: ولاية الڨصرين
), 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
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.
In Kasserine Governorate exists two of the most famous Roman sites in Tunisia, which are Sbeitla
. 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.