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Street in the center of Ariana
Street in the center of Ariana
Ariana is located in Tunisia
Location in Tunisia
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 Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia
Governorate Ariana
 • Total 209 sq mi (542 km2)
Population (2014[2])
 • Total 114,486
Time zone CET (UTC1)

Aryanah (Tunisian Arabic: أريانةAbout this sound Ariana) is a coastal city in north-eastern Tunisia, part the agglomeration of Tunis, also called "Grand Tunis". It is located at the north of Tunis city center, around 36°51′45″N 10°11′44″E / 36.86250°N 10.19556°E / 36.86250; 10.19556. It is the capital of Ariana Governorate and the country's eighth largest city.

The city's name seems to date back to the period of the Vandal kingdom in Africa: the Vandals, in fact, were of Arian faith.

The city's origins date back to the Zirid dynasty. Under the Hafsid sultan Muhammad I al-Mustansir Ariana became the residence of the Sephardi Jews and Muslim Andalusians, who sought refuge in Tunisia in the thirteenth century.


The Essalam Mosque in Ennasr 


  1. ^ (in French) Zohra Abid, « Le maire de l'Ariana contre-attaque : « Certains habitants d'Ennasr jettent leurs ordures en pleine rue » », Kapitalis, 8 novembre 2013
  2. ^ (in French) [1]

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