Updated: Sep 14, 2022
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Tunisia or officially the Republic of Tunisia.
Tunisia is an Arab Country, and is a part of the Maghreb region of North Africa and is bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Italy also shares a maritime border with Tunisia.
Reason for Naming the country
Tunisia was called Ifrīqiyyah in the early centuries of the Islamic period. That name, in turn, comes from the Roman word for Africa, and the name was also given by the Romans to their first African colony. The word Tunisia is derived from Tunis; a central urban hub and the capital of modern-day Tunisia. The present form of the name, with its Latinate suffix -ia, evolved from French Tunisie, in turn generally associated with the Berber root, transcribed tns, which means "to lay down".