Map of Tunisia with Medenine highlighted
|Created||June 21, 1956|
|• Governor||Nabil Ferjani (2011)|
|• Total||9,167 km2 (3,539 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 3rd of 24|
|• Rank||Ranked 10th of 24|
|• Density||52/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01)|
|ISO 3166 code||TN-82|
The govenerate encompasses the south-easternmost coastal strip, totalling 9167 km² and had a population of 479,520 at the 2014 census. The capital is Medenine. The governorate includes the country's largest island, Djerba, which is connected by bridge and has approximately a quarter of the total population and its own airport.
The area is generally lowlands. It extends in two projections at its extreme ends a maximum of 60 km from the coast, otherwise the neighbouring division of Tataouine is 30 km from the coast. The northern projection abuts Kebili Governorate and includes part of a long escarpment which extends from the south of Gabes Governorate (adjoining Medenine to the north) to beyond Tripoli in Libya and which is dotted with settlements. Precipitation is low and reaches a maximum between October and January, the far north of the govenorate and western hill range benefiting from this most. Key settlements are those associated with ports, tourism, fishing, farming in more fertile parts within the north-east and oases.
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)
Seven municipalities are in Medenine Governorate:
|5215||Houmt El Souk (Djerba)||75,904|
- (French) "tunisieindustrie.nat.tn".
- (French) Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics)
- Recensement Général de la Population et de l'Habitat 2014 – Population, logements et ménages par commune et arrondissement [Census 2014 results – population, accommodation and households per municipality and delegation] (Report) (in French). National Institute of Statistics. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
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