A well-established infrastructure with direct access to the highway, the rail network and the commercial port, as well as large developed industrial zones, offer Sfax ideal conditions for industry, trade and investment. The geographical position in the Mediterranean Sea also offers optimal access to the European and African markets.

  • Sfax-thyna international airport
  • Commercial Port and Oil Port of skhira
  • Tunis - Sfax - Gabés highway
  • Dense road network: 1,165 km of classified roads
  • Doubling of national road n ° 1 over 22 km (thyna-Mahrés)
  • Rail network connects Sfax to Tunis, Gabès and Gafsa
  • 5 transport vessels to the Kerkennah Islands.
  • Generalized high-speed telecommunications network.
  • 9 industrial zones covering an area of 1384 ha and 4 zones under development.
  • An IT and multimedia Technopole integrating an industrial activities park (60ha).
  • Vast network of natural gas.
Skills and know-how

A core for Research and Development:

  • IT and Multimedia Technopole
  • National Center for Biotechnology Research
  • National research institute specializing in olive and fruit trees.
  • 113 scientific research laboratories located in the University of Sfax.
A university open to its environment: A partnership developed between the university and industrial companies in the field of scientific research
+ Public professional training centers with a capacity of over 3,190 trainees and around 2,760 trained per year.
+ Students and over 6,400 graduates per year in various specialties
+ University institutions in various disciplines.
+ Private training centers with a capacity of 3500 trainees.

With its remarkable industrial diversification, Sfax benefits from strengths and proven know-how in the fields of mechanical, electronic and electrical industries and the textile and clothing, leather and footwear industries.

  • 659 industrial companies.
  • 137 fully exporting companies.
  • 10% of the country's industrial investments.
  • 29 large companies with a turnover> 10 MD.
  • Land reserves of 300 ha

Sfax has remarkable cultural, archaeological and natural potential, also adequate infrastructure to promote and consolidate tourism.

Hotels and 3,352 beds
Arrivals per year, i.e., 278,815 overnight stays per year
Travel agencies
ِCassified restaurants
  • Natural sites suitable for ecological and seaside tourist activities.
  • A historical heritage favorable to cultural tourism:
  • Handicrafts, a dynamic and diverse sector (tapestry, weaving, jewelry, silverware, leather goods, sculpture, woodwork, etc.)
  • Kerkennah Islands offering a typical ecological tourist product.
  • A marina in Chatt El Krakna.
  • Several tourist circuits.
  • Great potential for family tourism.
Agriculture and fishing
  • 519,000 ha of useful agricultural area.
  • 40% of national agricultural exports.
  • 10.5% of the national area / 347,000 ha of olive groves.
  • 12 olive oil exporters
  • 19,400 t of fishery production.
  • 26 processing and export units.
New Information and Communication Technologies.
Sfax is a region with strong potential for the development of activities linked to new technologies.
IT and multimedia companies
Graduates / year
Call centers
After it has chosen to diversify its economy and improve the competitiveness of its territory, Sfax has chosen to give priority to high added value niches, the development of biotechnology is one of its priorities.
  • 1,157 students and 200 graduates / year.
  • 137 units (employing 10 workers and more) in the food industry.
- Sfax facilitates the reception of national and international competences and talents and it has an important educational infrastructure:
  • 20 higher education institutions.
  • 370 basic education schools.
  • 100 middle and high schools
  • Mediterranean climate with average temperatures between 13 ° and 24 °.
  • 7 sewage treatment plants.
  • 93% sanitation rate.
  • 1 controlled public landfill and 7 recycling centers.
  • 17.5 m2 of green space / inhabitant.
  • Rehabilitation of the northern coasts of the city of Sfax (420 ha, 6 km of beach and 2,600 tourist beds).
  • Implementation of the Kerkennah Islands enhancement program
  • 7 archaeological sites and 3 archaeological museums.
  • 5 performance halls, 2 cinemas and an open-air theater.
  • 12 cultural complexes.
  • 26 libraries, 12 cultural centers and 32 youth centers.
  • 14 indoor sports halls and 17 football pitches
  • 3 public health establishments.
  • 1,824 beds in public hospitals.
  • 146 basic health care centers.
  • 11 emergency services in public health structures.
  • 15 private clinics.
  • 1,234 beds in private clinics.
  • 113 private laboratories.
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