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Tunisia

too nE' zha, a republic in northern Africa

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Tunisian Republic: Facts and Figures
Republic of Tunisia
Local Official Name
Al Jumhuriyah at Tunisiyah. Total Area 63,170 sq mi. Population 11,037,225. Capital Tunis. Independence from France Achieved March 20, 1956.

Habib Bourguiba
Habib ibn Ali Bourguiba
helped negotiate Tunisia's independence from France in 1956, and became the country's first President in 1957.

News from 1957
News from 1957
Tunisia abolished the monarchy and established a republic in 1957.

The French Bombing of Tunisia
French Bombing
On February 8, 1958, Algerian-based aircraft bombed and strafed the village of Sakiet-Sidi-Youssef, killing 68 persons and wounding 100 others.

Other News from 1958
Other News from 1958

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