Map of Tunisia with Gafsa highlighted
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|Created||June 21, 1956|
|• Governor||Taoufik Khalfallah (2011)|
|• Total||7,807 km2 (3,014 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 5th of 24|
|• Rank||Ranked 17th of 24|
|• Density||43/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01)|
|ISO 3166 code||TN-71|
Gafsa Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية ڨفصة Wilāyat Gafṣa) is one of the 24 governorates of Tunisia. It is situated in central Tunisia, bordering Algeria. It covers an area of 7807 km² and has a population of 337,331 (2014 census). 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.
Administratively, the governorate is divided into eleven delegations (mutamadiyat), eight municipalities, nine rural councils, and 76 sectors (imadas). The delegations and their populations from the 2004 and 2014 censuses, are listed below:
|Delegation||Population in 2004||Population in 2014|
|Oum El Araies||31,733||27,012|
The following cities and towns are located in the Gafsa Governorate:
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 (French) "tunisieindustrie.nat.tn".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "2014 Tunisian census data".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- ↑ (French) Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics)
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