Tunisia Genealogy

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Tunisia is located in North Africa. It is bound by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast and the Mediterranean Sea to the northeast and north. The country is divided into three distinct physical regions.

Rivalry between French and Italian interests in Tunisia culminated in a French invasion in 1881 and the creation of a protectorate. Agitation for independence in the decades following World War I was finally successful in getting the French to recognize Tunisia as an independent state in 1956.

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Jurisdictions in Tunisia

Tunisia is divided into 24 governorates.

  • Ariana (Aryanah)
  • Beja (Bajah)
  • Ben Arous (Bin 'Arus)
  • Bizerte (Banzart)
  • Gabes (Qabis)
  • Gafsa (Qafsah)
  • Jendouba (Jundubah)
  • Kairouan (Al Qayrawan)
  • Kasserine (Al Qasrayn)
  • Kebili (Qibili)
  • Kef (Al Kaf)
  • Mahdia (Al Mahdiyah)
  • Manouba (Manubah)
  • Medenine (Madanin)
  • Monastir (Al Munastir)
  • Nabeul (Nabul)
  • Sfax (Safaqis)
  • Sidi Bou Zid (Sidi Bu Zayd)
  • Siliana (Silyanah)
  • Sousse (Susah)
  • Tataouine (Tatawin)
  • Tozeur (Tawzar)
  • Tunis
  • Zaghouan (Zaghwan)

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