The Kasserine Governorate (Arabic: ولاية القصرين) is one of the twenty-four governorates (provinces) of Tunisia. Arabic (ar الْعَرَبيّة (informally ar عَرَبيْ) in terms of the number of speakers is the largest living member of the Semitic language Tunisia (تونس Tūnis officially the Tunisian Republic ( is a country located in North Africa. It is situated in west-central Tunisia on the frontier with Algeria. Algeria ( ar [[Arabic]] الجزائر, Al Jaza'ir ælʤæˈzæːʔir Amazigh: ⴷⵥⴰⵢⴻⵔ Dzayer) officially the People's It covers an ara of 8,066 km² and has a population of 412,278 (2004 census). The capital is Kasserine. Kasserine (Al-Qasrayn القصرين is the capital city of the Kasserine Governorate, in west-central Tunisia.