The Republic of Tunisia is situated in Northen Africa and shares a border with Algeria and Libya. French colonial rule ended in 1956 and for 30 years, the country was lead by Habib Bourguiba. In 2010 the Arab Revolutions also known as the Arab Spring began in Tunisia with the Tunisian Revolution. It spread to 5 other countries Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Syria and Bahrain, where either the regime was toppled or major civil uprisings occurred. The country’s transition has since made progress overcoming political deadlock to adopt a new constitution, and holding both parliamentary and presidential elections. There are still major challenges from Islamist terrorist attacks.
President: Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi
Population: 11.5 million
Languages: Arabic, French