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Gouvernorate of Sousse
  

Created : June 1956

    


Geographic and demographic data

Area: 2669
Number of inhabitants: 648,100 (2012)
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

Electrification rate: 99.8% 

Rate of drinking water supply: 95.3% 

Rate of connection to drinking water: 98.8% 

Hook up to sanitation: 96.5%

1 Doctor per 600 inhabitants

Number of inhabitants per post office: 13,200 

Number of mobile and fixed tel. for 100 per: 150.5

Agriculture

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 land)

Fishing ports: 2 (Sousse and Hergla)

Fishing fleet: 321 (Sardine boats, Trawlers, Coastal boats)

Plans for a fish farm (in Hergla): 2

Tuna fattening operations: 2 units

 

Industry (May 2013)

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)

Planned industrial zones: 1
Number of industrial companies: 541, of which 318 are export-oriented (employing a minimum of 10 people)

Number of jobs in industry: 49,498 of which 34,392 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 (2012-2013)

Level

Number of establishments

Number of students
General education
(first cycle)
178 63,062
General education
(2nd cycle secondary school)
67 53,521
Enseignement de métiers 7 1,662
Vocational training
Private education
- Primary school
- Secondary school

13
12

3,528
3,469
Higher education 18 32,527

Health

Public health establishments: 2

Regional hospital in M’Saken: 1

District hospitals: 5 (Enfidha, Bouficha, K. Kebira, K. Sghira, Sidi Bouali)

Primary health care complexes: 1

Number of primary health care centers: 97

Number of private polyclinics: 7

Number of hospital beds: 1,646, of which 130 are in private clinics

Culture (May 2013)

Number of cultural centers: 9

Number of public libraries: 29

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

Number of public centers belonging to the Tunisian Employment and Vocational Training Agency (ATEFP): 12
Capacity: 10,980

Number of training schools: 3 [1 agriculture (120), 2 tourism (1,200)]

Number of private centers: 150 - Capacity: 7,600

Tourism and leisure

Area Number of hotels Number of beds Jobs
Sousse 66 21,067 8,500
El Kantaoui 38 18,675 7,500
Yassmine Hammamet 25 10,882 4,400
Total Gouvernorat 129 50,624 20,400

Golf course: 1 (36 holes)

Marina: 1 (Kantaoui)

Spa therapy center: 15

Number of casinos: 2

Entertainment facilities: 16, four of which offer folklore 
Dive centers: 2

Travel Agencies: 69
Tourist restaurants: 53

Youth and sports  (May 2013)

Number of youth and cultural centers: 17

Number of pre-schools: 319

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

Number of private sports clubs: 56

Number of covered public sporting facilities: 7
 


Basic infrastructure

Transport 

  • Land (kilometers) 
    • Highways: 100 km
    • National roads: 195 km
    • Regional roads: 114 km
    • Local roads: 181 km
    • Agricultural tracks: 580 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 : January 08, 2014

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