Monastir Governorate

Monastir Governorate (Arabic: ولاية المنستير Wilāyat Munastīr pronounced [munæsˈtiːr]) is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. It is situated in north-eastern Tunisia. It covers an area of 1,019 km2 (393 mi2) and has a population of 548,828 (2014 census).[1] The capital is Monastir.

Monastir
ولاية المنستير
Map of Tunisia with Monastir highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Monastir highlighted
Coordinates: 35°47′N 10°50′E / 35.783°N 10.833°E / 35.783; 10.833Coordinates: 35°47′N 10°50′E / 35.783°N 10.833°E / 35.783; 10.833
Country Tunisia
Created5 June 1974
CapitalMonastir
Government
 • GovernorVacant
Area
 • Total1,019 km2 (393 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 21st of 24
Population
 (2019)
 • Total597,733
 • RankRanked 8th of 24
 • Density590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Postal prefix
5xxx
ISO 3166 codeTN-52

Administrative divisionsEdit

The governorate is divided into thirteen delegations (mutamadiyat), listed below with their populations at the 2004 and 2014 Censuses:[2]

Delegation Area
in km2
Pop'n
2004
Census
Pop'n
2014
Census
Bekalta 40.3 13,695 17,850
Bembla 48.9 27,382 32,555
Beni Hassen 86.8 12,650 13,869
Jemmal 156.1 55,272 65,420
Ksar Hellal 21.9 39,991 49,376
Ksibet el-Médiouni 36.8 28,722 34,576
Moknine 197.3 75,885 89,277
Monastir 62.1 81,294 104,535
Ouerdanine 51.4 18,852 21,814
Sahline 42.5 21,799 27,449
Sayada-Lamta-Bou Hajar 12.8 22,947 24,889
Téboulba 23.5 31,154 37,485
Zéramdine 252.0 25,947 29,733

Cities and townsEdit

The following cities and towns are located in the Monastir Governorate:

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in French) Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics) Archived 2014-10-29 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Institut National de la Statistique Tunisie (web).

External linksEdit