Doukkala-Abda

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Doukkala-Abda
دكالة عبدة
Region
Official seal of Doukkala-Abda
Seal
Location in Morocco
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 32°17′N 9°14′W / 32.283°N 9.233°W / 32.283; -9.233Coordinates: 32°17′N 9°14′W / 32.283°N 9.233°W / 32.283; -9.233
Country  Morocco
Capital Safi
Government
 • Wali Abdellah Bendhaiba
Area
 • Total 13,285 km2 (5,129 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 1,984,039
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Doukkala-Abda (Arabic: دكالة عبدة‎ (Ǧihâtu Dukkālâ - ʿAbdâ)) is one of the sixteen regions of Morocco. It is situated in west-central Morocco. It covers an area of 13,285 km² and has a population of 1,984,039 (2004 census).[1] The capital is Safi.

The region is made up into the following 4 provinces :

The provinces of Sidi Bennour and Youssoufia were both created in 2009: Sidi Bennour by dismemberment of El Jadida, and Youssoufia by splitting Safi.
The provinces of El Jadida and Sidi Bennour correspond to the historic region of Doukkala.
The provinces of Safi and Youssoufia correspond approximately to the historic region of Abda.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2004". Haut-commissariat au Plan, Lavieeco.com. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
Tribal composition of the Doukkala-Abda region