Kebilli o Tataouine




Kebili (Arabic: ڨبلي‎‎ About this sound Gbillī) is a town in the south of Tunisia and one of the main cities in the Nefzaoua region. It is located south of the Chott el-Jerid. It is the capital of the Kebili Governorate.


Kebili's population is more diverse compared to other Tunisian governorates. The population traces its roots to three main groups:

- Berbers: The native inhabitants of Tunisia and North Africa.

- Arabs: They came to Kebili in the early days of the Muslim conquest. Most came from the Southern Arabian Peninsula (modern day Saudi Arabia and Yemen). They still hold the tribal names of their ancestors.

Black Africans: They were brought to the city when it was a major slavery trade center. See the Economy section below.


The main agricultural product in the region are dates or "deglets". Kebili produces a very high quality date, exported all around the world and contributing significantly to the local and national economy.


Since national independence, the government of Tunisia has encouraged tourism projects and resorts in the Saharan region. Of these Douz, south of Kebili, is the most famous Saharian destination of Tunisia (known as the Sahara Gate).


Le gouvernorat de Tataouine (ولاية تطاوين), créé le 2 mars 1981, est l'un des 24 gouvernorats de la Tunisie. Il est situé dans le sud-est du pays à la frontière avec l'Algérie et la Libye. Avec une superficie de 38 889 km21, le gouvernorat de Tataouine est le plus grand gouvernorat de Tunisie. Il abrite en 2014 une population de 149 4532 habitants. Son chef-lieu est Tataouine.


Copyright © All Rights Reserved