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Gabes in a Nutshell

Located in southeastern Tunisia, the Governorate of Gabes extends over an area of 7,166 km2. It is bordered to the east by the Mediterranean (a coast of 80 km) to the west by the Governorate of Kébili, to the north-east by the Governorate of Sfax, to the Northwest by the Governorate of Gafsa and to the south by the Governorate of Medenine.

The region constitutes the center of chemical processing of the country´s phosphate with the production of phosphoric acid and triple superphosphate.

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Administrative center Gabes
Area 7 166 Km²
Number of delegations
Number of inhabitants
374,300 (April 2014)
Rate of electrification
Rate of access to drinking water
Rate of urbanization 69%
Rate of school enrollment
99.5 %
Foreign companies located in the governorate
30 (2018)
FDI 1 155,80 MTND (2018)
Number of employment positions
5,116 (2018)