Kebili Governorate

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Coat of arms of Kebili
Coat of arms
Map of Tunisia with Kebili highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Kebili highlighted
Coordinates: 33°42′7″N 8°58′25″E / 33.70194°N 8.97361°E / 33.70194; 8.97361Coordinates: 33°42′7″N 8°58′25″E / 33.70194°N 8.97361°E / 33.70194; 8.97361
Country Tunisia
Created September 1981
Capital Kebili
 • Governor Ibrahim El-Breeki (DCR)
 • Total 22,454 km2 (8,670 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 2nd of 24
Population (2014)
 • Total 156,961
 • Rank Ranked 22nd of 24
 • Density 7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Kebilian
(Arabic: قبلاوي, Kebelawi‎)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal prefix 42xx
Calling code 75-4
ISO 3166 code TN-73

Kebili Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية ڨبليGibillī pronounced [ˈɡbɪl.liː]) is the second largest of the 24 governorates (provinces) of Tunisia. It is situated in south-western Tunisia, bordering Algeria. It covers an area of 22,454 square kilometres (8,670 sq mi)[1] and had a population of 156,961 at the 2014 census.[2] The capital is Kebili.


Kebili climate is very difficult in winter (very cold at night) and in summer (high temperature). The region is very nice to visit in spring and in the end of autumn.

Kebili contains a significant part of Tunisia’s largest salt pan, which is known as Chott el-Jerid, as well as the western end of Chott el Fejej.


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  1. ^ Portail de l'industrie tunisienne, Gouvernorat de Kébili.
  2. ^ (French) Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics)