Manouba Governorate

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Manouba
ولاية منوبة
La Manouba
Governorate
Map of Tunisia with Manouba highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Manouba highlighted
Coordinates: 36°48′28″N 10°6′4″E / 36.80778°N 10.10111°E / 36.80778; 10.10111Coordinates: 36°48′28″N 10°6′4″E / 36.80778°N 10.10111°E / 36.80778; 10.10111
Country Tunisia
Created July 31, 2000
Capital Manouba
Area
 • Total 1,137 km2 (439 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 20th of 24
Population (2014)
 • Total 379,518
 • Rank Ranked 15th of 24
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01 (CET)
Postal prefix xx
ISO 3166 code TN-14

Manouba Governorate (Arabic: ولاية موبنةWilāyat Mannūbah pronounced [ˌmænˈnuːbæ]) is one of the twenty-four governorates (provinces) of Tunisia and is in inland, northern Tunisia. It has a population of 379,518 (as at the 2014 census),[1][2] and an area of 1,137 km2. The capital is Manouba.

Geography[edit]

The governorate is 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) from the capital, in an area of foothills of and verdant plains below the Tell Atlas uplands and borders Bizerte, Zaghouan, Beja, Tunis, Ariana and Ben Arous Governorates. The east and west of the province have high foothills; from both ranges the three lakes of Tunis and the Bay of Tunis can be seen. The east part of the west range is named the Forest of Tebourba, one of its four largest settlements.

The average temperature is 18.7 °C and annual rainfall is 450 millimeters.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Administratively, the governorate is divided into eight delegations (mutamadiyat), nine municipalities, eight rural councils and 47 imadas.

Delegation[3] Population in 2004[4] Population in 2014[1]
Borj El Amri 16,184 17,408
Djedeida 40,327 44,748
Douar Hicher 75,959 84,090
El Battan 17,321 18,977
Manouba 51,398 58,792
Mornaguia 35,129 42,687
Oued Ellil 58,544 69,317
Tebourba 41,050 43,499

Nine municipalities are in Manouba Governorate:

| 1411 || Manouba || align=right | 41,670 |- | 1412 || Den Den || align=right | 17,122 |- | 1413 || Douar Hicher || align=right | 82,532 |- | 1414 || Oued Ellil || align=right | 57,851 |- | 1415 || Mornaguia || align=right | 19,834 |- | 1416 || Borj El Amri || align=right | 6,519 |- | 1417 || Djedeida || align=right | 28,660 |- | 1418 || Tebourba || align=right | 27,545 |- | 1419 || El Battan || align=right | 6,453

By contrast eight delgations are in the area.

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