Youssoufia, Morocco

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smara
safi
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Town
Official seal of smara
Seal
Country  Morocco
Region Doukkala-Abda
Province Youssoufia Province
Population (2004)
 • Total 64,518
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Youssoufia is a town in Youssoufia Province, Doukkala-Abda, Morocco. According to the 2004 census it has a population of 64,518. and it is known for its high production of phosphate, an inorganic chemical salt of phosphoric acid. [1]

The city was founded in 1931 by the French when they began to exploit the phosphate mine of the Gantour basin. It was then named after a French schoolteacher Louis Gentil.

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Gazetteer

Coordinates: 32°15′N 8°32′W / 32.250°N 8.533°W / 32.250; -8.533