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1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Economy
a. Figures
4. Health
5. Education
a. Universities
6. Demographics
7. Religions
a. Freedom
8. Peoples
9. Languages
10. History
11. Cities and Towns

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Cities and Towns

The figures given by LookLex are estimates, and heavily rounded off. Accurate population figures presented by many other sources are deceptive and suggest a level of accuracy that does not exist. With few exceptions, urban population figures are no more than advanced guesswork.
Different countries count urban population according to varying methods. In many cases there are no official figures, there may never have been a proper census. There exists no consensus about how to define a border between neighbouring cities, nor to define city borders to a surrounding rural region. City populations are in some cases the population of a municipality, but municipalities can be smaller than the city proper, or they may include vast rural areas.
LookLex definition of a city or town requires continued settlement, and defines the border between neighbouring cities to be the administrative border, a river or a major highway. Our primary source for population data is City Population, but LookLex assess each figure, and in 5 to 10% of the cases we make a different estimate.

Tunis 1,200,000
Sfax 280,000
Sousse 160,000
Kairouan 120,000
Bizerte 120,000
Gabes 120,000
Gafsa 90,000
Kasserine 75,000
Nabeul 70,000
Monastir 70,000
Le Kef 60,000
Hammamet 50,000
Jendouba 50,000
Beja 50,000
Mahdia 40,000
Tozeur 40,000
Nefta 30,000
Tabarka 30,000
Zaghouan 30,000
Ain Draham 10,000
El Jem 7,000
Matmata 5,000

All figures are 2005 estimates.

By Tore Kjeilen