About M’hamdia & the Governorate of Ben Arous
General information & infrastructure
The governorate of Ben Arous is in the southeast of the Greater Tunis region and offers a variety of landscapes, from sea, to hills, and wide green areas.
The Tunis-Carthage International Airport is half-an-hour’s drive away.
A railway network linking the governorate’s coastal towns to the capital.
The (Tunis-Msaken) motorway, together with 3 national highways ensure ease of access to the governorate.
The port of Radčs, which is the country’s largest commercial port, is within the Ben Arous governorate: it covers 90% of containerized traffic and 95% of Ro-Ro traffic.
Average temperature: between 6.8 and 17.9°C
Annual rainfall: from 275 to 515 mm/yr
Economy & business
The economic fabric of the Ben Arous region is essentially industrial with its 585 industrial companies (providing 10 or more jobs) of which 218 totally exporting. Most of these companies are working in the electrical industry, the mechanical industry and textiles, leather and clothing.
The governorate is also home to 252 firms with foreign shareholders operating in various sectors.
While essentially industrial, the Ben Arous governorate has also developed its agricultural activity mainly based on the production of red meat, poultry, milk as well as on tree and flower growing.
This governorate has a banking and financial network made up of 54 branches representing Tunisia’s major banks.
Source : www.investintunisia.tn
The governorate of Ben Arous has a population of 548,500 ( January 2007), with an urbanization rate of 90.5% and a schooling rate of 97.7%
The employed labor force is 161,400 of which 25.6% are in manufacturing industries and 60.2% in services
The local labor market is being fostered by new competent and qualified human resources and skilled labor.
The governorate has 7 state vocational training centers providing instruction to over 6,073 trainees in fields which are extremely sought by local companies such as industries of ready-made garments, construction, leather and footwear.
The region also hosts three higher education institutions offering courses to over 4,647 students in various fields such as technological studies and cultural entertainment:
Higher Institute of Technological Studies
Higher Institute of Sciences & Environment Technologies
Higher Institute of Cultural Entertainment & Youth
Natural sights & monuments of culture
| Jebel Boukornine
|| Jebel Ressas|