Bizerte Governorate

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Bizerte Governorate
ولاية بنزرت
Governorate
Map of Tunisia with Bizerte highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Bizerte highlighted
Coordinates: 37°16′N 9°52′E / 37.267°N 9.867°E / 37.267; 9.867Coordinates: 37°16′N 9°52′E / 37.267°N 9.867°E / 37.267; 9.867
Country Tunisia
CreatedJune 21, 1956[1]
CapitalBizerte
Area
 • Total3,750 km2 (1,450 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 13th of 24
Population (2014)
 • Total568,219
 • RankRanked 7th of 24
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Postal prefixxx
ISO 3166 codeTN-23

Bizerte Governorate (Arabic: ولاية بنزرتWilāyat Benzart pronounced [bɑnˈzɑrt]) is the northernmost of the 24 governorates of Tunisia. It is in northern Tunisia, approximately rectangular and having a long north coast. It covers an area of 3,750 km² including two large lakes, one coastal hence saline and one freshwater being the World Heritage Site, Ichkeul lake.[1] Its population was 568,219 as at the 2014 census.[2] The capital is Bizerte which stands principally on inlet between Bizerte lake and the Mediterranean. The offshore Galite Islands are part of the governorate.

Geography[edit]

The governorate is centered 60 kilometres (37 mi) from the capital and borders the governorates of Ariana, Béja, and Manouba.

The average temperature is 22.75 °C and annual rainfall is 300-800 millimeters.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Administratively, the governorate is divided into fourteen delegations (mutamadiyat), thirteen municipalities, seven rural councils, and 102 sectors (imadas).[1] The delegations and their populations from the 2004 and 2014 censuses,[2] are listed below:

Delegation Area
km²
Population
2004
Population
2014
Bizerte Nord 53.52 75,234 87,307
Bizerte Sud 398.75 45,227 55,659
Djoumine ... 35,213 29,029
El Alia ... 24,539 27,075
Ghar El Melh ... 18,525 19,477
Ghezala ... 27,799 26,977
Mateur ... 47,562 46,975
Menzel Bourguiba ... 54,804 61,919
Menzel Jemil ... 39,691 47,224
Ras Jabel ... 51,240 58,241
Sejenane ... 42,156 40,166
Tinja ... 19,444 23,455
Utique ... 18,266 19,922
Zarzouna 7.12 24,428 24,793
Delegations of Bizerte Governorate
(Zarzouna is not shown)

The following thirteen municipalities are located in Bizerte Governorate:

| 1711 || Bizerte || align=right | 136,917 |- | 1712 || Sejnane || align=right | 5,645 |- | 1713 || Mateur || align=right | 34,010 |- | 1714 || Menzel Bourguiba || align=right | 54,536 |- | 1715 || Tinja || align=right | 21,139 |- | 1716 || Ghar al Milh || align=right | 5,345 |- | 1717 || Aousja || align=right | 5,126 |- | 1718 || Menzel Jemil || align=right | 22,238 |- | 1719 || Menzel Abderrahmane || align=right | 19,078 |- | 1720 || El Alia || align=right | 18,359 |- | 1721 || Ras Jebel || align=right | 28,610 |- | 1722 || Metline || align=right | 9,904 |- | 1723 || Raf Raf || align=right | 9,850

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.