Gafsa Governorate

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Gafsa
ڨفصة
Map of Tunisia with Gafsa highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Gafsa highlighted
Coordinates: 34°25′N 8°47′E / 34.417°N 8.783°E / 34.417; 8.783Coordinates: 34°25′N 8°47′E / 34.417°N 8.783°E / 34.417; 8.783
CountryTunisia
CreatedJune 21, 1956[1]
CapitalGafsa
Government
 • GovernorMalek Necibi (2012)[2]
Area
 • Total7,807 km2 (3,014 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 5th of 24
Population
 (2014)
 • Total337,331
 • RankRanked 17th of 24
 • Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Postal prefix
xx
ISO 3166 codeTN-71

Gafsa Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية ڨفصةWilāyat Gafṣa) is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. It is in the central part of the country, bordering Algeria. It covers an area of 7807 km².[1] As of the 2014 census, 337,331 people lived there.[3][4] The capital of the city is Gafsa.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 (in French) "tunisieindustrie.nat.tn". Archived from the original on 2014-12-19.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2020-06-27. Retrieved 2020-06-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "2014 Tunisian census data". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18.
  4. (in French) Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics) Archived 2014-10-29 at the Wayback Machine