Ariana Governorate

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Ariana

أريانة
Map of Tunisia with Ariana highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Ariana highlighted
Coordinates: 36°51′45″N 10°11′44″E / 36.86250°N 10.19556°E / 36.86250; 10.19556Coordinates: 36°51′45″N 10°11′44″E / 36.86250°N 10.19556°E / 36.86250; 10.19556
CountryTunisia
CreatedMarch 1, 1983[1]
CapitalAryanah
Government
 • GovernorMahdi Zaoui
Area
 • Total482 km2 (186 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 23rd of 24
Population
(2014)
 • Total576,088
 • RankRanked 9th of 24
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Postal prefix
xx
ISO 3166 codeTN-12

Ariana Governorate (Arabic: ولاية أريانةWilāyat Aryānah pronounced [ærˈjæːnæ]) is one of the twenty-four governorates (provinces) of Tunisia. It is in northern Tunisia, approximately triangular, having as one of its sides part of the Gulf of Tunis, it covers an area of 482 km²[1] and has a population of 576,088 (2014 census).[2] The capital is Aryanah.

Geography[edit]

The governorate borders the governorates of Tunis and Bizerte.

The average temperature is 18.7 °C, and annual rainfall is 450 millimeters.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Administrative divisions Ariana

Administratively, the governorate is divided into seven delegations (mutamadiyat), six municipalities, four rural councils, and 42 sectors (imadas).[1] The delegations and their populations from the 2004 and 2014 censuses,[2] are listed below:

Delegation Population in 2004 Population in 2014
Ariana Medina 97,687 114,486
Ettadhamen 78,311 84,312
Kalaat el Andalous 23,045 26,796
Mnihla 53,752 89,884
Raoued 60,896 106,414
Sidi Thabet 19,404 24,503
Soukra 89,151 129,693

The following six municipalities are located in Ariana Governorate:

| 1211 || Ariana || align=right | 114,486 |- | 1212 || La Soukra || align=right | 129,693 |- | 1213 || Raoued || align=right | 94,961 |- | 1214 || Kalâat el-Andalous || align=right | 18,211 |- | 1215 || Sidi Thabet || align=right | 11,351 |- | 1216 || Ettadhamen-Mnihla || align=right | 142,953

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d (in French) "tunisieindustrie.nat.tn". Archived from the original on 2009-02-17.
  2. ^ a b "2014 Tunisian census data". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18.