Gafsa Governorate

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Gafsa
قفصة
Governorate
Map of Tunisia with Gafsa highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Gafsa highlighted
Coordinates: 34°25′N 8°47′E / 34.417°N 8.783°E / 34.417; 8.783Coordinates: 34°25′N 8°47′E / 34.417°N 8.783°E / 34.417; 8.783
Country Tunisia
Created June 21, 1956
Capital Gafsa
Government
 • Governor Taoufik Khalfallah (2011)
Area
 • Total 8,990 km2 (3,470 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 3rd of 24
Population (2007)
 • Total 329,800
 • Rank Ranked 17th of 24
 • Density 37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal prefix xx
ISO 3166 code TN-71

Gafsa Governorate (Arabic: ولاية قفصة‎) is one of the 24 governorates of Tunisia. It is situated in central Tunisia, bordering Algeria. It covers an area of 8,990 km² and has a population of 324,000 (2004 census). The capital is Gafsa.

The following cities and towns are located in the Gafsa Governorate: