Medenine Governorate

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Medenine
مدنين
Governorate
Map of Tunisia with Medenine highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Medenine highlighted
Coordinates: 33°21′17″N 10°30′19″E / 33.35472°N 10.50528°E / 33.35472; 10.50528Coordinates: 33°21′17″N 10°30′19″E / 33.35472°N 10.50528°E / 33.35472; 10.50528
Country Tunisia
Created June 21, 1956[1]
Capital Medenine
Government
 • Governor Nabil Ferjani (2011)
Area
 • Total 9,167 km2 (3,539 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 3rd of 24
Population (2014)
 • Total 479,520
 • Rank Ranked 10th of 24
 • Density 52/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal prefix xx
ISO 3166 code TN-82

Medenine (Tunisian Arabic: مدنينMednīn) is one of the 24 governorates (provinces) of Tunisia. It is situated in south-eastern Tunisia. It covers an area of 9167 km²[1] and had a population of 479,520 at the 2014 census.[2] The governorate includes the offshore island of Djerba, but the capital is Medenine, located on the mainland.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The governorate is divided into nine delegations (with their populations at the 2004 Census):

  • Medenine Nord (48,102)
  • Medenine Sud (48,087)
  • Beni Khedech (28,586)
  • Ben Guerdane (70,907)
  • Zarzis (73,549)
  • Djerba Houmet Souk (64,919)
  • Djerba Midoun (50,459)
  • Djerba Ajim (24,166)
  • Sidi Makhloulf (23,728)

The following seven municipalities are located in Medenine Governorate:

Code Municipality Population
(2014)[3]
5211 Medenine 71,406
5212 Beni Khedache 2,930
5213 Ben Gardane 66,567
5214 Zarzis 72,611
5215 Houmt El Souk (Djerba) 75,904
5216 Midoun (Djerba) 63,528
5217 Ajim (Djerba) 24,294


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