Ben Arous Governorate

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Ben Arous
بن عروس
Governorate
Map of Tunisia with Ben Arous highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Ben Arous highlighted
Coordinates: 36°44′50″N 10°20′0″E / 36.74722°N 10.33333°E / 36.74722; 10.33333Coordinates: 36°44′50″N 10°20′0″E / 36.74722°N 10.33333°E / 36.74722; 10.33333
Country Tunisia
Created December 3, 1983[1]
Capital Ben Arous
Area
 • Total 761 km2 (294 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 22nd of 24
Population (2014)
 • Total 631,842
 • Rank Ranked 6th of 24
 • Density 830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal prefix xx
ISO 3166 code TN-13

Ben Arous Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية بن عروسWilāyat Bin ‘Arūs pronounced [bɪn.ʕæˈruːs]) is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. It is in northern Tunisia and adjoins Tunis Governorate. It covers an area of 761 km²[1] and had a population of 631,842 as at the 2014 census.[2][3] The capital is Ben Arous.

Geography[edit]

The governorate is centred 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the capital and surrounded by the governorates of Tunis, Zaghouan, Manouba, and Nabeul. It has a short coastline, along the Gulf of Tunis to the northeast.

The average temperature is between 6.8 °C and 17.9 °C, and annual rainfall is 275-515 millimeters.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Administratively, the governorate is divided into twelve delegations (mutamadiyat), eleven municipalities, six rural councils, and 75 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
Ben Arous 32,329 31,128
Bou Mhel El Bassatine 27,977 40,101
El Mourouj 81,986 104,538
Ezzahra 31,792 34,962
Fouchana 56,628 74,868
Hammam Chôtt 24,847 31,858
Hammam Lif 38,401 42,518
La Nouvelle Medina 42,603 57,194
Megrine 24,031 26,720
Mohamedia 46,613 66,439
Mornag 53,709 61,518
Radès 44,857 59,998

The following eleven municipalities are in Ben Arous Governorate:

Code Municipality Population
(2014)[4]
1311 Ben Arous 88,322
1312 El Mourouj 104,586
1313 Hammam Lif 42,518
1314 Hammam Chott 31,810
1315 Bou Mhel el-Bassatine 40,101
1316 Ezzahra 34,962
1317 Radès 59,794
1318 Mégrine 26,924
1319 Mohamedia-Fouchana 106,167
1320 Mornag 30,058
1321 Khalidia 8,470


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