Boujad

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Boujad
بجعد
ⴱⵊⴰⵄⴷ

Bejaad
Boujad is located in Morocco
Boujad
Boujad
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 32°46′N 6°24′W / 32.767°N 6.400°W / 32.767; -6.400
Country  Morocco
Region Béni Mellal-Khénifra
Province Khouribga
Population (2008)
 • Total 50,000
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Boujad (Moroccan Arabic: بجعد, Amazigh: ⴱⵊⴰⵄⴷ) is a small city in Khouribga Province, Béni Mellal-Khénifra, Morocco.

History[edit]

In 12th century, Banu Hilal, an Arab tribe living between Nile and Red Sea, settled in Tunisia, Tripolitania (western Libya), Constantinois (eastern Algeria) and Tamesna (western Morocco).

Notable people[edit]

Famous people originated from Boujad include Moroccan politicians Lahcen Haddad, Habib El Malki and Taieb Cherkaoui, and Israeli diplomat Yehuda Lancry and politician Amir Peretz.

Coordinates: 32°46′N 6°24′W / 32.767°N 6.400°W / 32.767; -6.400