Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Independence Day of Tunisia - Google Doodle March 20, 2012

Fête de l'Indépendance de la Tunisie 

ذكرى استقلال تونس

Google Doodle today in Tunisia come with a theme Independence Day of Tunisia. Google logo looks like a flag of Tunisia. Red with stars and moon.

Flag of Tunisia

Tunisia (Arabic: تونس or Tunis), in the long form Republic of Tunisia (الجمهورية التونسية or al-Jumhūriyya did Tūnisiyya), is a country in North Africa belonging to the Maghreb.

It is bordered to the north and east by the Mediterranean Sea, west by Algeria with 965 kilometers of common border and southeast by Libya with 459 kilometers of border. Its capital Tunis is located in north-east, in the Gulf of Tunis. Over 30% of the total land area is occupied by the Sahara desert, the rest being mountainous and fertile plains, home of the Carthaginian civilization which reached its apogee in the third century BC. BC, before he became the "breadbasket" of the Roman Empire.

Long known as Regency of Tunis, particularly under the Ottoman Empire, Tunisia was under French protectorate May 12, 1881 with the signing of the Treaty of Bardo. 

With the advent of independence, 20 March 1956, the country is moving in the beginning to the status of a constitutional monarchy whose sovereign Bey Lamine, nineteenth and late Bey reigning dynasty Husseinites. 

With the proclamation of the republic, July 25, 1957, the nationalist leader Habib Bourguiba becomes the first president of the Tunisian Republic and modernizing the country. However, in 1987, after thirty years at the helm of the country whose end is marked by patronage and the rise of Islamism, Prime Minister Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali eventually drop it, but then continues the main objectives of "Bourguibism" while liberalizing the economy. Ben Ali, after twenty-three years of a presidency and authoritarian policing, characterized by the prevalence of corruption, was ousted by a popular revolution 14 January 2011, fleeing the country and found refuge in Saudi saoudite. With his wife, he is the subject of an international arrest warrant.

via wikipedia.