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

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] Near the capital, Tunis, it is mostly semi-arid. However, in the southern regions, it is very arid due to the Saharan Desert.


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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.