Ariana Governorate

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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
Country Tunisia
Created March 1, 1983[1]
Capital Aryanah
 • Governor Mahdi Zaoui
 • Total 482 km2 (186 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 23rd of 24
Population (2014)
 • Total 576,088
 • Rank Ranked 9th of 24
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal prefix xx
ISO 3166 code TN-12

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


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]

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 cities and towns are located in the Ariana Governorate: