: ولاية ڨابس
) is one of the 24 governorates
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
The governorate of Gabès is in southeast Tunisia on the coast of the Gulf of Gabès
, 376 km south of the capital, Tunis
Gabès has a hot Mediterranean climate. Gabès offers five contrasting landscapes: the beach, the mountains, the desert, small forest, oasis
. It contains the eastern end of Chott el Fejej
The coast is approximately half of that of the large bay. The gulf has several alternative names dating to antiquity and to an etymological association with onshore winds and sandbanks making navigation difficult, including Lesser Syrtis (see Gulf of Sidra
which takes in also the mainly Libyan portion of the continental gulf).
Administratively, the governorate is divided into ten delegations
), ten municipalities
, nine rural councils, and 73 sectors (imadas
The delegations and their populations from the 2004 and 2014 censuses,
are listed below:
Ten municipalities are in Gabès Governorate:
is a Berber-speaking town largely of underground homes conserved with a community-based pre-industrialized lifestyle. The south-centre of the Wilāyat
has semi-desert mountains and natural features nearby include splendid oases and caves. Eclectic souqs
feature in the main municipalities, with traditional wood, stone, metal and textile products.
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- ^ Recensement Général de la Population et de l'Habitat 2014 – Population, logements et ménages par commune et arrondissement [Census 2014 results – population, accommodation and households per municipality and delegation] (Report) (in French). National Institute of Statistics. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
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