Street in the center of Ariana
Location in Tunisia
|Coordinates: 36°51′45″N 10°11′44″E / 36.86250°N 10.19556°ECoordinates: 36°51′45″N 10°11′44″E / 36.86250°N 10.19556°E|
|• Total||209 sq mi (542 km2)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC1)|
Aryanah (Tunisian Arabic: أريانة Ariana) is a coastal city in north-eastern Tunisia, part the agglomeration of Tunis, also called "Grand Tunis". It is located at the north of Tunis city center, around 36°51′45″N 10°11′44″E / 36.86250°N 10.19556°E. It is the capital of Ariana Governorate and the country's eighth largest city.
The city's origins date back to Ziriti. Under the Hafsid sultan Muhammad I al-Mustansir Ariana became the residence of the Sephardic Jewish aristocracy and Muslim Andalusian, who sought refuge in Tunisia in the thirteenth century.