Kebili Governorate

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Coat of arms of Kebili
Coat of arms
Map of Tunisia with Kebili highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Kebili highlighted
Coordinates: 33°42′7″N 8°58′25″E / 33.70194°N 8.97361°E / 33.70194; 8.97361Coordinates: 33°42′7″N 8°58′25″E / 33.70194°N 8.97361°E / 33.70194; 8.97361
Country Tunisia
Created September 1981
Capital Kebili
 • Governor Ibrahim El-Breeki (DCR)
 • Total 22,454 km2 (8,670 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 2nd of 24
Population (2014)
 • Total 156,961
 • Rank Ranked 22nd of 24
 • Density 7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Kebilian
(Arabic: قبلاوي, Kebelawi‎)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal prefix 42xx
Calling code 75-4
ISO 3166 code TN-73

Kebili Governorate (Arabic: ولاية ڨبليGibillī pronounced [ˈɡbɪl.liː]) is the second largest of the 24 governorates (provinces) of Tunisia. It is situated in south-western Tunisia, bordering Algeria. It covers an area of 22,454 square kilometres (8,670 sq mi)[1] and had a population of 156,961 at the 2014 census.[2] The capital is Kebili.


Kebili climate is very difficult in winter (very cold at night) and in summer (high temperature). The region is very nice to visit in spring and in the end of autumn.

Kebili contains a significant part of Tunisia’s largest salt pan, which is known as Chott el-Jerid, as well as the western end of Chott el Fejej.

Administrative divisions

Kebili Governorate is subdivided into six delegations:

The following five municipalities are located in Kebili Governorate:

Code Municipality Population
6311 Kebili 20,623
6312 Djemna 7,194
6313 Douz 30,245
6314 El Golâa 7,912
6315 Souk Lahad 18,905


  1. ^ Portail de l'industrie tunisienne, Gouvernorat de Kébili Archived 2009-02-17 at the Wayback Machine..
  2. ^ (in French) Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics) Archived 2014-10-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ 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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