used in the country is: ( 2), is the northernmost
country in Africa
. It is a Maghreb
country and is bordered by Algeria
to the west, Libya
to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea
to the north and east. Its area is almost 165000 square kilometres (63,706.9 sq mi), with an estimated population of just over 10.4 million.
1881 In North Africa, Tunisia becomes a French protectorate.
1941 World War II: The Italian convoy ''Duisburg'', directed to Tunisia, is attacked and destroyed by British ships.
1943 World War II: Battle of the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia begins.
1956 Tunisia gains independence from France.
1956 Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia join the United Nations.
1957 The Republic of Tunisia is proclaimed.
1961 French military forces break the Tunisian siege of Bizerte.
1963 France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.
1987 In Tunisia, president Habib Bourguiba is overthrown and replaced by Prime Minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
2002 The Ghriba synagogue bombing by Al Qaeda kills 21 in Tunisia.