Name of municipality: Nabeul

Population: 70,437 inhabitants (2014)

Area: 2,822 Km²

Capital of the eponymous governorate, Nabeul is located in the south of the Cape Bon Peninsula. Located 65 kilometers southeast of Tunis, the country’s capital, Nabeul is one of the most important towns along the Gulf Coast.

President: Mrs. Basma Maatoug Meddeb

Contact Person: Ms. Hajer Bejaoui—Architect:


Main features:

The tourist area Nabeul-Hammamet features some 125 hotels including 33 luxury hotels (4- and 5-star) with an offering of 43,255 beds and two golf courses. This makes it the largest touristic hub on a national scale, with a strong accent on seaside tourism with its attractive beaches and sunny climate.

The presence of touristic monuments such as the Neapolis archaeological site adds even more value to the tourism industry of the municipality.

Main economic activities:

The agricultural sector is composed of an area of 28,820 ha of arable land. Agricultural production is dominated by arboriculture and cereals.

The industrial sector of Nabeul is dominated by the textile and clothing industries, which account for 27% of production units and 39% of industrial jobs. Nabeul has 671 industrial companies (more than 12% of the national industrial fabric) which employ 71,000 people.

As for the commercial activity in Nabeul, it is mainly based on the sale of handicrafts such as pottery, wrought iron, mats, spices, orange blossoms, etc.

Conditions and Environmental Challenges:

The city of Nabeul is quite vulnerable to the effects of climate change, particularly extreme rainfall and water flows resulting in increasingly frequent flooding.

Protecting the city requires building a canal belt upstream of the city, redeveloping the existing wadis to improve the flow, reforesting the area to protect the banks of the wadis, as well as fixing and treating the soil in horizontal plateaus to make it more stable. The goals here are to reduce vulnerability and adapt the city to floods, reduce the risk of flooding during rainy events, protect the population and property, improve the stormwater drainage system and preserve tourist areas and handicraft activities.