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Map of Tunisia with Tunis highlighted
|• Governor||Mondher Friji (DCR)|
|• Total||346 km2 (134 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 24th of 24|
|• Total||1 003 890 |
|• Rank||Ranked 1st of 24|
(Arabic: تونسي, Tounsi)
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01)|
|ISO 3166 code||TN-11|
Tunis Governorate (Arabic: ولاية تونس Wilāyat Tūnis pronounced [ˈtuːnɪs]) the smallest and most populated of the twenty-four governorates (provinces) of Tunisia. It is situated in northern Tunisia. It covers an area of 346 square kilometres (134 sq mi) and has a population of 984,000 (2004 census). The capital is Tunis, which is the modern day city at which the ancient city/capital of the nation of Carthage was based.
The Tunis Governorate is the largest industrial center in the country. Opening on the Mediterranean Sea, the governorate has a Mediterranean climate with annual rainfall reaching 470 mm.
The following cities and towns are located in the Tunis Governorate:
- "Population distribution per Governorate". Ins.nat.tn. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
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