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Gafsa Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية ڨفصة Wilāyat Gafṣa) is one of the 24 governorates of Tunisia. It is situated in central Tunisia, bordering Algeria. It covers an area of 7807 km2 and has a population of 337,331 (2014 census). The capital of the city is Gafsa - ruled by Nader Hamdouni - whom all the heads of local municipalities report to.
|• Governor||Nader Hamdouni (since 2021)|
|• Total||7,807 km2 (3,014 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 5th of 24|
|• Rank||Ranked 17th of 24|
|• Density||45/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01 (CET)|
|ISO 3166 code||TN-71|
Gafsa is a noted irrigated fruit-growing oasis and a major shipping center for phosphates obtained from the salt flats of Chott el Djerid (Arabic: شط الجريد Šoṭṭ el-Jarīd). It is connected to the port of Sfax (Ṣafāqis) by road and rail. (Ijtihed Kilani)
Administratively, the governorate is divided into eleven delegations (mutamadiyat), eight municipalities, nine rural councils, and 76 sectors (imadas). The delegations and their populations from the 2004 and 2014 censuses, are listed below:
|Delegation||Population in 2004||Population in 2014|
|Oum El Araies||31,733||27,012|
The following eight municipalities are located in Gafsa Governorate:
- (in French) "tunisieindustrie.nat.tn". Archived from the original on 2014-12-19.
- "2014 Tunisian census data". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18.
- (in French) Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics) Archived 2014-10-29 at the Wayback Machine
- Recensement Général de la Population et de l'Habitat 2014 – Population, logements et ménages par commune et arrondissement [Census 2014 results – population, accommodation and households per municipality and delegation] (Report) (in French). National Institute of Statistics. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2016.