Bizerte Governorate

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Bizerte
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
Created June 21, 1956[1]
Capital Bizerte
Area
 • Total 3,750 km2 (1,450 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 13th of 24
Population (2014)
 • Total 568,219
 • Rank Ranked 7th of 24
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal prefix xx
ISO 3166 code TN-23

Bizerte Governorate (Arabic: ولاية بَنزرتWilāyat Banzart pronounced [bɑnˈzɑrt]) is the northernmost of the 24 governorates of Tunisia. It is situated in northern Tunisia. It covers an area of 3,750 km²[1] and has a population of 568,219 (2014 census).[2] The capital is Bizerte. The offshore Galite Islands are part of the governorate.

Geography[edit]

The governorate is located 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 Population in 2004 Population in 2014
Bizerte Nord 75,234 87,307
Bizerte Sud 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 24,428 24,793

The following cities and towns are located in the Bizerte Governorate:

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