Medenine Governorate

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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
 • Governor Nabil Ferjani (2011)
 • 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.

The following cities and towns are located in the Médenine Governorate:

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

  • Medenine Nord مدنين الشمالية 48,102
  • Medenine Sud مدنين الجنوبية 48,087
  • Beni Khedech بني خداش 28,586
  • Ben Guerdane بنقردان 70,907
  • Zarzis جرجيس 73,549
  • Djerba Houmet Souk جربة حومة السوق 64,919
  • Djerba Midoun جربة ميدون 50,459
  • Djerba Ajim جربة أجيم 24,166
  • Sidi Makhloulf سيدي مخلوف 23,728