Tataouine Governorate

governorate in Tunisia

Tataouine Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية تطاوين Wilāyat Taṭāwīn) is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. It is in the southern part of the country, the only one to border both Algeria and Libya. It is also the largest governorate of the country by area. It covers an area of 38,889 km².[1] As of the 2014 census, 149,453 people lived there.[2][3] The capital is Tataouine.

Moonlit landscape of Tataouine
Moonlit landscape of Tataouine
Map of Tunisia with Tataouine highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Tataouine highlighted
Coordinates: 32°55′32″N 10°26′39″E / 32.92556°N 10.44417°E / 32.92556; 10.44417
CreatedMarch 2, 1981[1]
 • Total38,889 km2 (15,015 sq mi)
 • RankRanked 1st of 24
 • Total149,453
 • RankRanked 23rd of 24
 • Density3.8/km2 (10.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Postal prefix
ISO 3166 codeTN-83

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 (in French) "tunisieindustrie.nat.tn". Archived from the original on 2009-02-17.
  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