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Gafsa Governorate

Map of Tunisia with Gafsa highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Gafsa highlighted
Country Tunisia
Created June 21, 1956[1]
Capital Gafsa
 • Governor Taoufik Khalfallah (2011)
 • Total 7,807 km2 (3,014 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 5th of 24
Population (2014)
 • Total 337,331
 • Rank Ranked 17th of 24
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal prefix xx
ISO 3166 code TN-71

Gafsa Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية ڨفصةWilāyat Gafṣa) is one of the 24 governorates of Tunisia. It is situated in central Tunisia, bordering Algeria. It covers an area of 7807 km²[1] and has a population of 337,331 (2014 census).[2][3] The capital is Gafsa.


The governorate is located 355 kilometres (221 mi) from the capital and borders the governorates of Gabès, Sidi Bouzid, Kebili, Tozeur, and Kasserine.

The average temperature is 19.8 °C and annual rainfall is 48.9 millimeters.[1]

Administrative divisions

Administratively, the governorate is divided into eleven delegations (mutamadiyat), eight municipalities, nine rural councils, and 76 sectors (imadas).[1] The delegations and their populations from the 2004 and 2014 censuses,[2] are listed below:

Delegation Population in 2004 Population in 2014
Belkhir 15,159 14,784
El Guetar 19,942 20,137
El Ksar 32,186 36,482
Gafsa Nord 9,407 10,022
Gafsa Sud 90,742 10,148
Mdhilla 14,841 15,306
Metlaoui 38,938 38,634
Oum El Araies 31,733 27,012
Redeyef 27,940 26,976
Sidi Aïch 8,297 10,084
Sned 34,524 36,746

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


  1. ^ a b c d (French) "". 
  2. ^ a b "2014 Tunisian census data". 
  3. ^ (French) Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics)

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