Boulaouane

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Boulaouane
Rural commune and town
The Kasbah
The Kasbah
Coordinates: 32°51′38″N 8°03′11″W / 32.86066°N 8.05303°W / 32.86066; -8.05303Coordinates: 32°51′38″N 8°03′11″W / 32.86066°N 8.05303°W / 32.86066; -8.05303
Country  Morocco
Region Doukkala-Abda
Province El Jadida Province
Population (2004)
 • Total 14,404
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Boulaouane is a small town and rural commune in El Jadida Province of the Doukkala-Abda region of Morocco. The town is near the Oum Er-Rbia River and the fortress (Boulanouane Kasbah) overlooks that river.[1] At the time of the 2004 census, the commune had a total population of 14404 people living in 2319 households.[2]

History[edit]

The fortess or Kasbah that overlooks an important bend in the river was built by Moulay Ismail in 1710. The ten metre high towers command a view of the surrounding area.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Boulaouane Kasbah - Fortress Overlooking the Wadi Oum er-Rbia River, Morocco.com, accessed January 2013
  2. ^ "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2004" (PDF). Haut-commissariat au Plan, Lavieeco.com. Retrieved 5 January 2013.