Tunis Governorate

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Map of Tunisia with Tunis highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Tunis highlighted
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Country Tunisia
Created June 1956
Capital Tunis
 • Governor Mondher Friji (DCR)
 • Total 346 km2 (134 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 24th of 24
Population (2014)
 • Total 1 056 247 [1]
 • Rank Ranked 1st of 24
Demonym(s) Tunisois
(Tunisian Arabic: تونسي, Tounsi‎)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal prefix 10xx
Calling code 71
ISO 3166 code TN-11

Tunis Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية تونسWilāyat Tūnis pronounced [ˈtuːnɪs]) is the smallest and most populated of the twenty-four governorates (provinces) of Tunisia. It is situated in northern Tunisia. It covers an area of 346 square kilometres (134 sq mi) and has a population of 1,056,247 (2014 census).[2] The capital is Tunis, which is the modern day city at which the ancient city/capital of the nation of Carthage was based.


The Tunis Governorate is the largest industrial center in the country. Opening on the Mediterranean Sea, the governorate has a Mediterranean climate with annual rainfall reaching 470 mm.

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