Nabeul Governorate

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Nabeul
ولاية نابل
The center of Nabeul.
The center of Nabeul.
Map of Tunisia with Nabeul highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Nabeul highlighted
Subdivisions of Nabeul Governorate
Subdivisions of Nabeul Governorate
Coordinates: 36°45′N 10°45′E / 36.750°N 10.750°E / 36.750; 10.750Coordinates: 36°45′N 10°45′E / 36.750°N 10.750°E / 36.750; 10.750
Country Tunisia
Created21 June 1956
CapitalNabeul
Government
 • GovernorSabeh Malek (since 2022)
Area
 • Total2,788 km2 (1,076 sq mi)
 • RankRanked 17th of 24
Population
 (2014)
 • Total787,920
 • RankRanked 3rd of 24
 • Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Postal prefix
xx
ISO 3166 codeTN-21

Nabeul Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية نابل Wilāyat Nābil Tunisian pronunciation: [ˈnɛːbɪl]) is one of the 24 governorates of Tunisia. It is situated in north-eastern Tunisia. It covers an area of 2,788 km2 and has a population of 787,920 (2014 census).[1] The capital is Nabeul.

Nabeul Governorate forms a peninsula which is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea on three sides, excepting only the south-west side where it is delimited by the three governorates of Zaghouan, Sousse and Ben Arous.

History[edit]

Nabeul, the main city of the governorate, was founded in the 5th century BC by the Greeks of Cyrene, serving as a trade port.[citation needed] Its name is an Arabised form of the Greek Neapolis 'new city' (an etymology it shares with Naples, Neapoli, and Nablus).[citation needed]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The governorate is divided into sixteen delegations (mutamadiyat), listed below with their populations at the 2004 and 2014 Censuses:[2]

Delegation Area
in km2
Pop'n
2004
Census
Pop'n
2014
Census
Béni Khalled 114.4 33,897 37,964
Béni Khiar 106.3 35,565 43,132
Bou Argoub 129.6 27,846 30,942
Dar Châabane El Fehri 68.7 39,477 46,781
El Haouaria 309.7 39,378 41,317
El Mida 152.5 23,667 26,995
Grombalia 302.7 55,489 67,475
Hammamet 325.5 95,468 97,855
Hammam El Guezaz 94.7 14,324 15,727
Kélibia 125.7 53,648 58,491
Korba 206.5 60,564 68,964
Menzel Bouzelfa 133.8 33,599 37,860
Menzel Temime 263.2 59,453 65,645
Nabeul 74.0 59,490 73,128
Soliman 142.6 41,846 53,491
Takelsa 278.5 20,169 22,151

Municipalities[edit]

There are 24 municipalities (communes) within the Nabeul Governorate:

Municipality Population
2004 Census[3]
Population
2014 Census[4]
Azmour 5,001 5,054
Béni Khalled 12,573 15,463
Béni Khiar 16,992 21,626
Bou Argoub 10,311 11,990
Dar Allouch 4,192 4,558
Dar Châabane 35,859 42,140
El Haouaria 9,273 9,508
El Maâmoura 6,619 8,039
El Mida 3,437 4,155
Grombalia 18,856 24,299
Hammam Ghezèze 7,806 9,076
Hammamet 63,116 73,236
Kélibia 43,209 46,856
Korba 34,807 38,902
Korbous 3,551 3,532
Menzel Bouzelfa 15,670 18,551
Menzel Horr 4,798 5,243
Menzel Temime 34,528 39,138
Nabeul 56,387 70,437
Soliman 29,060 37,749
Somâa 6,287 7,017
Takelsa 20,169 22,151
Tazarka 7,613 9,388
Zaouief Djedidi 7,370 7,862

Climate[edit]

Nabeul has an arid climate with steppe precipitation and hot arid temperature.[5]

Climate data for Nabeul
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 24
(76)
23
(74)
28
(83)
27
(80)
29
(84)
36
(97)
39
(103)
41
(105)
37
(99)
34
(94)
26
(79)
23
(74)
41
(105)
Average high °C (°F) 15
(59)
16
(60)
17
(62)
18
(65)
22
(71)
26
(79)
29
(85)
30
(86)
28
(82)
24
(76)
20
(68)
16
(61)
22
(71)
Average low °C (°F) 9
(49)
10
(50)
11
(52)
19
(66)
17
(63)
21
(70)
24
(75)
24
(76)
23
(73)
19
(67)
15
(59)
11
(52)
17
(62)
Record low °C (°F) 2
(36)
2
(36)
4
(40)
7
(45)
11
(52)
16
(60)
17
(63)
19
(67)
15
(59)
9
(49)
6
(43)
3
(38)
2
(36)
Source: Weatherbase [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in French) Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics) Archived 2014-10-29 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Institut National de la Statistique Tunisie (web).
  3. ^ Institut national de la statistique tunisie
  4. ^ Institut national de la statistique tunisie
  5. ^ World Map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification updated, Meteorologische Zeitschrift, Vol.15, No. 3, 259-263 (June 2006)
  6. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Nabeul, Tunisia". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on September 11, 2013.