Kasserine

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Coordinates: 35°10′N 8°50′E / 35.167°N 8.833°E / 35.167; 8.833

Kasserine
Al Qasrayn
القصرين
Kasserine is located in Tunisia
Kasserine
Kasserine
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 35°10′N 8°50′E / 35.167°N 8.833°E / 35.167; 8.833
Country Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia
Governorate Kasserine Governorate
Government
 • Governor Atef Boughatas
 • Mayor Maher Bouazzi
Population (2004)
 • Total 76,243
 • Ethnicities Arab
 • Religions Islam
Time zone CET (UTC1)
Postal code 1253[1]

Kasserine (Arabic: القصرين Al Qaṣrain‎) is the capital city of the Kasserine Governorate, in west-central Tunisia. It is situated below Jebel ech Chambi, Tunisia's highest mountain.[2] Its population is 76,243 (2004).[3]

History[edit]

In classical antiquity it was a Roman colony known as Colonia Cillilana or plain Cillium.

Geography[edit]

Kasserine is located in western central Tunisia. By road it is 200 kilometres west of Sfax, 246 kilometres (180 mi) south-west of Tunis, 166 kilometres (141 mi) south-west of Sousse. Kasserine is divided into severals districts:

  • El Arich
  • Ennour District
  • Essalem District
  • Ezzouhour District
  • El Bassatine District
  • El Fath District
  • El Karma District
  • El Khadhra District
  • El Manar District
  • Olympic District
  • Zouhour District


Sports[edit]

Haggui in action for Bayer Leverkusen in 2007.

Kasserine's most popular sport club is the AS Kasserine.

Notable people[edit]

  • Karim Haggui (born in January 20, 1984) is a football defender. He currently plays for Hannover 96.[6]

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