First Seaside Resort of the Country
Located in the northeast of the country and surrounded by the Mediterranean on 3 sides (north, east and west) with a coastline of 300 km, the governorate of Nabeul also called governorate of the Cap-Bon, includes the city of Hammamet which is the first resort in the country with its sandy beaches, clear sea and Mediterranean climate that allowed it to be a popular European tourist destination..
A Skilled Human Capital
The governorate has a performing school, university and professional network. Every year more than 11,000 students graduate from one of the nine universities of the region in economic, literary and technological disciplines:
Faculty of Economics and Management of Nabeul
Nabeul Preparatory Institute for Engineering Studies
The Higher Institute of Technological Studies of Nabeul
The Higher Institute of Fine Arts of Nabeul
The Higher Institute of Applied Languages and Computer Science of Nabeul
The Higher Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of Borj Cédria
Higher Institute of Technological Studies of Kelibia
National School of Advanced Sciences and Technologies Borj cedria
Higher Institute of Information and Communication Technologies Borj cedria
Vocational training is strengthened by 15 public centers training skilled professional technicians in various fields such as maintenance, general engineering, marine engineering, construction, tourism, agriculture… These centers provide annually the local labor market for with 10,000 technicians.
A Dense and Modern Infrastructure
The governorate of Nabeul has developed basic infrastructure :
A developed road network consisting in a motorway and trunk roads to link the region with neighboring governorates,
A railway line linking the governorate to the capital,
The largest marina in Africa is located in the Yasmine Hammamet resort,
A Technopole in Borj Cédria specializing in renewable energy, water, environment and plant biotechnology.
Several industrial zones are available and equipped to accommodate new projects.
The cities of Nabeul and Hammamet are located within 40 minutes drive from the International Tunis-Carthage Airport and 30mn from the International Airport Enfidha-Hammamet.
A Diversified Economic Activity
Although focused primarily on the sectors of tourism and agriculture, the economic fabric of the region is well developed and fairly diversified.
Indeed, with many luxury and comfortable hotel units (149 units hotels with a capacity of about 50 thousand beds or 1/4 the total tourist accommodation capacity of the country) and diversified leisure services (a marina, a games center, a golf course…), the governorate of Nabeul is positioned as the first tourist area of the country…
The city of Hammamet, which is located six kilometers from Nabeul, remains the major asset of the region thanks to the seaside resort of Yasmine Hammamet located in the south of the city, the Medina Mediterranea is a copy of an Arab medina and its marina is the largest Marina in Africa.
The region even recorded 3,5 million overnight stays in 2016 representing 25 % of all overnight stays in the country.
This development of tourism activity led to the prosperity of craft activity in the region, including in particular pottery, stone carving, leather and mosaic.
In addition, despite its limited agricultural area (4 % of the county’s total agricultural land area), the governorate contributes by 15 % to the national agricultural production thanks to the expertise of farmers and their specialization in certain products such as tomatoes, peppers, citrus…
The region accounts for 75 % of the national production of citrus, 30 % of the national production of tomatoes, 95 % of the national production of strawberries, 70 % of vine products and 90 % of the national production of condiments.
Fishing remains an essential activity in the local economy, representing 15 % of the national production representing approximately 95 000 tons.
The governorate also has 671 industrial enterprises (with a workforce of 10 or more employees), particularly in processing agricultural products (canned tomatoes, jam, wine…). 420 are totally exporting companies operating in the sectors of industry, services, agriculture and tourism. The number of foreign or mixed capital companies amounted to 498.
The region has a developed banking and financial network consisting of 154 bank branches covering the entire territory of the region.
Located in the far northeast of the country and surrounded by the Mediterranean on both sides (north and east), the governorate of Nabeul or Cap Bon region as Tunisians call it, is the leading seaside resort in the country. The region is also known for its natural beauty, its agricultural wealth and its tourism and industrial potential.
The governorate offers several investment opportunities in various sectors:
the wood industry,
the building materials industry,
Ostrich farming and cattle rearing,
the cultivation of wine and table vines,
leisure and cultural tourism.