Kasserine Governorate

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Kasserine

ڨصرين
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
CountryTunisia
CreatedJune 21, 1956[1]
CapitalKasserine
Government
 • GovernorChedli Boualeg (2015)
Area
 • Total8,260 km2 (3,190 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 4th of 24
Population
(2019)
 • Total459,232
 • RankRanked 11th of 24
 • Density56/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
Postal prefix
1200
+21677
ISO 3166 codeTN-42

Kasserine Governorate (Arabic: ولاية الڨصرينWilāyat al-Gaṣrīn pronounced [ɡasˤˈriːn]), 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[1] and has a population of 459,232 (2019 census).[2] 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.

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.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Delegation Population in 2016
El Ayoun 19,461
Ezzouhour 22,311
Fériana 53,118
Foussana 41,753
Haïdra 10,070
Hassi El Ferid 20,123
Jedelienne 12,183
Kasserine Nord 67,378
Kasserine Sud 21,904
Majel Bel Abbès 23,783
Sbeïtla 77,035
Sbiba 41,251
Thala 37,964
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[7]- )

Sports[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in French) "tunisieindustrie.nat.tn". Archived from the original on 2009-02-17.
  2. ^ (in French) Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics) Archived 2014-10-29 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ (in French) Recensement de 2016 (Institut national de la statistique)
  4. ^ (in French) « Nomination de 10 nouveaux gouverneurs », Shems FM, 19 February 2011
  5. ^ (in French) « Tunisie : Nouveaux gouverneurs pour Gafsa, Kasserine et Tataouine », Business News, 5 August 2011
  6. ^ (in French) « Mouvement partiel des gouverneurs : 2 mutations et 4 nouvelles nominations », Leaders, 27 August 2012
  7. ^ (in French) « Tunisie - Liste des nouveaux gouverneurs nommés par Mehdi Jomâa », Business News, 28 février 2014