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Béja Governorate (Arabic: ولاية باجة‎‎ Wilāyat Bājahpronounced [ˈbæːʒæ]) is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. It is in northern Tunisia and has a brief coastline relative to its size. It covers an area of 3,740 km²[1] and had a population of 303,032 as at the 2014 census.[2][3] The capital is Béja and it spans the moderately high Tell Atlas hills and part of the plain between the Tell Atlas and the Dorsal Atlas further south.
Béja
باجة
Governorate

Map of Tunisia with Béja highlighted

Subdivisions of Béja Governorate
Coordinates: 36°44′N 9°11′E
CountryTunisia
CreatedJune 21, 1956[1]
CapitalBéja
Area
 • Total3,740 km2 (1,440 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 14th of 24
Population (2014)
 • Total303,032
 • RankRanked 18th of 24
 • Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Postal prefixxx
ISO 3166 codeTN-31
Geography
The governorate is 105 kilometres (65 mi) from the capital and surrounded by the governorates of Bizerte, Zaghouan, Manouba, Siliana, and Jendouba.
The average temperature is 18 °C and annual rainfall is 350-1000 millimeters.[1]
Administrative divisions
Administratively, the governorate is divided into nine delegations (mutamadiyat), eight municipalities, eight rural councils, and 101 sectors (imadas).[1] The delegations and their populations from the 2004 and 2014 censuses,[2] are listed below:
DelegationPopulation in 2004Population in 2014
Amdoun22,48421,187
Béja Nord67,47171,198
Béja Sud38,39638,101
Goubellat16,38315,762
Medjez El Bab38,96441,749
Nefza53,19548,101
Teboursouk24,32722,115
Testour32,77233,613
Tibar10,50911,206
The following eight municipalities are located in Béja Governorate:
CodeMunicipalityPopulation
(2014)[4]
2111Béja62,303
2112El Maâgoula7,809
2113Zahret Medien5,204
2114Nefza7,302
2115Téboursouk11,865
2116Testour13,331
2117Goubellat4,128
2118Majaz al Bab21,653

References
  1. ^ a b c d (in French) "tunisieindustrie.nat.tn". Archived from the original on 2009-02-17.
  2. ^ a b "2014 Tunisian census data". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18.
  3. ^ (in French) Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics) Archived 2014-10-29 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ 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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