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Ben Arous Governorate
See also: Sidi Ben Arous
Ben Arous Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية بن عروس‎‎ Wilāyat Bin ‘Arūs pronounced [bɪn.ʕæˈruːs]) is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. It is in the north-east of Tunisia and adjoins smaller Tunis Governorate. It covers an area of 761 km²[1] and had a population of 712,172 as at the 2019 census.[2][3] The capital is Ben Arous.
Ben Arous
بن عروس
Governorate

Map of Tunisia with Ben Arous highlighted
Coordinates: 36°44′50″N 10°20′0″E
CountryTunisia
CreatedDecember 3, 1983[1]
CapitalBen Arous
Area
 • Total761 km2 (294 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 22nd of 24
Population (2019)
 • Total712,172
 • RankRanked 6th of 24
 • Density940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Postal prefixxx
ISO 3166 codeTN-13
Geography
The governorate is centred 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the capital and surrounded by the governorates of Tunis, Zaghouan, Manouba, and Nabeul. It has a short coastline, along the Gulf of Tunis to the northeast including the country's main commercial port, Radès.[1]
The average temperature is between 6.8 °C and 17.9 °C, and annual rainfall is 275–515 millimeters.[1]
Economy
Agriculture
Resources and production[1]
Land use
Agricultural land370 km² (47% of total land)
Woodland160 km²
Transportation40 km²
Uncultivated201 km²
Livestock
Cattle5 200
Sheep28 000
Goats4 000
Main produce (in metric tons per year)
Peaches27 000
Apples and pairs21 500
Grapes41 500
Durum wheat, soft wheat and other types2 420
Red meat1 700
White meat18 300
Milk13 500
Eggs167 million (total)
Abattoirs4 (registered under Directive Plan of 2010)
Hydrological resources
River weirs/dams1 (Oued El Hma)
Upland lakes24
Upland weirs/dams3
Main produce for export
Flowersc. 12 million per year
Clams and shellfish landed61 tonnes
Administrative divisions
Administrative divisions Ben Arous
Administratively, the governorate is divided into twelve delegations (mutamadiyat), eleven municipalities, six rural councils, and 75 sectors (imadas).[1] The delegations and their populations from the 2004 and 2014 censuses,[2] are listed below:
DelegationPopulation in 2004Population in 2014
Ben Arous32,32931,128
Bou Mhel El Bassatine27,97740,101
El Mourouj81,986104,538
Ezzahra31,79234,962
Fouchana56,62874,868
Hammam Chôtt24,84731,858
Hammam Lif38,40142,518
La Nouvelle Medina42,60357,194
Megrine24,03126,720
Mohamedia46,61366,439
Mornag53,70961,518
Radès44,85759,998
Eleven municipalities are in Ben Arous Governorate:
CodeMunicipalityPopulation
(2014)[4]
1311Ben Arous88,322
1312El Mourouj104,586
1313Hammam Lif42,518
1314Hammam Chott31,810
1315Bou Mhel el-Bassatine40,101
1316Ezzahra34,962
1317Radès59,794
1318Mégrine26,924
1319Mohamedia-Fouchana106,167
1320Mornag30,058
1321Khalidia8,470

References
  1. ^ a b c d e f (in French) "tunisieindustrie.nat.tn".
  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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