Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz

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Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz
مراكش تانسيفت الحوز
Region
Official seal of Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz
Seal
Location in Morocco
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 31°37′N 8°0′W / 31.617°N 8.000°W / 31.617; -8.000Coordinates: 31°37′N 8°0′W / 31.617°N 8.000°W / 31.617; -8.000
Country  Morocco
Capital Marrakesh
Government
 • Wali Mohamed Mhidia
Area
 • Total 31,160 km2 (12,030 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 3,102,652
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz (Arabic: مراكش تانسيفت الحوز‎) is one of the sixteen regions of Morocco.[1] It is situated in central Morocco. It covers an area of 31,160 km² and has a population of 3,102,652 (2004 census).[2] The capital is Marrakesh.

The region is made up into the following provinces and prefectures :

Other populated places:

History[edit]

This region contains some of the richest ancient history in North Africa. Notably the Phoenician settlement of Mogador, originally excavated by André Jodin is along the coast at modern day Essaouira.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jean-François Troin and Mohamed Berriane, 2002
  2. ^ "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2004". Haut-commissariat au Plan, Lavieeco.com. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  3. ^ C.M. Hogan, 2007

Bibliography[edit]

  • C.Michael Hogan, Mogador: promontory fort, The Megalithic Portal, ed. Andy Burnham, Nov. 2, 2007 [1]
  • Jean-François Troin and Mohamed Berriane (2002) Maroc: régions, pays, territoires, Published by Maisonneuve & Larose, 502 pages ISBN 2-7068-1630-9, ISBN 978-2-7068-1630-7