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Governorates of Tunisia

Tunisia is divided into 24 governorates (wilayat, sing. wilayah):

Key Governorate Population
(2014)[1]
Area
(km2)[2]
Density
1 Ariana 576,088 482 1,195.20
2 Béja 303,032 3,740 81.02
3 Ben Arous 631,842 761 830.28
4 Bizerte 568,219 3,750 151.53
5 Gabès 374,300 7,166 52.23
6 Gafsa 337,331 7,807 43.21
7 Jendouba 401,477 3,102 129.43
8 Kairouan 570,559 6,712 85.01
9 Kasserine 439,243 8,260 53.18
10 Kebili 156,961 22,454 6.99
11 Kef 243,156 4,965 48.97
12 Mahdia 410,812 2,966 138.51
13 Manouba 379,518 1,137 333.79
14 Medenine 479,520 9,167 52.31
15 Monastir 548,828 1,019 538.59
16 Nabeul 787,920 2,788 282.61
17 Sfax 1,113,496 7,545 126.63
18 Sidi Bouzid 429,912 7,405 58.06
19 Siliana 223,087 4,642 48.06
20 Sousse 674,971 2,669 252.89
21 Tataouine 149,453 38,889 3.84
22 Tozeur 107,912 5,593 22.87
23 Tunis 1,056,247 288 3,052.74
24 Zaghouan 176,945 2,820 63.93

The governorates are divided into 264 "delegations" or "districts" (mutamadiyat), and further subdivided into municipalities (baladiyat),[3] and sectors (imadats).[4]

Tunisia has 6 regions in the entire country.[5] The 6 regions are: North East Tunisia, Greater Tunis, North West Tunisia, Centre West Tunisia, Centre East Tunisia, and South Tunisia. Towards the northern regions, there are some humid areas near Tabarka and Aïn Draham.[6] Near the capital, Tunis, it is mostly semi-arid. However, in the southern regions, it is very arid due to the Saharan Desert.

Regions of Tunisia


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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 Tunisian census data". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18.
  2. ^ "tunisieindustrie.nat.tn". Archived from the original on 2014-12-17.
  3. ^ Tunisia Governorates
  4. ^ Portail de l'industrie Tunisienne Archived 2013-01-06 at the Wayback Machine, in French
  5. ^ "Fig. 1. Tunisia map according to region". ResearchGate. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  6. ^ Gazzah, Mohamed El; Khaldi, Soumaya (2013-01-23). "Variability in Cynara cardunculus L. Tunisian Populations: Seed Germination under Salt Stress". Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 1 (2): 23–26. doi:10.12691/aees-1-2-2. ISSN 2328-3912.