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Map of Tunisia with Kef highlighted
|Created||June 21, 1956|
|• Total||4,965 km2 (1,917 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 10th of 24|
|• Rank||Ranked 19th of 24|
|• Density||52/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01)|
|ISO 3166 code||TN-33|
Kef Governorate (Arabic: ولاية الكاف Wilāyat 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:
- El Ksour
- Kalaat Senan (Kalaat es Senam)
- Kalâat Khasba
- El Kef (capital)
- Menzel Salem
- Sakiet Sidi Youssef
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. 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.
- Arfaoui, Jamel (April 6, 2009). "Les Algériens de Tunisie se préparent à voter" (in French). Maghrebia. Retrieved April 18, 2012.
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