Territory in northern Africa, ruled since 1956 by the al-Jumhūrīyah at-Tūnisīyah


Tunisia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Tunisia (Arabic: تونس‎ Tūnis), officially the Republic of Tunisia (Arabic: الجمهورية التونسية‎ al-Jumhūriyyah at-Tūnisiyyah), is the northernmost country in Africa. It is an Arab Maghreb country and is bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Its area is almost 165,000 square kilometres, with an estimated population of just under 10.7 million. Its name is derived from the capital Tunis located in the northeast. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.23, Rank: 123, Personal Freedom: 5.93, Economic Freedom: 6.54, Democracy Index: 6.64
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.54, Rank: 108
Tunisia | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 79, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 3
"Following a year in which the country adopted a historic and progressive constitution and successfully held free and fair elections at the parliamentary and presidential levels, Tunisia experienced a number of challenges in 2015 that threatened to undermine its democratic progress. Three high-profile terrorist attacks in Tunis and Sousse killed dozens of people, leading to the imposition of states of emergency for much of 2015 that included curfews and prohibition on public demonstrations."