Kef Governorate

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Kef
ولاية الكاف
Governorate
Map of Tunisia with Kef highlighted
Map of Tunisia with Kef highlighted
Coordinates: 36°10′56″N 8°42′53″E / 36.18222°N 8.71472°E / 36.18222; 8.71472Coordinates: 36°10′56″N 8°42′53″E / 36.18222°N 8.71472°E / 36.18222; 8.71472
Country Tunisia
Created June 21, 1956
Capital El Kef
Area
 • Total 4,965 km2 (1,917 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 10th of 24
Population (2007)
 • Total 257,300
 • Rank Ranked 19th of 24
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal prefix xx
ISO 3166 code TN-33

Kef Governorate (Arabic: ولاية الكافWilāyat al-Kāf pronounced [lkæːf]) is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. It is situated in north-western Tunisia, bordering Algeria. It covers an area of 4,965 km² and has a population of 259,000 (2004 census). The capital is El Kef.

The following cities and towns are located in the Kef Governorate:

Demographics[edit]

Due to its close proximity to the Algerian border and its historical role in the Algerian War of Independence, Kef has a significant Algerian population. Over 6,000 registered Algerian voters reside in Kef, making it the second biggest Algerian community in Tunisia after Tunis.[1] Its capital city, El Kef, was the command centre of the Front de Libération Nationale during the Algerian War of Independence against the French in the 1950s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arfaoui, Jamel (April 6, 2009). "Les Algériens de Tunisie se préparent à voter" (in French). Maghrebia. Retrieved April 18, 2012.