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Why Sousse ?

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A Tourist Destination par excellence

Located on the northern coast of the Tunisian Sahel and extending along the Mediterranean coast over 75 km, the governorate of Sousse, the chief town of which is often called the "Pearl of the Sahel", is known for its long beaches and seaside resorts which make this governorate one of the most important tourist destinations of the country.

A Performing Human Capital

The school, university and professional network of the Sousse region is highly developed.

Indeed, the governorate is the third largest university pole in the country after those of Tunis and Sfax with 17 higher education institutions housing nearly 35,000 students enrolled in scientific, economic, literary, technology and computer engineering disciplines. These institutions are :

The governorate also features 25 public vocational training centers and 119 private centers with an overall training capacity of 18,000 positions. These centers offer training programs specializing in fields sought by companies such as computer maintenance, industrial IT, industrial electronics, trade, manufacture, precision mechanics, electricity, plastics industry …

A modern Infrastructure

The Governorate of Sousse has a modern and developed basic infrastructure, providing easy access by air, sea and road.

  • Sousse is served by the International Airpot of Monastir, which is within 15mn drive and the Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport which is within 30mn drive.

  • An important commercial port promoting the development of trade and import and export a large marina "El Kantaoui" are located in the region.

  • A Tunis-Sousse-Sfax motorway connects the region to the greatest cities.

  • A developed road network of national roads connects the region to neighboring governorates.

  • A railroad connects Sousse to the main cities of the country.

  • A light rail line serves the entire coastal region of the Sahel.

  • A technopole devoted to the areas of mechanics, electronics and computing, a business incubator and a center of technological resources are located in the governorate.

  • Several industrial zones are available and equipped to accommodate new projects.

A Diversified Economy

The economic fabric of the governorate is characterized by its diversity and dynamism thanks to the sectors of services and industries that employ respectively 53.7 % and 27.9 % of the employed population.

Second tourist center of Tunisia, Sousse governorate has a diverse and modern tourist infrastructure with varied and comfortable hotel units (98 hotels with an accommodation capacity of 43,119 beds) as well as attractive leisure facilities (a marina, a golf course, sea water therapy centers, two casinos). Furthermore, the creation of two new tourist areas "Hergla" and "Bouficha" with an overall accommodation capacity of more than 20 000 beds will further enhance tourism in the region..

The industrial fabric includes 567 local and foreign companies (employing 10 persons or more) of which 333 are totally exporting operating mainly in the textile and clothing industry (35.6 %), mechanical and electrical industries (15, 6 %) and food industry (15.1 %).

The governorate has 397 foreign-invested enterprises operating in the sectors of tourism, industry, agriculture and services.

A prominent olive oil area (an olive grove of 4 million olive trees), the governorate is also known by its grenadiers, its vegetables, cereals and cattle and sheep breeding. Similarly fishing is an important industry in the region.

Cultural activity is highly developed in the region. In fact, in addition to the various museums, historical monuments and festivals, the cultural season is marked every July 24, the eve of the Republic Day, by the "Aoussou" carnival which gathers Tunisian and various foreign folk troupes. The chariots symbolizing different themes parade along the beach and through the main streets of the city.

The region also has a developed banking and financial network consisting of 113 bank branches covering the whole territory of the region.