Bni Chiker

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bni Chiker
بني شيكر
Ayt Ciker / ⴰⵢⵜ ⵛⵉⴽⴻⵔ
Country  Morocco
Region Oriental
Province Nador Province
Population (2004)
 • Total 4,188
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Bni Chiker or Aït Chichar (Arabic: بني شيكر‎‎, local Berber name: Ayt Ciker, ⴰⵢⵜ ⵛⵉⴽⴻⵔ) is a town in Nador Province, Oriental, Morocco. At the time of the 2004 census it had a population of 4,188.[1]

A large proportion of the population is Berber.

It is the birthplace of the writer Mohammed Chukri (1935-2003) and of Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, who on 16 May 2012 was appointed Minister of Women's Rights and Government spokesperson in the Ayrault government in France.


Coordinates: 35°16′25″N 3°00′54″W / 35.273529°N 3.015069°W / 35.273529; -3.015069