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Kasserine Governorate
Kasserine Governorate (Arabic: ولاية الڨصرينWilāyat al-Gaṣrīn pronounced [ɡasˤˈriːn]), sometimes spelt Casrein, is one of the twenty-four governorates (provinces) of Tunisia. It is in west-central Tunisia on the frontier with Algeria, wholly north of the true centre line but the area is south or west of the bulk of the population of the country, based on Tunisia's greater northern rainfall. It covers an area of 8.260 km²[1] and has a population of 460.000 (2020).The capital is Kasserine which is at the foot of Jebel ech Chambi, Tunisia's highest mountain, in turn part of the Dorsal Atlas mountains. The mountain and its associated escarpment form its own national park in the province.
Kasserine
ڨصرين
Governorate

Map of Tunisia with Kasserine highlighted

Divisions of Kasserine Governorate
Coordinates: 35°10′N 8°50′E
CountryTunisia
CreatedJune 21, 1956[1]
CapitalKasserine
Government
 • GovernorAdel Mabrouk (2020)
Area
 • Total8.260 km2 (3.189 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 4th of 24
Population (2020)
 • Total460.000
 • RankRanked 11th of 24
 • Density56/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Postal prefix1200
+21677
ISO 3166 codeTN-42
Main sights
In Kasserine Governorate exists two of the most famous Roman sites in Tunisia, which are Sbeitla and Haidra. The Triumphal Arch of the Tetrarchy at the entrance to Sbeitla commemorates the four emperors that governed the empire in the year 300, just before the rule of Constantine I.
Administrative divisions
DelegationPopulation in 2020
El Ayoun19.632
Ezzouhour22.803
Fériana55.137
Foussana43.121
Haïdra10.690
Hassi El Ferid20.920
Jedelienne11.991
Kasserine Nord65.561
Kasserine Sud22.099
Majel Bel Abbès24.234
Sbeïtla79.347
Sbiba40.846
Thala39.159
Sources : National Institute of Statistics
Governors
Below the list of governors of Kasserine since its creation:
  • Mustapha El Khabthani (1956-1957)
  • Hédi Mabrouk (1957-1958)
  • Ahmed Bellalouna (1959-1960)
  • Mehrez Bellamine (1960-1961)
  • Mohamed Besbes (1961-1964)
  • Mohamed Bellamine (1964-1966)
  • Mohamed Triki (1966-1969)
  • Abdessalem Kallel (1969-1970)
  • Taoufik Essid (1970-1973)
  • Hédi Jédidi (1973-1978)
  • Néjib Drissi (1978-1979)
  • Romdhane Rahli (1979-1980)
  • Abderahmen Mokrani (1980-1981)
  • Kantaoui Morjane (1981-1983)
  • Sadok Marzouk (1983-1984)
  • Mohamed Mekki (1984-1986)
  • Abdelkrim Azaïez (1986-1987)
  • Mohamed Ben Saad (1987-1988)
  • Hédi Ayèche (1988-1990)
  • Mabrouk Bahri (1990-1993)
  • Salah Kacem (August–December 1993)
  • Béchir Jamaï (1993-1994)
  • Mohamed Lamine El Abed (1994-1998)
  • Habib Hadded (1998-2000)
  • Slaheddine El Abed (2000-2001)
  • Mahmoud Mehiri (2001-2003)
  • Mohamed Laïd Kidoussi (2003-2005)
  • Hassen Lajri (2005-2010)
  • Mohamed Hafedh Cherif (2010-2011)
  • Slaheddine Amouchi (2 February 2011, fired)
  • Omar Belhaj Slimen (19 February[2]-5 August 2011)
  • Béchir El Bedoui (5 August 2011[3]-27 August 2012)
  • Mohamed Sidhom (27 August 2012[4]-28 February 2014)
  • Atef Boughatas (28 February 2014[5]- )
Sports
Kasserine Governorate's most popular sport clubs are the Union Sportif of Sbeitla and AS Kasserine.
References
  1. ^ a b (in French) "tunisieindustrie.nat.tn". Archived from the original on 2009-02-17.
  2. ^ (in French) « Nomination de 10 nouveaux gouverneurs », Shems FM, 19 February 2011
  3. ^ (in French) « Tunisie : Nouveaux gouverneurs pour Gafsa, Kasserine et Tataouine », Business News, 5 August 2011
  4. ^ (in French) « Mouvement partiel des gouverneurs : 2 mutations et 4 nouvelles nominations », Leaders, 27 August 2012
  5. ^ (in French) « Tunisie - Liste des nouveaux gouverneurs nommés par Mehdi Jomâa », Business News, 28 février 2014

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