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Nabeul Governorate

Nabeul Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية نابلWilāyat Nābil Tunisian pronunciation: [ˈnɛːbɪl]) is one of the 24 governorates of Tunisia. It is situated in north-eastern Tunisia. It covers an area of 2,788 km² and has a population of 787,920 (2014 census).[1] The capital is Nabeul.

Nabeul

ولاية نابل
The center of Nabeul.
The center of Nabeul.
Map of Tunisia with Nabeul highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Nabeul highlighted
Coordinates: 36°45′N 10°45′E / 36.750°N 10.750°E / 36.750; 10.750Coordinates: 36°45′N 10°45′E / 36.750°N 10.750°E / 36.750; 10.750
CountryTunisia
CreatedJune 21, 1956
CapitalNabeul
Area
 • Total2,788 km2 (1,076 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 17th of 24
Population
 (2014)
 • Total787,920
 • RankRanked 3rd of 24
 • Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Postal prefix
xx
ISO 3166 codeTN-21

Nabeul is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, except the south west side where it is delimited by the three governorates Zaghouan, Sousse and Ben Arous.

HistoryEdit

Nabeul, the main city of the governorate, was founded in the 5th century BC by the Greeks of Cyrene, serving as a trade port.[citation needed] Its name is an Arabised form of the Greek Neapolis 'new city' (an etymology it shares with Naples, Neapoli, and Nablus).[citation needed]

ClimateEdit

Nabeul has an arid climate with steppe precipitation and hot arid temperature.[2]

Climate data for Nabeul
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 24
(76)
23
(74)
28
(83)
27
(80)
29
(84)
36
(97)
39
(103)
41
(105)
37
(99)
34
(94)
26
(79)
23
(74)
41
(105)
Average high °C (°F) 15
(59)
16
(60)
17
(62)
18
(65)
22
(71)
26
(79)
29
(85)
30
(86)
28
(82)
24
(76)
20
(68)
16
(61)
22
(71)
Average low °C (°F) 9
(49)
10
(50)
11
(52)
19
(66)
17
(63)
21
(70)
24
(75)
24
(76)
23
(73)
19
(67)
15
(59)
11
(52)
17
(62)
Record low °C (°F) 2
(36)
2
(36)
4
(40)
7
(45)
11
(52)
16
(60)
17
(63)
19
(67)
15
(59)
9
(49)
6
(43)
3
(38)
2
(36)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

MunicipalitiesEdit

Delegation[4] Population in 2004[5]
Béni Khalled 33,897
Béni Khiar 35,565
Bou Argoub 27,846
Dar Châabane El Fehri 39,477
El Haouaria 39,378
El Mida 23,667
Grombalia 55,489
Hammam El Guezaz 14,324
Hammamet 95,468
Kélibia 53,648
Korba 60,564
Menzel Bouzelfa 33,599
Menzel Temime 59,463
Nabeul 59,490
Soliman 41,846
Takelsa 20,169

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in French) Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics) Archived 2014-10-29 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ World Map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification updated, Meteorologische Zeitschrift, Vol.15, No. 3, 259-263 (June 2006)
  3. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Nabeul, Tunisia". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on September 11, 2013.
  4. ^ (in French) "Gouvernorat de Nabeul" Portail de l'industrie Tunisienne Archived 2009-02-17 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ (in French) 2004 Census: Nabeul Governorate from Institut national de la statistique of Tunisia