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Sousse Governorate is one of the twenty-four governorates 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 . The capital is Sousse.GeographyThe area compasses most of the broad eastern coastal plain 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.TransportLinked by the widest road in the country and railways to Tunis, the area has roads and railways leading further into the country and towards Libya as well as an airport beside the main port city of Sousse, Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport which is beyond its short eastern border in much smaller Monastir Governorate.Administrative divisionsThe governorate is sub-divided into 15 delegations: AkoudaBoufichaEnfidhaHammam SousseHerglaKalaa KebiraKalaa SghiraKondarM'SakenSidi Bou AliSidi El HeniSousse JaouharaSousse MedinaSousse RiadhSousse Sidi Abdelhamid Sixteen municipalities are in Sousse Governorate:Sousse Governorate is in Tunisia. Use our Tunisia tour itinerary planner to arrange the details of your trip to Sousse Governorate and other destinations.
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