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Ariana Governorate (Arabic: ولاية أريانة Wilāyat 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 and has a population of 576,088 (2014 census). The capital is Ariana.
|• Governor||Khaled Nouri (since 2022)|
|• Total||482 km2 (186 sq mi)|
|• Rank||Ranked 23rd of 24|
|• Rank||Ranked 9th of 24|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01 (CET)|
|ISO 3166 code||TN-12|
Administratively, the governorate is divided into seven delegations (mutamadiyat), six municipalities, four rural councils, and 42 sectors (imadas). The delegations and their populations from the 2004 and 2014 censuses, are listed below:
|Delegation||Population in 2004||Population in 2014|
|Kalaat el Andalous||23,045||26,796|
The following six municipalities are located in Ariana Governorate:
- (in French) "tunisieindustrie.nat.tn". Archived from the original on 2009-02-17.
- "2014 Tunisian census data". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18.
- 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.