Officially known as the Republic of Tunisia, this is a country located in the north of Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the southeast, Algeria to the west and southwest, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the east. The population of Tunisia is around 11 million. The capital and the largest city is Tunis, and it lends the country its name.
The Tunisian Revolution of 2011, which was triggered by the lack of democracy and freedom in the country, overthrew the previous regime and catalyzed the Arab Spring in the region. The country had parliamentary elections in 2014, and a presidential in 2014. Tunisia now is a unitary semi-presidential representative democratic republic, and it is the only country in North Africa that is classified as "Free" by Freedom House.
It ranks high in the Human Development Index and is a member of the UN, La Francophonie, the OIC, Arab League, African Union, and the International Criminal Court among others. Tunisia has strong political and economic relations with European countries, and has an association agreement with the EU, and has the status of a major non-NATO ally of the US.