Kairouan Governorate

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Kairouan
قيروان
Governorate
Map of Tunisia with Kairouan highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Kairouan highlighted
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
Created 21 June 1956
Capital Kairouan
Area
 • Total 6,712 km2 (2,592 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 9th of 24
Population (2014)
 • Total 570,559
 • Rank Ranked 5th of 24
 • Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01 (CET)
Postal prefix xx
ISO 3166 code TN-41

Kairouan Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية قيروانWilāyat 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

Twelve municipalities are in Kairouan Governorate:

| 4111 || Kairouan || align=right | 139,070 |- | 4112 || Chebika || align=right | 2,921 |- | 4113 || Sbikha || align=right | 8,036 |- | 4114 || Oueslatia || align=right | 9,006 |- | 4115 || Aïn Djeloula || align=right | 1,757 |- | 4116 || Haffouz || align=right | 8,429 |- | 4117 || Alaâ || align=right | 3,276 |- | 4118 || Hajeb El Ayoun || align=right | 10,621 |- | 4119 || Nasrallah || align=right | 5,012 |- | 4120 || Menzel Mehiri || align=right | 3,870 |- | 4121 || Echrarda || align=right | 1,705 |- | 4122 || Bou Hajla || align=right | 7,828

Nature reserves

References

  1. ^ (in French)Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics) Archived 2014-10-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Reserve Naturelle" (PDF). www.onagri.nat.tn. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
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