Bizerte Governorate (Arabic: ولاية بنزرت Wilāyat Benzart pronounced [bɑnˈzɑrt]) is the northernmost of the 24 governorates of Tunisia. It is in northern Tunisia, approximately rectangular and having a long north coast. It covers an area of 3,750 km² including two large lakes, one coastal hence saline and one freshwater being the World Heritage Site, Ichkeul lake. Its population was 568,219 as at the 2014 census. The capital is Bizerte which stands principally on inlet between Bizerte lake and the Mediterranean. The offshore Galite Islands are part of the governorate, as are the ruins of the ancient city of Utica.
Map of Tunisia with Bizerte highlighted
|Created||June 21, 1956|
|• Total||3,750 km2 (1,450 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 13th of 24|
|• Rank||Ranked 7th of 24|
|• Density||150/km2 (390/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01 (CET)|
|ISO 3166 code||TN-23|
Administratively, the governorate is divided into fourteen delegations (mutamadiyat), thirteen municipalities, seven rural councils, and 102 sectors (imadas). The delegations and their populations from the 2004 and 2014 censuses, are listed below:
The following thirteen municipalities are located in Bizerte Governorate:
|1716||Ghar al Milh||5,345|
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- 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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