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[[Africa Groundwater Atlas Home | Africa Groundwater Atlas]] >> [[Hydrogeology by country | Hydrogeology by country]] >> Hydrogeology of Tunisia
 
[[Africa Groundwater Atlas Home | Africa Groundwater Atlas]] >> [[Hydrogeology by country | Hydrogeology by country]] >> Hydrogeology of Tunisia
  
  '''Lire cette page en français: [[Hydrogéologie de la Tunisie | Hydrogéologie de la Tunisie]]''' [[File: flag_of_france.png  | 50px]]
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'''Lire cette page en français: [[Hydrogéologie de la Tunisie | Hydrogéologie de la Tunisie]]''' [[File: flag_of_france.png  | 50px]]
  
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Tunisia was historically inhabited by Berbers, becoming the seat of Carthage and later part of the Roman empire. Arab dynasties ruled between the 8th and 13th centuries, followed by the Ottomans from the 16th to the 19th century and then by French colonisation until independence in 1957. It had a relatively stable democracy until civil unrest in 2011, which saw a change in government, and an a return to more stable conditions.   
 
Tunisia was historically inhabited by Berbers, becoming the seat of Carthage and later part of the Roman empire. Arab dynasties ruled between the 8th and 13th centuries, followed by the Ottomans from the 16th to the 19th century and then by French colonisation until independence in 1957. It had a relatively stable democracy until civil unrest in 2011, which saw a change in government, and an a return to more stable conditions.   
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|Freshwater withdrawal as % of total renewable water resources || || ||69.71 || || ||
 
|Freshwater withdrawal as % of total renewable water resources || || ||69.71 || || ||
 
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|Total renewable groundwater (Million cubic metres/year) ||  || || || ||1,595 ||
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|Renewable groundwater resources (Million cubic metres/year) || || ||  ||1,150 || ||
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|Exploitable: Regular renewable groundwater (Million cubic metres/year) || || ||  ||1,150 || ||
 
 
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|Groundwater produced internally (Million cubic metres/year) || || ||  || ||1,495 ||
 
|Groundwater produced internally (Million cubic metres/year) || || ||  || ||1,495 ||
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The geology map on this page shows a simplified overview of the geology at a national scale (see the [[Geology | Geology resource page]] for more details).  
 
The geology map on this page shows a simplified overview of the geology at a national scale (see the [[Geology | Geology resource page]] for more details).  
 
[https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html '''Download a GIS shapefile of the Tunisia geology and hydrogeology map'''].
 
  
 
More detailed geological maps are published by the Service Geologique de Tunisie (at 1:500,000 scale) and the National Office of Mines (ONM) (at 1:50,000 and 1:100,000 scale) (see Geology: Key References, below).
 
More detailed geological maps are published by the Service Geologique de Tunisie (at 1:500,000 scale) and the National Office of Mines (ONM) (at 1:50,000 and 1:100,000 scale) (see Geology: Key References, below).
  
[[File:Tunisia_Geology4.png | center | thumb| 500px | Geology of Tunisia at 1:5 million scale. Based on map described by Persits et al. 2002/Furon and Lombard 1964. For more information on the map development and datasets see the [[Geology | geology resource page]]. [https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html Download a GIS shapefile of the Tunisia geology and hydrogeology map].]]
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[[File:Tunisia_Geology3.png | center | thumb| 500px | Geology of Tunisia at 1:5 million scale. Based on map described by Persits et al. 2002/Furon and Lombard 1964. For more information on the map development and datasets see the [[Geology | geology resource page]].]]
  
 
'''Summary'''
 
'''Summary'''
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This section provides a summary of the hydrogeology of the main aquifers in Tunisia.  More information is available in the references listed at the bottom of this page. Many of these references can be accessed through the [http://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/index.cfm Africa Groundwater Literature Archive].
 
This section provides a summary of the hydrogeology of the main aquifers in Tunisia.  More information is available in the references listed at the bottom of this page. Many of these references can be accessed through the [http://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/index.cfm Africa Groundwater Literature Archive].
  
The hydrogeology map on this page shows a simplified overview of the type and productivity of the main aquifers at a national scale (see the [[Africa Groundwater Atlas Hydrogeology Maps | Hydrogeology map resource page]] for more details).
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The hydrogeology map on this page shows a simplified overview of the type and productivity of the main aquifers at a national scale (see the [[Hydrogeology Map | Hydrogeology map resource page]] for more details).  
 
 
[https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html '''Download a GIS shapefile of the Tunisia geology and hydrogeology map'''].
 
  
 
A more detailed hydrogeological map at 1:500,000 scale is published by the DGRE (Zebidi 1991), and a different simplified map is published by SEMIDE (see Hydrogeology: Key References, below).
 
A more detailed hydrogeological map at 1:500,000 scale is published by the DGRE (Zebidi 1991), and a different simplified map is published by SEMIDE (see Hydrogeology: Key References, below).
  
[[File:Tunisia_Hydrogeology4.png | center | thumb| 500px | Hydrogeology of Tunisia at 1:5 million scale. For more information on how the map was developed see the [[Africa Groundwater Atlas Hydrogeology Maps | Hydrogeology map]] resource page. [https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html Download a GIS shapefile of the Tunisia geology and hydrogeology map].]].
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[[File:Tunisia_Hydrogeology3.png | center | thumb| 500px | Hydrogeology of Tunisia at 1:5 million scale. For more information on how the map was developed see the [[Hydrogeology Map | Hydrogeology map]] resource page]].
  
  
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The following references provide more information on the geology and hydrogeology of Tunisia.
 
The following references provide more information on the geology and hydrogeology of Tunisia.
These, and others, can be accessed through the [https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africaGroundwaterAtlas/atlas.cfc?method=listResults&title_search=&author_search=&category_search=&country_search=TN&placeboolean=AND&singlecountry=1 Africa Groundwater Literature Archive]
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These, and others, can be accessed through the [http://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/searchResults.cfm?title_search=&author_search=&category_search=&country_search=TN&placeboolean=AND&singlecountry=1 Africa Groundwater Literature Archive]
  
 
===Geology: key references===
 
===Geology: key references===
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==Return to the index pages==
  
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[[Overview of Africa Groundwater Atlas | Africa Groundwater Atlas]] >> [[Hydrogeology by country | Hydrogeology by country]] >> Hydrogeology of Tunisia
 
[[Overview of Africa Groundwater Atlas | Africa Groundwater Atlas]] >> [[Hydrogeology by country | Hydrogeology by country]] >> Hydrogeology of Tunisia
  

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