Country briefing: Tunisia

News reports and articles 

Latest news about Tunisia 
A compilation from multiple sources

Brian Whitaker's blog posts and other articles about Tunisia 

Online news sources for Tunisia


Basic information

CIA World Factbook
The geography, people, government and economy of Tunisia 

BBC country profile
Essential facts, plus politics, media and key dates in Tunisia's history 

Local time

Local weather

Maps of Tunisia 
(University of Texas)

Currency converter 
Tunisian dinar (TND)

National anthem 
Audio, lyrics and sheet music 

More about the Tunisian flag


History and politics

Tunisia timeline
A chronology of key events (from the BBC)

Constitutional background 

Text of constitution (2014)

Draft constitution (2012)

Text of constitution 
Adopted 1959, amended 1988

Constitutional information 
Law Library of Congress

List of government ministers (CIA)

International Crisis Group
Recent reports about Tunisia

The November 7 Declaration
Ben Ali's speech to parliament in 1987 after President Bourguiba was declared unfit to govern

Manifesto of the Rassemblement Constitutionel Democratique
27 October, 1999 (in French)

Victory speech by President Ben Ali 
26 October, 1999, after winning 99.44% of the vote

The fall of President Ben Ali 
Contemporaneous blog posts documenting the 2010-2011 Tunisian uprising

Speech by President Ben Ali
27 December 2010

Speech by President Ben Ali 
10 January 2011 (final speech before his resignation)

Documents 
Historical and political texts relating to Tunisia


Travel

US State Department
Consular information and travel advice

British Foreign Office
Travel advice

Tunisian National Tourism Office

Lonely Planet guide
Places and practicalities

The Star Wars Traveller 
One of Tunisia's claims to fame is that scenes from Star Wars were filmed there. This guide traces the locations.

Tunis Air
The national airline

Electricity, plugs and sockets 


Economy

World Bank: Tunisia 
Comprehensive economic data

Tunisia and the IMF

Banque Centrale de Tunisie
Economic and financial data (in English and French)

Water and agriculture in Tunisia
FAO country profile


Tunisia: further reading

Lonely Planet Tunisia
by Donna Wheeler and Paul Clammer, 2010. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Unfinished Revolutions: Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia after the Arab Spring 
by Ibrahim Fraihat, 2016. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

A History of Modern Tunisia 
by Kenneth Perkins, 2014. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

The Rough Guide to Tunisia
by Daniel Jacobs, 2009. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Carthage: Uncovering the Mysteries and Splendors of Ancient Tunisia 
by David Soren, Aicha Ben Abed Ben Khader and Hedi Slim, 1990. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

A History of Modern Tunisia 
by Kenneth Perkins, 2014. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Workers and Thieves: Labor Movements and Popular Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt 
by Joel Beinin, 2015. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Tunisia: From stability to revolution in the Maghreb
by Christopher Alexander. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Islamism, Electoral Hegemony, and Democracy: Lessons from Turkey, Egypt, and Tunisia 
by Sebnem Gumuscu and Fuat Keyman. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Youth and Revolution in Tunisia
by Alcinda Honwana, 2013. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Politics and Power in the Maghreb: Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco from Independence to the Arab Spring 
by Michael Willis. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Karama! Journeys through the Arab Spring
Johnny West, 2011. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk [Also includes Libya and Egypt]

Politics and Power in the Maghreb: Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco from Independence to the Arab Spring 
Michael Willis, 2012. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk