; Cyprus; other major Mediterranean ports.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Tunisia   (271 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Tunisia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tunisia has long taken a moderate, non-aligned stance in its foreign relations.
Tunisia is gradually removing barriers to trade with the EU.
Broader privatization, further liberalization of the investment code to increase foreign investment, improvements in government efficiency, and reduction of the trade deficit are among the challenges ahead.
www.odci.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/ts.html   (987 words)

To liberate Tunisia from Axis influence, the Allies would have to conduct operations whose character was entirely different from those at Casablanca, Oran, and Algiers.
In Tunisia American commanders showed a preference to begin attacks in the last hour of darkness, a tactic which gave the infantry an advantage but created problems for the artillery.
Readings on the Tunisia Campaign are to be found in both broader studies of Operation TORCH and the European Theater of Operations, as well as in autobiographical accounts by key participants and analyses of the battle for Kasserine Pass.
www.army.mil /CMH-PG/brochures/tunisia/tunisia.htm   (8784 words)

 Tunisia - Tunisian Republic - Country Profile - Tunis - Al Jumhuriyah at Tunisiyah
In recent years, Tunisia has taken a moderate, non-aligned stance in its foreign relations.
Tunisia is a member state of the League of Arab States
Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia in Japan
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/tunisia.htm   (645 words)

 Human Rights Watch: Middle East and Northern Africa : Tunisia
As the World Summit on the Information Society opens today in Tunis, Tunisia continues to jail individuals for expressing their opinions on the Internet and suppress Web sites critical of the government, Human Rights Watch said in a comprehensive new report on the repression of Internet users in the Middle East and North Africa.
The night before Human Rights Watch was to release a reportin Tunis condemning Tunisia's use of prolonged solitary confinement, the government contacted our researchers.
Interviews with recently released prisoners in Tunisia refute government denials that it is holding dozens of political prisoners in prolonged solitary confinement or isolation, some for over a decade.
www.hrw.org /mideast/tunisia.php   (1321 words)

 African Studies Center | Tunisia Page
The index has been created by The Norwegian Council for Africa, as part of its comprehensive effort to strengthen the knowledge of Africa and African affairs.
With its 650+ articles, 900+ photos, music cuts, movies, a discussion group and a bookstore, new articles are added every month.
Currents news, and links to different sources of information about tourism in Tunisia.
www.africa.upenn.edu /Country_Specific/Tunisia.html   (281 words)

 Technorati Tag: tunisia
Cultural and Saharan Tours to Tunisia Luxury tours to Tunisia focused on culture, archaeology, cuisine, arts and traditions, and adventure in the Sahara desert, stage of Star Wars and the English Patient.
Tunisia’s World Cup warm-up match against Kuwait has been cancelled after their opponents withdrew, the Tunisian Football Federation said.
Discover Tunisia and Malta - 15 Day Tour Join us on this unforgettable 15-day journey discovering the history, archaeology, and culture of Tunisia and Malta.
www.technorati.com /tag/tunisia   (550 words)

 Mosaics in Tunisia
The Romans lived lavishly in Tunisia which bounteous nature and rich soil made it possible to enjoy life.
Mosaics artists composed their pieces reflecting the daily life, the culture, the religion, and, of course, the bounteous nature, the sea, and all what made it possible.
The country boasts the world's largest collection of Roman mosaics, and its soil is still uncovering more and more pieces.
www.tunisiaonline.com /mosaics/index.html   (177 words)

 Tunisia Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Tunisia's list of attractions would do justice to a country twice its size.
The new province of Africa occupied the northeastern third of modern Tunisia.
The name spread as the boundaries of Roman control were extended, until it eventually became synonymous with the entire continent.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/africa/tunisia   (229 words)

Large parts of Tunisia is dry, but the north is green and fertile, with many forests but little agriculture and few inhabitants.
The coastal area south of Tunis is fertile and producing almost all of Tunisia's agriculture products.
There are some winter lakes, chott, dry and salty through summer, giving the country a special character, with the Chott El Jerid dominating the middle of Tunisia.
i-cias.com /e.o/tunisia.htm   (142 words)

Annual Energy and Energy-Related Data: Data for Tunisia for the years 1980-2003, reported by fuel (energy) category, are available to be downloaded in Excel (xls) spreadsheet format.
To see a complete energy balance for Tunisia for a recent year scroll down to the next item.
Tunisia Section of the Arab Maghreb Union Country Analysis Brief [html] - An overview of the energy situation in Tunisia.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/international/tunisia.html   (229 words)

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