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Towns & cities of Morocco

Capital (2003 est.): Rabat, 1,636,600.


Largest cities: Casablanca, 3,397,000; Fez, 941,800; Marrakech, 755,200.

Regions

As part of a 1997 decentralization/regionalization law passed by the legislature 16 new regions (provided below) were created. It is the current highest administrative division of Morocco. Each region is subdivided into 61 second-order administrative divisions, which are prefectures and provinces.

The regions are administered by Walis (governors) appointed by the King. The Wali is also governor of the province (or prefecture) where he resides.

The divisions are:

  • Grand Casablanca,
  • Chaouia-Ouardigha,
  • Doukkala-Abda,
  • Fes-Boulemane,
  • Gharb-Chrarda-Beni Hssen,
  • Guelmim-Es Smara,
  • Laayoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra,
  • Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz,
  • Meknes-Tafilalet,
  • Oriental,
  • Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer,
  • Souss-Massa-Draa,
  • Tadla-Azilal,
  • Tanger-Tetouan,
  • Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate.

Prefectures & Provinces

In Morocco, the second-level administrative subdivisions are prefectures and provinces. They are subdivisions of the Regions of Morocco. Each prefecture and province are subdivided into districts (cercles, sing. cercle), municipalities (communes, sing. commune) or urban municipalities (communes urbaines, sing. commune urbaine), and arrondissements in some metropolitan areas. The districts are subdivided into rural municipalities (communes rurales, sing. commune rural).

Cities

  • Agadir,
  • Asilah,
  • Azrou,
  • Azilal,
  • Azemour,
  • Beni Mellal,
  • Berkane,
  • Ben Taib,
  • Casablanca,
  • Chefchaouen,
  • Dar Ould Zidouh,
  • El Jadida,
  • Er Rachidia,
  • Essaouira,
  • Figuig, Fès,
  • Guelmim,
  • Al-Hoceima,
  • Ifrane,
  • Imouzer,
  • Imzouren,
  • Inzegen,
  • Kenitra,
  • Khemisset,
  • Khenifra,
  • Khouribga,
  • Ksar-el-Kebir,
  • Larache,
  • Marrakech,
  • Meknès,
  • Mohammedia,
  • Nador,
  • Ouarzazate,
  • Ouezzane,
  • Oujda,
  • Rabat,
  • Safi,
  • Salé,
  • Sefrou,
  • Settat,
  • Tangier,
  • Tan-Tan,
  • Tarfaya (Cabo Juby),
  • Taroudant,
  • Taza,
  • Tétouan,
  • Tiznit, Zagora.
  • Ports & Harbors

Agadir, El Jadida, Casablanca, El Jorf Lasfar, Kenitra, Mohammedia, Nador, Rabat, Safi, Tangier; also Spanish-controlled Ceuta and Melilla.

Airports: 60

Last Updated on Monday 4th August 2008