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Tunisia (Arabic: تونس About this sound Tūnis), officially the Tunisian Republic or the Republic of Tunisia (Arabic: الجمهورية التونسية About this sound al-Jumhūrīya at-Tūnisīya) is the northernmost country in Africa, covering 165,000 square kilometres (64,000 square miles). Its northernmost point, Ras ben Sakka, is the northernmost point on the African continent. It is bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Tunisia's population was estimated to be just under 10.8 million in 2013. Tunisia's name is derived from its capital city, Tunis, which is located on Tunisia's northeast coast. Geographically, Tunisia contains the eastern end of the Atlas Mountains and the northern reaches of the Sahara desert. Much of the rest of the country's land is fertile soil. Its 1,300 kilometres (810 miles) of coastline includes the African conjunction of the western and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Basin and, by means of the Sicilian Strait and Sardinian Channel, features the African mainland's second and third nearest points to Europe after Gibraltar. Tunisia is the only democracy in the Arab World. It has a high human development index. It has an association agreement with the European Union and is a member of La Francophonie, the Union for the Mediterranean, the Arab Maghreb Union, the Arab League, the OIC, the Greater Arab Free Trade Area, the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, the African Union, the Non-Aligned Movement, the Group of 77 and obtained the status of Major non-NATO ally. In addition, Tunisia is also a state party the principal world's institutions such as the United Nations or the International Criminal Court. Close relations with Europe – in particular with France and with Italy – have been forged through economic cooperation, privatisation and industrial modernization. In ancient times, Tunisia was primarily inhabited by Berbers. Phoenician immigration began in the 12th century BC; these immigrants founded Carthage. A rival to Greece that almost destroyed Rome in the Second Punic War, Carthage was eventually defeated by the Romans in the Battle of Carthage of 149 BC. Romans brought Christianity and architecture to Tunisia, including the El Djem amphitheater. Tunisia was conquered by Arabs in the first century of Islam, followed by the Ottomans between 1534 and 1574. The Ottomans held sway for over three hundred years. The French conquest of Tunisia occurred in 1881. Tunisia gained independence with Habib Bourguiba and declared the Tunisian Republic in 1957. In 2011, the Tunisian Revolution resulted in the overthrow of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, followed by parliamentary elections. The country voted for parliament again on 26 October 2014, and for President on 23 November 2014.Tunisia (Arabic: تونس About this sound Tūnis), officially the Tunisian Republic or the Republic of Tunisia (Arabic: الجمهورية التونسية About this sound al-Jumhūrīya at-Tūnisīya) is the northernmost country in Africa, covering 165,000 square kilometres (64,000 square miles). Its northernmost point, Ras ben Sakka, is the northernmost point on the African continent. It is bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Tunisia's population was estimated to be just under 10.8 million in 2013. Tunisia's name is derived from its capital city, Tunis, which is located on Tunisia's northeast coast. Geographically, Tunisia contains the eastern end of the Atlas Mountains and the northern reaches of the Sahara desert. Much of the rest of the country's land is fertile soil. Its 1,300 kilometres (810 miles) of coastline includes the African conjunction of the western and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Basin and, by means of the Sicilian Strait and Sardinian Channel, features the African mainland's second and third nearest points to Europe after Gibraltar. Tunisia is the only democracy in the Arab World. It has a high human development index. It has an association agreement with the European Union and is a member of La Francophonie, the Union for the Mediterranean, the Arab Maghreb Union, the Arab League, the OIC, the Greater Arab Free Trade Area, the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, the African Union, the Non-Aligned Movement, the Group of 77 and obtained the status of Major non-NATO ally. In addition, Tunisia is also a state party the principal world's institutions such as the United Nations or the International Criminal Court. Close relations with Europe – in particular with France and with Italy – have been forged through economic cooperation, privatisation and industrial modernization. In ancient times, Tunisia was primarily inhabited by Berbers. Phoenician immigration began in the 12th century BC; these immigrants founded Carthage. A rival to Greece that almost destroyed Rome in the Second Punic War, Carthage was eventually defeated by the Romans in the Battle of Carthage of 149 BC. Romans brought Christianity and architecture to Tunisia, including the El Djem amphitheater. Tunisia was conquered by Arabs in the first century of Islam, followed by the Ottomans between 1534 and 1574. The Ottomans held sway for over three hundred years. The French conquest of Tunisia occurred in 1881. Tunisia gained independence with Habib Bourguiba and declared the Tunisian Republic in 1957. In 2011, the Tunisian Revolution resulted in the overthrow of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, followed by parliamentary elections. The country voted for parliament again on 26 October 2014, and for President on 23 November 2014.
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NabulNabeul Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية نابل‎ Wilāyat Nābil Tunisian pronunciation: [ˈnɛːbɪl]) is one of the 24 governorates of Tunisia. It is situated in north-eastern Tunisia. It covers an area of 2,788 km² and has a population of 787,920 (2014 census). The capital is Nabeul. Nabeul is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, expect the south west side where it is delimited by the three governorates Zaghouan, Sousse and Ben Arous.Show on map
MadaninMedenine (Tunisian Arabic: مدنين‎ Mednīn) is one of the 24 governorates (provinces) of Tunisia.Show on map
JundubahJendouba Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية جندوبة‎ Wilāyat Jandūbah pronounced [ˌʒænˈduːbæ]) is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. It is predominantly in the high hills of the Tell Atlas north-western Tunisia, bordering Algeria and the Mediterranean Sea. It covers an area of 3,102 km² and has a population of 401,477 (2014 census). The capital is Jendouba.Show on map
Bin 'ArusBen Arous Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية بن عروس‎ Wilāyat Bin ‘Arūs pronounced [bɪn.ʕæˈruːs]) is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. It is in the north-east of Tunisia and adjoins smaller Tunis Governorate. It covers an area of 790 km² and had a population of 631,842 as at the 2014 census. The capital is Ben Arous.Show on map
BanzartBizerte Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية بَنزرت‎ Wilāyat Benzart pronounced [bɑnˈzɑrt]) is the northernmost of the 24 governorates of Tunisia. It is in northern Tunisia, approximately rectangular and having a long north coast. It covers an area of 3,750 km² including two large lakes, one coastal hence saline and one freshwater being the World Heritage Site, Ichkeul lake. Its population was 568,219 as at the 2014 census. The capital is Bizerte which stands principally on inlet between Bizerte lake and the Mediterranean. The offshore Galite Islands are part of the governorate.Show on map
BajahBéja Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية باجة‎ Wilāyat Bājah pronounced [ˈbæːʒæ]) is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. It is in northern Tunisia and has a brief coastline relative to its size. It covers an area of 3,740 km² and had a population of 303,032 as at the 2014 census. The capital is Béja and it spans the moderately high Tell Atlas hills and part of the plain between the Tell Atlas and the Dorsal Atlas further south.Show on map
ArianaAriana Governorate (Arabic: ولاية أريانة‎‎ Wilāyat Aryānah pronounced [ærˈjæːnæ]) is one of the twenty-four governorates (provinces) of Tunisia. It is in northern Tunisia, approximately triangular, having as one of its sides part of the Gulf of Tunis, it covers an area of 482 km² and has a population of 576,088 (2014 census). The capital is Aryanah.Show on map
Al QayrawanKairouan Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية قيروان‎ Wilāyat Qiyrwān) is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. It is landlocked and in the centre-east of the country. It covers an area of 6,712 km² and has a population of 570,559 (2014 census). The narrower province of Sousse borders it to the east, the nearest coastline The capital is Kairouan. Lowland parts of the province are semi-arid, experiencing in most years light rains in the winter months and scant rainfall in other months but higher parts attract relief precipitation in and around the Djebel Zhagdoud and a large part of the Djebel Serj national parks, in the north-east of the province which are geologically outcrops of the Dorsal Atlas mountains in the province to the north.Show on map
Al QasraynKasserine Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية الڨصرين‎ Wilāyat al-Gaṣrīn pronounced [ɡasˤˈriːn]), sometimes spelt Casrein, is one of the twenty-four governorates (provinces) of Tunisia. It is in west-central Tunisia on the frontier with Algeria, wholly north of the true centre line but the area is south or west of the bulk of the population of the country, based on Tunisia's greater northern rainfall. It covers an area of 8,260 km² and has a population of 439,243 (2014 census). The capital is Kasserine which is at the foot of Jebel ech Chambi, Tunisia's highest mountain, in turn part of the Dorsal Atlas mountains. The mountain and its associated escarpment form its own national park in the province.Show on map
Al MunastirMonastir Governorate (Arabic: ولاية المنستير‎‎ Wilāyat Munastīr pronounced [mnæsˈtiːr]) is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. It is situated in north-eastern Tunisia. It covers an area of 1,019 km² (393 mi²) and has a population of 548,828 (2014 census). The capital is Monastir.Show on map
Al MahdiyahMahdia Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية المهدية‎) is in central-eastern Tunisia, named after its largest town, its administrative centre. It comprises an area of coastal relative lowlands and is one of the twenty-four governorates (provinces). It covers an area of 2,966 km², extends further inland than its coastal length and has a population of 410,812 (as at the 2014 census). Three districts neighbour, clockwise from south, Sfax, Kairouan and Sousse Governorates.Show on map
KefKef Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية الكاف‎ Wilāyat el-Kāf pronounced [lkæːf]) is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. It comprises chiefly part of the dorsal Atlas Mountains and their foothills in north-western Tunisia, bordering Algeria. It covers an area of 4,965 km² and has a population of 243,156 (2014 census). The capital is El Kef.Show on map
ManoubaManouba Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية منوبة‎ Wilāyat Mannūbah pronounced [ˌmænˈnuːbæ]) is one of the twenty-four governorates (provinces) of Tunisia and is in inland, northern Tunisia. It has a population of 379,518 (as at the 2014 census), and an area of 1,137 km2. The capital is Manouba.Show on map
ZaghwanZaghouan Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية زغوان‎ Wilāyat Zaghwān pronounced [zɑʁˈwæːn]) is one of the twenty-four governorates (provinces) of Tunisia and is in north-eastern Tunisia. It covers an area of 2,768 km² and its a population was 176,945 at at the 2014 census. The capital is Zaghouan.Show on map
TunisTunis Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية تونس‎ Wilāyat Tūnis pronounced [ˈtuːnɪs]) is the smallest and most populated of the twenty-four governorates (provinces) of Tunisia. It covers an urban and suburban area on the Gulf of Tunis on the north-east coast covering 346 square kilometres (134 sq mi) and has a population of 1,056,247 (2014 census) with some agriculture and amenity land including parts of national parks. Its capital is that of the country, Tunis.Show on map
TawzarTozeur (Tunisian Arabic: توزر‎ Tauzar) is the westernmost of the 24 governorates (provinces) of Tunisia and as such bordering Algeria. It covers an area of 4,719 km² and has a population of 107,912 (2014 census) making it the least populated province. The capital is Tozeur.Show on map
TataouineTataouine Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية تطاوين‎ Wilāyat Taṭāwīn) is the southernmost of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia, the only one to border Algeria and Libya. It is also the largest in covering an area of 38,889 km² and has a population of 149,453 (as at the 2014 census), nearly tied for second least-populated with Kebili (156,961) after Tozeur (107,912). The capital is Tataouine. This is where George Lucas filmed part of Star Wars, and a homophone of the city was chosen to be the home planet of the protagonist's family, (Tatooine).Show on map
SusahSousse Governorate (Arabic: ولاية سوسة‎‎ Wilāyat Sūsah pronounced [ˈsuː.sæ]) is one of the twenty-four governorates (provinces) of Tunisia. It is beside the eastern coast of Tunisia in the north-east of the country and covers an area of 2,621 km² and has a population of 674,971 (2014 census). The capital is Sousse.Show on map
SilyanahSiliana Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية سليانة‎ Wilāyat Silyānah pronounced [ˌsɪlˈjæːnæ]) is one of the twenty-four governorates (provinces) of Tunisia, is landlocked and is in the north of the country. It covers an area of 4,631 km² and has a population of 223,087 (2014 census). The capital is Siliana.Show on map
Sidi Bu ZaydSidi Bouzid Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية سيدي بوزيد‎), sometimes spelt Sidi Bou Zid, is one of the 24 governorates (provinces) of Tunisia. It is in central Tunisia and landlocked. It covers an area of 7405 km² and has a population of 429,912 (2014 census). The capital is its most populous settlement, Sidi Bouzid.Show on map
SafaqisThe Sfax Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية صفاقس‎ Wilāyat Ṣafāqis) is one of the governorates of Tunisia. The governorate has a population of 955,421 (2014) and an area of 7,545 km². Its capital is Sfax. It is along the east coast of Tunisia, and includes the Kerkennah Islands.Show on map
QibiliKebili Governorate (Arabic: ولاية ڨبلي‎‎ Gibillī pronounced [ˈɡbɪl.liː]) is the second largest of the 24 governorates (provinces) of Tunisia. It is situated in south-western Tunisia, bordering Algeria. It covers an area of 22,454 square kilometres (8,670 sq mi) and had a population of 156,961 at the 2014 census. The capital is Kebili.Show on map
GafsaGafsa 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.Show on map
QabisGabès Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية ڨابس‎ Wilāyat Gābis) is one of the 24 governorates of Tunisia and in south-eastern Tunisia. It covers an area of 7166 km² and had a population of 374,300 as at the 2014 census. The capital is Gabès.Show on map