Tunisia

Tunisia ( i/tuːˈniːʒə/ two-NEE-zhə or /tjuːˈnɪziə/ tew-NIZ-iə; Arabic: تونس‎ Tūnis ; French: Tunisie), officially the Republic of Tunisia (Arabic: الجمهورية التونسية‎ al-Jumhūriyyah at-Tūnisiyyah; Berber: Tagduda n Tunes; French: République tunisienne), is the smallest country in North Africa. It is an Arab Maghreb country bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east.

Tunisia is almost 165,000 square kilometres (64,000 sq mi) in area, with an estimated population of just under 10.7 million. Its name is derived from the capital Tunis located in the northeast. The south of the country is composed of the Sahara desert, with much of the remainder consisting of particularly fertile soil and 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) of coastline.

Tunisia has an association agreement with the European Union and is a member of the Arab Maghreb Union, the Arab League, and the African Union. Tunisia has established close relations with France in particular, through economic cooperation, industrial modernization, and privatisation programs.

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