Governorates of Tunisia

Tunisia is divided into 24 governorates (wilayat, sing. wilayah). This term in Arabic can also be translated as province or federated state (though the latter does not apply, as Tunisia is a unitary state).

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
16 Nabeul 787,920 2,788 282.61 North-East East
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
6 Gafsa 337,331 7,807 43.21 South-West West
17 Sfax 955,421 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
Governorates of Tunisia

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.