Kebili Governorate

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Kebili

ڨبلي
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
CountryTunisia
CreatedSeptember 1981
CapitalKebili
Government
 • GovernorIbrahim El-Breeki (DCR)
Area
 • Total22,454 km2 (8,670 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 2nd of 24
Population
(2014)
 • Total156,961
 • RankRanked 22nd of 24
 • Density7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Kebilian
(Arabic: قبلاوي, Kebelawi‎)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Postal prefix
42xx
Calling code75-4
ISO 3166 codeTN-73

Kebili Governorate (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.

Geography[edit]

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.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Kebili Governorate is subdivided into six delegations:

The following five municipalities are located in Kebili Governorate:

| 6311 || Kebili || align=right | 20,623 |- | 6312 || Djemna || align=right | 7,194 |- | 6313 || Douz || align=right | 30,245 |- | 6314 || El Golâa || align=right | 7,912 |- | 6315 || Souk Lahad || align=right | 18,905

References[edit]

  1. ^ Portail de l'industrie tunisienne, Gouvernorat de Kébili Archived 2009-02-17 at the Wayback Machine..
  2. ^ (in French) Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics) Archived 2014-10-29 at the Wayback Machine.