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
Habib ibn Ali
helped negotiate Tunisia's independence from France in
1956, and became the country's first President in 1957.
News from 1957
Tunisia abolished the monarchy and established a republic
On February 8, 1958, Algerian-based aircraft bombed and
strafed the village of Sakiet-Sidi-Youssef, killing 68
persons and wounding 100 others.
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