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Tunisia Economy

Tunisia Economy

ECONOMY: GENERAL INFORMATION Tunisia inherited a modern production structure from the French colonial period. After having adhered in the years immediately following independence (1956) to a clearly socialist orientation of economic development, starting from 1970 the country made an almost total change in its programmatic choices. By appealing widely to foreign capital, the government focused its utmost efforts on encouraging industry, building large public utility infrastructures and enhancing tourism. The result of these policies was a relative economic dynamism which,…

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Tunisia History

Tunisia History

PREHISTORY Double-sided industries related to the Acheulean are known in some sites, such as Koum el-Majene and Sidi Zin near El Kef. The Middle Paleolithic is attested by numerous findings on the surface or in the layer. Among these we remember the Mousterian near Gafsa, in Ain Meterchem and in the site of El Guettar, with fauna of rhinoceros, camels, bovids, etc.; a singular and complex conical structure formed by spheroidal stones has been found in this site, possibly connected…

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Tunisia History and Politics

Tunisia History and Politics

Carthage, its destruction and the consequences Originally the area of ​​what is now Tunisia was settled by the Berbers. In the north of the country lies the capital of Tunisia, which is called Tunis. It is very close to a famous ancient city, namely Carthage. Carthage was once the capital of the Phoenicians. You also sometimes hear the term “Punic” or “Carthaginian”. The Phoenicians probably founded the city in 814 BC. BC and established a world empire based primarily on…

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Tunisia Guide

Tunisia Guide

Country data Location: North Africa Time zone: CET (during summer time: CET – 1) Total area: 163,610 km² Land area: 155,360 km² Water area: 8,250 km² Length of the state border: 1,424 km Bordering countries are attributable to: Algeria: 965 km Libya: 459 km Coastline: 1,148 km Capital: Tunis Governorates: 24 Beja (Bajah), Ben Arous (Bin ‘Arus), Bizerte (Banzart), Gabes (Qabis), Gafsa (Qafsah), Jendouba (Jundubah), Kairouan (Al Qayrawan), Kasserine (Al Qasrayn), Kebili ( Qibili), Kef (Al Kaf), L’Ariana (Aryanah), Mahdia…

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