Gabès Governorate

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Gabès
ڨابس
Gabis
Coat of arms of Gabès
Map of Tunisia with Gabès highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Gabès highlighted
Coordinates: 33°53′N 10°07′E / 33.883°N 10.117°E / 33.883; 10.117Coordinates: 33°53′N 10°07′E / 33.883°N 10.117°E / 33.883; 10.117
CountryTunisia
CreatedJune 21, 1956[1]
CapitalGabès
Government
 • GovernorAbdelkarim Mesbah (DCR)
Area
 • Total7,166 km2 (2,767 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 8th of 24
Population
 (2014)
 • Total374,300
 • RankRanked 16th of 24
 • Density52/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Gabesian
(Arabic: قابسي, Gabsi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Postal prefix
60xx
Calling code75-2/75-3
ISO 3166 codeTN-81

Gabès Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية ڨابس Wilāyat Gābis) is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. It is in the southeastern part of the country. It covers an area of 7166 km².[1] As of the 2014 census, 374,300 people lived there.[2][3] The capital is Gabès.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 (in French) "tunisieindustrie.nat.tn". Archived from the original on 2014-12-19.
  2. "2014 Tunisian census data". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18.
  3. (in French) Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics) Archived 2014-10-29 at the Wayback Machine