Meknès-Tafilalet

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Meknès-Tafilalet
مكناس تافيلالت
Region
Location in Morocco
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 33°53′N 5°33′W / 33.883°N 5.550°W / 33.883; -5.550Coordinates: 33°53′N 5°33′W / 33.883°N 5.550°W / 33.883; -5.550
Country  Morocco
Capital Meknès
Government
 • Wali Mohamed Faouzi
Area
 • Total 79,210 km2 (30,580 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,141,527
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Meknès-Tafilalet (Berber: Meknas-Tafilalt) is one of the sixteen regions of Morocco.[1] It is situated in north-central Morocco, bordering Algeria. It covers an area of 79,210 km² and has a population of 2,141,527 (2004 census).[2] The capital is Meknès.

History[edit]

Considerable prehistory is evidenced within the region, notably the ruined ancient city of Volubilis, which was originally settled by Phoenicians and Romans.[3]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The region is subdivided into the following prefectures and provinces:[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maroc (2007) published by Michelin, 526 pages ISBN 2-06-712185-5, ISBN 978-2-06-712185-0
  2. ^ "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2004". Haut-commissariat au Plan, Lavieeco.com. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  3. ^ C.Michael Hogan, Volubilis, The Megalithic Portal, editor A. Burnham (2007)
  4. ^ Royaume du Maroc (18 June 2009). "Bulletin Officiel № 5744" (in French). p. 1018. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 

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