Kairouan Governorate

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Kairouan
قيروان
Map of Tunisia with Kairouan highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Kairouan highlighted
Subdivisions of Kairouan Governorate
Subdivisions of Kairouan Governorate
Coordinates: 35°40′N 10°06′E / 35.667°N 10.100°E / 35.667; 10.100Coordinates: 35°40′N 10°06′E / 35.667°N 10.100°E / 35.667; 10.100
Country Tunisia
Created21 June 1956
CapitalKairouan
Government
 • GovernorMohamed Bourguiba (since 2019)
Area
 • Total6,712 km2 (2,592 sq mi)
 • RankRanked 9th of 24
Population
 (2014)
 • Total570,559
 • RankRanked 5th of 24
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Postal prefix
xx
ISO 3166 codeTN-41

Kairouan Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية قيروان Wilāyat Qiyrwān) is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. It is landlocked and in the centre-east of the country. It covers an area of 6,712 km2 and has a population of 570,559 (2014 census). The narrower province of Sousse borders it to the east, the nearest coastline[1] The capital is Kairouan. Lowland parts of the province are semi-arid, experiencing in most years light rains in the winter months and scant rainfall in other months but higher parts attract relief precipitation in and around the Djebel Zhagdoud and a large part of the Djebel Serj national parks, in the north-east of the province which are geologically outcrops of the Dorsal Atlas mountains in the province to the north.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The Kairouan Governorate is divided into eleven delegations (mutamadiyat), listed below with their populations at the 2004 and 2014 Censuses,[2] and further sub-divided into sectors (imada).

Delegation Area
in km2
Population
2004 Census
Population
2014 Census
Alaâ 361 31,773 28,991
Bou Hajla 690 70,589 72,371
Chebika 513 33,889 35,308
Echrarda 330 25,903 27,518
Haffouz 611 43,792 40,066
Hajeb El Ayoun 589 35,403 36,137
Kairouan Nord 251 83,794 96,781
Kairouan Sud 520 80,444 93,101
Nasrallah 685 37,112 33,789
Oueslatia 915 36,195 34,452
Sbikha 1,069 67,315 71,922

Twelve municipalities are included within Kairouan Governorate:

Code Municipality Population
(2014)[3]
4111 Kairouan 139,070
4112 Chebika 2,921
4113 Sbikha 8,036
4114 Oueslatia 9,006
4115 Aïn Djeloula 1,757
4116 Haffouz 8,429
4117 Alaâ 3,276
4118 Hajeb El Ayoun 10,621
4119 Nasrallah 5,012
4120 Menzel Mehiri 3,870
4121 Echrarda 1,705
4122 Bou Hajla 7,828


Nature reserves[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in French)Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics) Archived 2014-10-29 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Institut National de la Statistique Tunisie (web).
  3. ^ Recensement Général de la Population et de l'Habitat 2014 – Population, logements et ménages par commune et arrondissement [Census 2014 results – population, accommodation and households per municipality and delegation] (Report) (in French). National Institute of Statistics. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Reserve Naturelle" (PDF). www.onagri.nat.tn. Retrieved 23 April 2018.