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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||49/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01)|
|ISO 3166 code||TN-33|
Kef Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية الكاف Wilāyat el-Kāf pronounced [lkæːf]) is one of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. It comprises chiefly part of the dorsal Atlas Mountains and their foothills in north-western Tunisia, bordering Algeria. It covers an area of 4,965 km² and has a population of 243,156 (2014 census). The capital is El Kef.
Twelve municipalities are in Kef Governorate:
|2314||Sakiet Sidi Youssef||6,335|
|2317||Kalaat es Senam||8,145|
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, hosting over 6,000 registered Algerian voters, the second largest such 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.
- (in French) Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics) Archived 2014-10-29 at the Wayback Machine.
- Recensement Général de la Population et de l'Habitat 2014 – Population, logements et ménages par commune et arrondissement [Census 2014 results – population, accommodation and households per municipality and delegation] (Report) (in French). National Institute of Statistics. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
- Arfaoui, Jamel (April 6, 2009). "Les Algériens de Tunisie se préparent à voter" (in French). Maghrebia. Retrieved April 18, 2012.
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