: ولاية سوسة
) 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
The area compasses most of the broad eastern coastal plain (which has a hot Mediterranean climate) featuring salt and fresh water lakes, fed by winter rains. A narrow strip of forest, the Foret Nationale de Tunisie, adjoins part of the beach swathe between Sousse and Hammamet to the far north, the beach forming most of the coastline. These cities are on the Gulf of Hammamet
which is a gently-curved bay. The largest lake is the Sebkhet de Sidi El Hani
which is shared with two other areas but is mostly in the Sousse Governorate.
Elevations are pronounced in the second national park in the area, which is mainly in Nabeul Governorate
, is on all of the seaward sides of Hammam Bent Djadidi
adjoining the northern border.
The governorate is divided into sixteen delegations
), listed below with their populations at the 2004 and 2014 Censuses:
- ^ (in French) Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics) Archived 2014-10-29 at the Wayback Machine
- ^ Physical Map of Tunisia
- ^ Institut National de la Statistique Tunisie (web).
- ^ 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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