Sfax Governorate

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Sfax
ولاية صفاقس
Governorate
Map of Tunisia with Sfax highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Sfax highlighted
Coordinates: 34°44′N 10°46′E / 34.733°N 10.767°E / 34.733; 10.767Coordinates: 34°44′N 10°46′E / 34.733°N 10.767°E / 34.733; 10.767
Country Tunisia
Created June 21, 1956
Capital Sfax
Area
 • Total 7,545 km2 (2,913 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 6th of 24
Population (2014)
 • Total 955,421
 • Rank Ranked 2nd of 24
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal prefix xx
Calling code 30
ISO 3166 code TN-61

The Sfax Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية صفاقسWilāyat Ṣafāqis) is one of the governorates of Tunisia. The governorate has a population of 955,421 (2014)[1] and an area of 7,545 km².[2] Its capital is Sfax. It is along the east coast of Tunisia, and includes the Kerkennah Islands.

Administrative divisions

The following sixteen municipalities are located in Sfax Governorate:

Code Municipality Population
(2014)[3]
3411 Sfax 272,801
3412 Sakiet Ezzit 53,243
3413 Chihia 26,300
3414 Sakiet Eddaïer 45,767
3415 Gremda 40,858
3416 El Ain 43,337
3417 Thyna 33,419
3418 Agareb 11,513
3419 Jebiniana 7,190
3420 El Hencha 7,575
3421 Menzel Chaker 2,278
3422 Ghraïba, Tunisia 3,251
3423 Bir Ali Ben Khélifa 4,905
3424 Skhira 11,912
3425 Mahares 15,878
3426 Kerkennah 15,501


The largest airport in the region is the Sfax–Thyna International Airport.

The area code for telephoning to the Sfax governorate is 30.[4]

References

  1. ^ (French) Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics)
  2. ^ Official site of the Sfax Governorate
  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. 
  4. ^ Graham Rhind Tunisia. Global Sourcebook for International Data Management at grcdi.nl
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