Nabeul Governorate

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Nabeul
ولاية نابل
Governorate
The center of Nabeul.
The center of Nabeul.
Map of Tunisia with Nabeul highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Nabeul highlighted
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
Created June 21, 1956
Capital Nabeul
Area
 • Total 2,788 km2 (1,076 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 17th of 24
Population (2014)
 • Total 787,920
 • Rank Ranked 3rd of 24
 • Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal prefix xx
ISO 3166 code TN-21

Nabeul Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية نابلWilāyat 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 is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, expect the south west side where it is delimited by the three governorates 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]

Climate[edit]

Nabeul has an arid climate with steppe precipitation and hot arid temperature.[2]

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)
21.8
(71.2)
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)
16.9
(62.7)
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 [3]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Delegation[4] Population in 2004[5]
Béni Khalled 33,897
Béni Khiar 35,565
Bou Argoub 27,846
Dar Châabane El Fehri 39,477
El Haouaria 39,378
El Mida 23,667
Grombalia 55,489
Hammam El Guezaz 14,324
Hammamet 95,468
Kélibia 53,648
Korba 60,564
Menzel Bouzelfa 33,599
Menzel Temime 59,463
Nabeul 59,490
Soliman 41,846
Takelsa 20,169

The following 24 municipalities are located in Nabeul Governorate:

Code Municipality Population
(2014)[6]
1511 Nabeul 70,437
1512 Dar Chaabane 42,140
1513 Béni Khiar 21,626
1514 El Maâmoura 8,039
1515 Somâa 7,017
1516 Korba 38,902
1517 Tazerka 9,388
1518 Menzel Temime 39,138
1519 Menzel Horr 5,243
1520 El Mida 4,155
1521 Kelibia 46,856
1522 Azmour 5,054
1523 Hammam Ghezèze 9,076
1524 Dar Allouch 4,558
1525 El Haouaria 9,508
1526 Takelsa 22,151
1527 Soliman 37,749
1528 Korbous 3,532
1529 Menzel Bouzelfa 18,551
1530 Béni Khalled 15,463
1531 Zaouiet Djedidi 7,862
1532 Grombalia 24,299
1533 Bou Argoub 11,990
1534 Hammamet 73,236


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