Béja Governorate

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Béja

باجة
Map of Tunisia with Béja highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Béja highlighted
Coordinates: 36°44′N 9°11′E / 36.733°N 9.183°E / 36.733; 9.183Coordinates: 36°44′N 9°11′E / 36.733°N 9.183°E / 36.733; 9.183
CountryTunisia
CreatedJune 21, 1956[1]
CapitalBéja
Area
 • Total3,740 km2 (1,440 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 14th of 24
Population
(2014)
 • Total303,032
 • RankRanked 18th of 24
 • Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Postal prefix
xx
ISO 3166 codeTN-31

Béja Governorate (Arabic: ولاية باجةWilāyat Bājah pronounced [ˈbæːʒæ]) is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. It is in northern Tunisia and has a brief coastline relative to its size. It covers an area of 3,740 km²[1] and had a population of 303,032 as at the 2014 census.[2][3] The capital is Béja and it spans the moderately high Tell Atlas hills and part of the plain between the Tell Atlas and the Dorsal Atlas further south.

Geography[edit]

The governorate is 105 kilometres (65 mi) from the capital and surrounded by the governorates of Bizerte, Zaghouan, Manouba, Siliana, and Jendouba.

The average temperature is 18 °C and annual rainfall is 350-1000 millimeters.[1]


Administrative divisions[edit]

Administratively, the governorate is divided into nine delegations (mutamadiyat), eight municipalities, eight rural councils, and 101 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
Amdoun 22,484 21,187
Béja Nord 67,471 71,198
Béja Sud 38,396 38,101
Goubellat 16,383 15,762
Medjez El Bab 38,964 41,749
Nefza 53,195 48,101
Teboursouk 24,327 22,115
Testour 32,772 33,613
Tibar 10,509 11,206

The following eight municipalities are located in Béja Governorate:

| 2111 || Béja || align=right | 62,303 |- | 2112 || El Maâgoula || align=right | 7,809 |- | 2113 || Zahret Medien || align=right | 5,204 |- | 2114 || Nefza || align=right | 7,302 |- | 2115 || Téboursouk || align=right | 11,865 |- | 2116 || Testour || align=right | 13,331 |- | 2117 || Goubellat || align=right | 4,128 |- | 2118 || Majaz al Bab || align=right | 21,653

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.
  3. ^ (in French) Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics) Archived 2014-10-29 at the Wayback Machine