Tunis Governorate

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Tunis
تونس
Governorate
Map of Tunisia with Tunis highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Tunis highlighted
Coordinates: 36°48′0″N 10°10′12″E / 36.80000°N 10.17000°E / 36.80000; 10.17000Coordinates: 36°48′0″N 10°10′12″E / 36.80000°N 10.17000°E / 36.80000; 10.17000
Country Tunisia
Created June 1956
Capital Tunis
Government
 • Governor Mondher Friji (DCR)
Area
 • Total 346 km2 (134 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 24th of 24
Population (2013)
 • Total 1 003 890 [1]
 • Rank Ranked 1st of 24
Demonym Tunisois
(Arabic: تونسي, Tounsi‎)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal prefix 10xx
Calling code 71
ISO 3166 code TN-11

Tunis Governorate (Arabic: ولاية تونسWilāyat 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.

Geography[edit]

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:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population distribution per Governorate". Ins.nat.tn. Retrieved 2013-12-27.