The region of Tataouine has known throughout its history the imprints of a succession of many civilizations among which Phoenician, Roman, Berber, and Arab-Muslim. The Arabs from the East settled on the plains close to well-water for their agricultural activity and constructed the Ksours in the mountains to conserve their agricultural harvests. In 1903, the grouping of several tribes, which up until that time were nomadic, constituted the core of the “Souk” establishing the city of Tataouine, which in the Berber language means source of water.


Geographic and demographic data

Area: 38,889 Km2

Population: 148,000

Demographic growth rate: 0.56 %

Delegations: 7

Municipalities: 5

Rural Councils: 5

Imadats: 64

Basic infrastructure

Electrification rate: 98.1 %

Drinking water: Urban service rate: 99 %

Water Purification: Urban service rate: 80 %

Air transport: 2 airports (Remada-El Borma)

Roadways : 1,140 Km

Telecommunications / Post office : 39 post offices

Existing industrial zones: 1


Source : Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation, Tataouine Regional Offices