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Gouvernorate of Sousse
  

Created : June 1956

    


Geographic and demographic data

Area: 2669
Number of inhabitants: 663,680 (2014)
Average annual population growth rate(2004-2013): 2.23%
Unemployment rate (18-59 years) (2012): 15.9%
Working population 15 and older: 244,300 (2012)

Government Administration divisions:

Delegations: 16
Municipalities: 16
Rural Councils: 8
Imadats: 104

Climate

Average temperature:

- winter: 12 to 18° C
- summer: 19 to 38° C

Annual rainfall: from 170 to 540 mm /yr

Distance from the capital: 140 km



Richesses et potentialités

Improved living conditions (April 2014)

Electrification rate: 99.8%.
Rate of access to drinking water: 99.7%.
Connection rate of drinking water: 98.8%.
Connection rate sewerage system: 97.1%.
Number of mobile and fixed telephone lines per 100 inhabitants: 127.5.
Number of subscribers to communication networks: 49,545.
Number of inhabitants per doctor: 584.
Number of beds: 1711 including 204 in private clinics.
Number of inhabitants per post office: 14120.

Agriculture (April 2014)

Useable agricultural land: 205,300 hectares

Area that can be cultivated: 158,974 hectares (including 77,000 hectares of olive trees and 11,834 hectares of irrigated and 10,674 acres of organic crops)

Fishing ports: 2 (Sousse and Hergla)

Fishing fleet: 317 (Sardine boats, Trawlers, Coastal boats)

Plans for a fish farm (in Hergla): 2

Tuna fattening operations: 2 units
Fishing Production: 4358 tons

 

Industry (November 2014)

Industrial zone: 9

- Sousse Sidi Abdelhamid I: (49 ha)

- Sousse Sidi Abdelhamid II: (48 ha)

- Kalaa Kebira I: (7 ha)

- Kalaa Kébira II: (15 ha)

- Enfidha I: (38 ha)

- Enfidha II: (37 ha)

- Bouficha:(18 ha)

- Kondar: (14 ha)

- Sidi El Hani: (30 ha)

Number of industrial companies: 544, of which 314 are export-oriented (employing a minimum of 10 people)

Number of jobs in industry: 54,508 of which 39,047 are in export-oriented companies employing a minimum of 10 people


Twinninge

Twinning between Sousse and:

Liege (Belgium)
Veneto (Italy)
Tuscany (Italy)
Pouilles (Italy)
Alpes Maritimes (France)
St peters Bourg (Russian federation)
Hadrumette (Yemen)


Collective facilities

School enrollment rate (2013-2014)

Level

Number of establishments

Number of students
General education
(first cycle)
178 64,925
General education
(2nd cycle secondary school)
68 52,984
Enseignement de métiers 7 1,371
Vocational training
Private education
- Primary school
- Secondary school

15
13

3,944
3,821
Higher education 18 32,360

Health  (April 2014)

Public health establishments: 2 (1,354 beds)

Regional hospital in M’Saken: 1 (87 beds)

District hospitals: 5 (Enfidha, Bouficha, K. Kebira, K. Sghira, Sidi Bouali)
Intermediate Health Centre: 1

Primary health care complexes: 1

Number of primary health care centers: 97

Number of private polyclinics: 7

Number of hospital beds: 1,711, of which 240 are in private clinics
Number of doctors per 1 000 population: 1.71

Culture  (April 2014)

Number of cultural centers: 9

Number of public libraries: 23, of which 2 mobiles

Number of open-air theaters: 4 (Sidi Dhaher, M’saken, Akouda, Kalaa Kebira)

Number of museums: 2 (Sousse and Enfidha)

Number of international, national, regional and local festivals: 27

Vocational training (2013-2014)

Number of public centers belonging to the Tunisian Employment and Vocational Training Agency (ATEFP): 12
Capacity: 7,180

Number of training schools: 11 [1 agriculture (90), 2 tourism (1,200)  and 8 national women's union (160)]

Number of private centers: 145 - Capacity: 7,600

Tourism and leisure

Area Number of hotels Number of beds Jobs
Sousse 66 21,067 8,426
El Kantaoui 38 18,715 7,486
Yassmine Hammamet 25 10,882 4,352
Total Gouvernorat 129 50,664 20,265

Golf course: 1 (36 holes)

Marina: 2 (Sousse medina, Kantaoui)

Spa therapy center: 15

Number of casinos: 2

Entertainment facilities: 16
Dive centers: 2

Travel Agencies: 69
Tourist restaurants: 53

Youth and sports  (April 2014)

Number of youth and cultural centers: 16

Number of pre-schools: 335

Number of soccer fields: 34, of which 19 are grass

Number of private sports clubs: 67

Number of covered public sporting facilities: 8
 


Basic infrastructure

Transport 

  • Land (kilometers) 
    • Highways: 95.2 km
    • National roads: 194.8 km
    • Regional roads: 113.4 km
    • Local roads: 181.2 km
    • Agricultural tracks: 538.38 km

Targeted incentives

Law n° 93-120 promulgating the investment incentives code

Targeted incentives granted by the State in support of regional development

For the delegation of Sidi El Hani (ranked in the 1st Group of zones being encouraged in the framework of regional development):

Investment premium: 8% of overall investment (included of working capital), up to a ceiling of 500,000 TD
Premium in the form of State participation in expenditure for infrastructure: 25% of amounts committed by the company
Assumption of the employer’s contribution to the legally constituted social security system (CNSS):  State assumption of this contribution for the first five years, starting from the date of initial activity.

For services linked to culture: setting up a theatrical company:
8% of the cost of the initiative, exclusive of the cost of land
For services linked to recreational activities: (- Recreational complexes for families and children – Residential and camping complexes – Amusement parks): 15% of the cost of the initiative, exclusive of the cost of land.


Useful addresses


Pépinière d’Entreprises « Sousse Tec »
Address : ISET de Sousse cité Erriadh 4023
Tel : (73) 304 920    Fax : (73) 304 921

Pépinière d’Entreprises « SoftTech »
Address : Technopôle de Sousse, cité Hammam Maarou, Route ceinture de Sahloul, 4000 Sousse
Tel : (73) 304 920    Fax : (73) 304 921

Institut Supérieur des Etudes Technologiques ISET Sousse
Address :  4023 Cité Erriadh
Tel : (73) 307 960    Fax : (73) 307 963

APIA
Adresse :  Ave Hssouna Ayachi Bureau N° B04 Imm El Amen -   Sousse
Tél : (73) 229 092    Fax : (73) 229 092

UTICA
Address :  Rue Chadly Khaznadar 4000 Sousse
Tel : (73) 224 171    Fax : (73) 225 468
E-mail : ur.sousse@utica.org.tn

Chambre de commerce
Address :  Rue Chadly Khaznadar 4000 Sousse
Tel : (73) 225 044    Fax : (73) 224 227
E-mail : ccis.sousse@planet.tn

CEPEX
Address :  Rue Alexandre Dumas 4000 Sousse
Tel : (73) 228 842    Fax : (73) 228 843

Direction régionale de contrôle des impôts
Address :  Avenue 3 Septembre 1934 4000 Sousse
Tel : (73) 230 611    Fax : (73) 230 700

Bureau régional douane
Address :  Avenue 3 Septembre 1934 4000 Sousse
Tel : (73) 235 215    Fax : (73) 235 200
E-mail :

Imprimerie Officielle
Address :  Cité CNRPS Ave de Rabat 4000 Sousse
Tel :  (73) 225 495   Fax : (73) 225 495

CETIME
Address :  Rue Ibn Jazzar Imm Rouatbi App N° 206 - 4000 sousse
Tel :  (73) 213 443   Fax : (73) 213 444
E-mail : baklouti.mongi@email.ati.tn

CTMCCV
Address :  Rte de Tunis Imm Trabelssi 4051 Khezama Ouest Sousse
Tel : (73) 240 988    Fax : (73) 240 988
E-mail : ctmccv@planet.tn

CNSS
Address :  12, Avenue de la République 4000 Sousse
Tel : (73) 224 040    Fax : (73) 229 444

Tribunal de 1ére Instance (Guichet du registre de Commerce)
Address :  Ave Tahar Sfar 4000 Sousse
Tel : (73) 221 400    Fax : (73) 226 704

Banque Centrale de Tunisie
Address :  Place Farhat Hached 4000 Sousse
Tel :  (73) 224 187   Fax : (73) 225 031

Centre sectoriel de formation en soudure, outillage & plasturgie de Sousse
Address :  Ettafala , 4029 Sousse
Tel : (73) 232 417    Fax : (73) 233 044
E-mail : directeur.csfsop@email.ati.tn

Direction régionale de l’emploi
Address :  Rue Constontine 4000 Sousse
Tel : (73) 221 600    Fax : (73) 221 601
E-mail : atie@email.ate.tn

Office national d’huile
Address :  Rte de M’saken Ave 15 Octobre 4000 Sousse
Tel : (73) 230 436    Fax : (73) 234 688

CRDA Sousse
Address :  Rue d’Algérie 4029 Sousse
Tel : (73) 225 355   Fax : (73) 227 830

Guichet unique de Douanes
Address :  Ave Hédi Nouira 4000 Sousse
Tel : (73) 222 010    Fax : (73) 222 010

 

For further information, contact:

Industrial Promotion Agency (API)
Sousse Regional Offices

Address: Bd de Rabat - Imm. CNRPS - BP 24 - 4059 Sousse 
Tel: (216) - 73 222 404  
Fax: (216) - 73 227 809 

e-mail: dr.sousse@api.com.tn


Last updated : February 10, 2015

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Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation
63, rue de Syrie, 1002 Tunis Belvédère - Tunisie
Tel.: (216) 71 792 144 - Fax: (216) 71 782 482 -  E-mail : api@api.com.tn