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Map of Tunisia with Béja highlighted
|Created||June 21, 1956|
|• Total||3,740 km2 (1,440 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 14th of 24|
|• Rank||Ranked 18th of 24|
|• Density||81/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01)|
|ISO 3166 code||TN-31|
Béja Governorate (Arabic: ولاية باجة Wilāyat 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 and had a population of 303,032 as at the 2014 census. 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.
Administratively, the governorate is divided into nine delegations (mutamadiyat), eight municipalities, eight rural councils, and 101 sectors (imadas). The delegations and their populations from the 2004 and 2014 censuses, are listed below:
|Delegation||Population in 2004||Population in 2014|
|Medjez El Bab||38,964||41,749|
The following eight municipalities are located in Béja Governorate:
|2118||Majaz al Bab||21,653|
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