Republic of Tunisia
Ministry of Regional Development and Planning


Intervention Zones > Tunis

   The Tunis Governorate opens to the Mediterranean by the Lake of Tunis, alongside the sea along its northern suburbs and extends south to sebkha Essijoumi. Its area covers nearly 0.2% of the total area of the country.

   Region capital, it represents the hub of the Greater Tunis and concentrated urban population estimated at one million people with the highest population density estimated at more than 2,800 inhabitants / km2.

   With its endowment of a modern basic infrastructure and structuring, including multimodal transport, urban space Governorate offers a multitude of opportunities for private initiative, a source of wealth creation and is therefore a lever for economic growth and social progress for both the District of Tunis for the country.

   Therefore, and due to its multifunctional role of national command and sovereignty, the capital and its conurbations are a national reach to potential tangible and intangible innovative productions in the economic, social and cultural.

   In fact, the regional economy has the advantage of factors conducive to the production and development of knowledge, including in particular, multidisciplinary research centers, forty academic institutions, sectoral technical centers, various professional groups , all fleshed out a major breakthrough ICT in all areas, with a massive presence of financial institutions and accompanying consolidated human capital high level of competence. All these advantages are the fundamental pillar of the knowledge economy.

   In addition, the governorate has a varied historical and cultural heritage and modern hotel infrastructure supporting the development of a diversified tourism combining leisure, culture and business through the vestiges of Carthage, the ancient medina of Tunis, fairs spaces and conferences internationally. Also, the Governorate is characterized by its rich intellectual, literary and artistic with its large multi-cultural complexes such as the famous amphitheater of Carthage, the municipal theater of the city of Tunis, the National Library, the film lab Gammarth and the imposing project of the cultural center of the capital in progress.