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  SFAX  

The area of Sfax is known for its entrepreneurship, economic dynamism and agricultural and energy production. It constitutes the 2nd pole of activity in Tunisia after the capital Tunis.

The governorate of Sfax, which extends over 7008km², currently includes 16 delegations and 16 municipalities.

Its population, reaching 849.700 inhabitants, makes up 8.4% of the national population, thus, positioning it just after the governorate of Tunis in demographic terms.

Geography

It is bordered by the Mediterranean to the east, the governorate of Gabes to the south, the governorshate of Mahdia to the north and the governorates of Kairouan, Sidi Bouzid and Gafsa to the west. It also includes the archipelago of Kerkennah. Latitude: 34° 44 ′ North, Longitude 10° 46 ′ East 34.74.

Its privileged geographical position, its broad opening on the sea (with a seashore of about 235 kilometers), and its port give it an important role in the commercial exchanges at national and international levels.
Administratively, the governorate is divided into 16 municipalities, 16 delegations and 126 sub-delegations.

 

 


Its privileged geographical position, its broad opening on the sea (with a seashore of about 235 kilometers), and its port give it an important role in the commercial exchanges at national and international levels.
Administratively, the governorate is divided into 16 municipalities, 16 delegations and 126 sub-delegations.

  1. Number of town counselor: 15
  2. Demographic growth rate: 1.54%
  3. Demographic density: 118 inhabitants/km²
  4. Rate of inhabitants in the municipal surroundings: 64%
  5. Number of families: 218 thousand families
  6. Number of residences: 233058 residences
  7. Active population (between 18 - 59 years): 268974
  8. Unemployment Rate (2004): 11.2% in comparison with 13.9% at a national level
  9. Lighting Rate: 99.7%
  10. Drinkable water provision Rate: 99%
  11. Sanitary sewers system Coverage Rate: 67%.

Population Distribution

Delegations

Population in 2004
(inhabitants)

Agareb 35 841
Bir Ali Ben Khelifa 50 059
Djebeniana 44 029
El Amra 28 723
El Hencha 43 170
Ghraiba 14 647
Kerkennah 14 400
Mahrès 30 676
Menzel Chaker 34 119
Sakiet Eddaïer 98 988
Sakiet Ezzit 72 481
Sfax Ouest 104 998
Sfax Sud 101 904
Sfax Ville 105 958
Skhira 29 616
Tina 45 647
Sources : National Institute of Statistics

Satellite image of Sfax, GOOGLE

 

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