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Basic information

Latest news from Tunisia

Al-Bab blog on Tunisia

History, politics, geography, economy and more

CIA World Factbook - Tunisia 

Nationmaster: Tunisia 
A compilation of facts and figures from many sources

BBC country profile - Tunisia 

Maps of Tunisia

Local time

Local weather

Currency converter 
Tunisian dinar (TND)

Telecommunications in Tunisia (Wikipedia)

National flag of Tunisia

National anthem 
Audio, lyrics and sheet music (National Anthems Reference Page)

Languages of Tunisia
Ethnologue Database

Historical and political texts relating to Tunisia


Constitutional background 

Draft constitution, 2012

Text of constitution 
Adopted 1959, amended 1988

Constitutional information 
Law Library of Congress

List of government ministers (CIA)

Heads of state and prime ministers
Historical list (ZPC database)

Human rights reports

Political parties in Tunisia (Wikipedia)

Constitutional Democratic Rally (RCD) 
Ex-President Ben Ali's party

The November 7 Declaration
Ben Ali's speech to parliament in 1987 after President Bourguiba was declared unfit to govern

Manifesto of the Rassemblement Constitutionel Democratique
27 October, 1999 (in French)

Victory speech by President Ben Ali 
26 October, 1999, after winning 99.44% of the vote

Speech by President Ben Ali
27 December 2010

Speech by President Ben Ali 
10 January 2011 (final speech before his resignation)


Tunisia timeline
A chronology of key events (from the BBC)

History of Tunisia (Wikipedia)


Tunisian newspapers  

Press freedom and censorship


See special page


World Bank: Tunisia 
Comprehensive economic data

Tunisia and the IMF

Economic news and data (zawya.com)

Banque Centrale de Tunisie
Economic and financial data (in English and French)

Oil, gas, and electricity
US Energy Information Administration

Water in Tunisia
Aquastat country profile


In the Tunisia section


Books from Amazon

For travel books visit our Tunisia travel page

Behind Closed Doors: Women's Oral Narratives in Tunis
Monia Hejaiej. Paperback, 1996

Economic and Political Change in Tunisia: From Bourguiba to Ben Ali
Emma C. Murphy. Hardcover, 1999

Exit Rommel: The Tunisian Campaign, 1942-1943
Bruce Watson. Hardcover, 1999

G. P. Baker. Paperback, 1999


Modern Tunisia
Andrew Borowiec. Hardcover, 1998

Tunisia (Cultures of the World)
Roslind Varghese Brown. Library Binding, 1998

Tunisia (Enchantment of the World)
Mary Virginia Fox. School& Library Binding, 1990

Tunisia in Pictures (Visual Geography)
Coleman Tunisia in Pictures Lollar (Editor), et al. Library Binding, 1989



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Last revised on 01 November, 2013