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

Tunisia (Arabic: تونس‎ Tūnis; Berber: ⵜⵓⵏⵙ Tunes; French: Tunisie), officially the Republic of Tunisia (Arabic: الجمهورية التونسية‎ al-Jumhūrīya at-Tūnisīya) is a country in northwest Africa, covering 165,000 square kilometers. Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is the northernmost point on the African continent. It is bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Tunisia's population was estimated to be just under 11.93 million in 2016. Tunisia's name is derived from its capital city, Tunis, which is located on its northeast coast.

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."

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