Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa. Its area is almost 165,000 km², with an estimated population of just over 10.3 million. Its name is derived from the capital Tunis located in the north-east.
After obtaining independence in 1956, the country took the official name of the "Kingdom of Tunisia" at the end of the reign of Lamine Bey and the Husainid Dynasty. With the proclamation of the Tunisian republic on July 25, 1957, the nationalist leader Habib Bourguiba became its first president and led the modernization of the country.
Today Tunisia is an export-oriented country, in the process of liberalizing and privatizing its economy. The country operates as a republic under the leadership of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali who has governed since 1987. The Tunisian economy has averaged 5% GDP growth since the early 1990s. (source) Thank you Sue Ellen!
Sue Ellen is from Puerto Rico, but living in North Africa - Tunisia. If you are interested in her travels, life in Tunisia and great recipes, check out her blog:http://apuertoricaninnorthafrica.blogspot.com/