Ariana Governorate

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Map of Tunisia with Ariana highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Ariana highlighted
Coordinates: 36°51′45″N 10°11′44″E / 36.86250°N 10.19556°E / 36.86250; 10.19556Coordinates: 36°51′45″N 10°11′44″E / 36.86250°N 10.19556°E / 36.86250; 10.19556
Country Tunisia
Created March 1, 1983[1]
Capital Aryanah
 • Governor Mahdi Zaoui
 • Total 482 km2 (186 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 23rd of 24
Population (2014)
 • Total 576,088
 • Rank Ranked 9th of 24
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal prefix xx
ISO 3166 code TN-12

Ariana Governorate (Arabic: ولاية أريانةWilāyat Aryānah pronounced [ærˈjæːnæ]) is one of the twenty-four governorates (provinces) of Tunisia. It is in northern Tunisia, approximately triangular, having as one of its sides part of the Gulf of Tunis, it covers an area of 482 km²[1] and has a population of 576,088 (2014 census).[2] The capital is Aryanah.


The governorate borders the governorates of Tunis and Bizerte.

The average temperature is 18.7 °C, and annual rainfall is 450 millimeters.[1]

Administrative divisions

Administrative divisions Ariana

Administratively, the governorate is divided into seven delegations (mutamadiyat), six municipalities, four rural councils, and 42 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
Ariana Medina 97,687 114,486
Ettadhamen 78,311 84,312
Kalaat el Andalous 23,045 26,796
Mnihla 53,752 89,884
Raoued 60,896 106,414
Sidi Thabet 19,404 24,503
Soukra 89,151 129,693

The following six municipalities are located in Ariana Governorate:

Code Municipality Population
1211 Ariana 114,486
1212 La Soukra 129,693
1213 Raoued 94,961
1214 Kalâat el-Andalous 18,211
1215 Sidi Thabet 11,351
1216 Ettadhamen-Mnihla 142,953


  1. ^ a b c d (in French) "". Archived from the original on 2009-02-17. 
  2. ^ a b "2014 Tunisian census data". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. 
  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. 
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