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 (2014)
 • Total 243,156
 • Rank Ranked 19th of 24
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01 (CET)
Postal prefix xx
ISO 3166 code TN-33

Kef Governorate (Tunisian Arabic: ولاية الكافWilāyat 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).[1] The capital is El Kef.

Administrative divisions

Twelve municipalities are in Kef Governorate:

| 2311 || El Kef || align=right | 54,690 |- | 2312 || Nebeur || align=right | 3,299 |- | 2313 || Touiref || align=right | 2,178 |- | 2314 || Sakiet Sidi Youssef || align=right | 6,335 |- | 2315 || Tajerouine || align=right | 17,530 |- | 2316 || Menzel Salem || align=right | 1,824 |- | 2317 || Kalaat es Senam || align=right | 8,145 |- | 2318 || Kalâat Khasba || align=right | 2,558 |- | 2319 || Jérissa || align=right | 9,807 |- | 2320 || El Ksour || align=right | 5,852 |- | 2321 || Dahmani || align=right | 12,964 |- | 2322 || Sers || align=right | 12,108

Demographics

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.[2] 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

  1. ^ (in French) Census 2014 (National Institute of Statistics) Archived 2014-10-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Arfaoui, Jamel (April 6, 2009). "Les Algériens de Tunisie se préparent à voter" (in French). Maghrebia. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 


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