Kasserine Governorate

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Kasserine
ڨصرين
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[1]
Capital Kasserine
Government
 • Governor Chedli Boualeg (2015)
Area
 • Total 8,260 km2 (3,190 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 4th of 24
Population (2014)
 • Total 439,243
 • Rank Ranked 11th of 24
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal prefix 1200
+216 77
ISO 3166 code TN-42

Kasserine Governorate (Tunisian 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 439,243 (2014 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

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

Delegation Population in 2004
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]

Ten municipalities are in Wilāyat al-Gaṣrīn:

Code Municipality Population
(2014)[4]
4211 Kasserine 83,534
4212 Sbeitla 24,597
4213 Sbiba 6,504
4214 Jedelienne 4,352
4215 Thala 18,230
4216 Haïdra 3,451
4217 Foussana 7,703
4218 Fériana 29,572
4219 Thélepte 6,932
4220 Magel Bel Abbès 6,471


Governors

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[5]-5 August 2011)
  • Béchir El Bedoui (5 August 2011[6]-27 August 2012)
  • Mohamed Sidhom (27 August 2012[7]-28 February 2014)
  • Atef Boughatas (28 February 2014[8]- )

Sports

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

References

  1. ^ a b (in French) "tunisieindustrie.nat.tn". 
  2. ^ (in French) Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics)
  3. ^ (in French) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique)
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ (in French) « Nomination de 10 nouveaux gouverneurs », Shems FM, 19 February 2011
  6. ^ (in French) « Tunisie : Nouveaux gouverneurs pour Gafsa, Kasserine et Tataouine », Business News, 5 August 2011
  7. ^ (in French) « Mouvement partiel des gouverneurs : 2 mutations et 4 nouvelles nominations », Leaders, 27 August 2012
  8. ^ (in French) « Tunisie - Liste des nouveaux gouverneurs nommés par Mehdi Jomâa », Business News, 28 février 2014


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