Kasserine Governorate

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Kasserine
القصرين
Governorate
Map of Tunisia with Kasserine highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Kasserine highlighted
Coordinates: 35°10′N 8°50′E / 35.167°N 8.833°E / 35.167; 8.833Coordinates: 35°10′N 8°50′E / 35.167°N 8.833°E / 35.167; 8.833
Country Tunisia
Created June 21, 1956
Capital Kasserine
Government
 • Governor Atef Boughatas (2014)[1]
Area
 • Total 8,066 km2 (3,114 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 5th of 24
Population (2007)
 • Total 422,900
 • Rank Ranked 11th of 24
 • Density 52/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal prefix 1200
Calling code 77
ISO 3166 code TN-42

Kasserine Governorate (Arabic: ولاية القصرينWilāyat al-Qaṣrayn pronounced [ɡasˤˈriːn]), sometimes spelt Casrein, is one of the twenty-four governorates (provinces) of Tunisia. It is situated in west-central Tunisia on the frontier with Algeria. It covers an area of 8,066 km² and has a population of 412,278 (2004 census).[2] The capital is Kasserine.

Main sights[edit]

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.

Population[edit]

Delegation Population in 2004
(habitants)
El Ayoun 18,634
Ezzouhour 20,277
Fériana 45,787
Foussana 41,240
Haïdra 8,716
Hassi El Ferid 16,890
Jedelienne 13,205
Kasserine Nord 58,343
Kasserine Sud 21,139
Majel Bel Abbès 21,909
Sbeïtla 69,539
Sbiba 42,091
Thala 34,508
Sources : National Institute of Statistics[3]

Governors[edit]

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[4]-5 August 2011)
  • Béchir El Bedoui (5 August 2011[5]-27 August 2012)
  • Mohamed Sidhom (27 August 2012[6]-28 February 2014)
  • Atef Boughatas (28 February 2014[1]- )

Sports[edit]

Kasserine Governorate's most popular sport clubs are the Union Sportif of Sbeitla and AS Kasserine.

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