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العربية [1]تونس - الجمهورية التونسية

الجمهورية التونسية دولة عربية تقع في شمال قارة أفريقيا. يحدها من الشمال والشرق البحر الأبيض المتوسط، ومن الجنوب الشرقي الجماهيرية الليبية، ومن الغرب الجزائر. عاصمتها مدينة تونس. تبلغ مساحة الجمهورية التونسية 163,610 كم2. تمتد الصحراء على 40 % من الأراضي التونسية بينما تغطي باقي المساحة تربة خصبة محاذية للبحر. لعبت تونس أدوارا هامة في التاريخ القديم منذ عهد الفينيقيين في قرطاج ثم ما عرف باسم مقاطعة أفريقيا إبان الحكم الروماني لها وكانت تسمى مطمور روما .فتحها المسلمون في القرن السابع الميلادي وأسسوا فيها مدينة القيروان.

أشهر مدنها: تونس ، صفاقس ، سوسة ، باجة ، بنزرت ، نابل ، القيروان ، قابس ،مدنين ، الحمامات ،ياسمين الحمامات،جربة و توزر.

Français Tunisie - République tunisienne

La Tunisie est un pays d'Afrique du Nord appartenant au Maghreb, équivalent de la Tamazgha berbère. Elle est bordée au nord et à l'est par la mer Méditerranée. Sa frontière ouest s’ouvre sur l’Algérie (965 km) et sa frontière sud-est sur la Libye (459 km). Son nom est dérivé de celui de sa capitale, Tunis, située dans le nord du pays.

English Tunisia - Tunisian Republic

The Tunisian Republic, is a country situated on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa. It is the northernmost African country and the smallest of the nations situated along the Atlas mountain range. Around forty percent of the country is composed of the Sahara desert, with much of the remainder consisting of particularly fertile soil, and a 1300-km coastline. Both played a prominent role in ancient times, first with the famous Phoenician city of Carthage, and later, as the Africa Province, which became known as the bread basket of the Roman Empire. Tunisia has borders with ► Algeria and ► Libya, and between Tunisia and ► Sicily lies ► Malta.

Short name  Tunisia
Official name Tunisian Republic
Status Independent country since 1956
Location North Africa
Capital تونس
Population 11,852,032 inhabitants
Area 163,610 square kilometres (63,170 sq mi)
Major languages Arabic (official), French (commonly used)
Major religions Islam
More information Tunisia, Geography of Tunisia, History of Tunisia and Politics of Tunisia
More images Tunisia - Tunisia (Category).

General maps

Map of Tunisia
Carte de Tunisie
Governorates of Tunisia
Gouvernorat de Tunisie
Governorates of Tunisia
Gouvernorat de Tunisie
Delegations of Tunisia

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Tunisia, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Tunisia.

The Ibero-Mauritan culture (appr. 10.000 BCE) and the Capsian culture (10.000-6.000 BCE
La culture ibéromaurusienne
Carthago's location in Mediterrannean sea's middle
Punic and roman sites in Tunisia
Location of Carthage and Carthaginian influence sphere before the First Punic War (264 BC)
Localisation de Carthage et la sphère d'influence carthagienne avant la Première Guerre punique
Territorial development of the Roman Empire 264 BC-192, including the conquest of present Tunisia
Développement territoriale de l'Empire romain 264 AC-192
The Roman Republic and Carthago in 218, just prior to the Second Punic War
La fr:République Romain et Carthage, 218
Hannibals invasion in the Punic Wars
The extent of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire;
133 BC
44 BC (late Republic, after conquests by republican generals)
AD 14 (death of Augustus)
117 (maximum extension)
Map of the Roman Empire in 116
Roman Empire in 117
Africa romana end of IInd century
Roman Empire divided 395
The division of the Empire after the death of Theodosius I, ca.395 AD superimposed on modern borders.
Western Roman Empire 395
Invasions of the Roman Empire 100-500
Invasions of the Roman Empire 100-500
Kingdom of the Vandals and Alans in 455
Kingdom of the Vandals and Alans in 526
Tunisia conquered by the Byzantine Empire
Byzantine Empire under emperor Justinianus
Byzantine Empire under emperor Justinianus
Byzantine Empire 550
Expansion of the Caliphate: I: Muhammad; II: Abu Bakr; III: Omar and IV: Othman
Age of the Caliphs
Caliphate around 750
Conquest by the Ottoman Empire
Growth of the Ottoman Empire
Location of the Ottoman Empire in 1683
Map of the Ottoman Empire 1801

Other maps

Berber language map

Satellite maps

Satellite map

Notes and references

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  1. Romanization: Tunis - Al-Jumhūriyyah at-Tūnisiyyah.

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