Chaouia-Ouardigha

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Chaouia-Ouardigha
الشاوية ورديغة
Region
Location in Morocco (1997–2015)
Location in Morocco (1997–2015)
Coordinates: 33°0′N 7°37′W / 33.000°N 7.617°W / 33.000; -7.617Coordinates: 33°0′N 7°37′W / 33.000°N 7.617°W / 33.000; -7.617
Country  Morocco
Created 1997
Abolished September 2015
Capital Settat
Area
 • Total 7,010 km2 (2,710 sq mi)
Population (2014 census)
 • Total 1,893,950
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Chaouia-Ouardigha (Arabic: الشاوية ورديغة‎‎) was formerly one of the sixteen regions of Morocco from 1997 to 2015. It was situated in north-central Morocco in the historical region of Chaouia. It covered an area of 7,010 km² and had a population of 1,893,950 (2014 census).[1] The capital was Settat.

The last Wali (governor) of the region was Mohamed Moufakkir.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The region was made up of the following provinces:

Moroccan regions were reorganized in September 2015: Khouribga Province joined Béni Mellal-Khénifra, while the other three provinces were incorporated into Casablanca-Settat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2004" (PDF). Haut-commissariat au Plan, Lavieeco.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Biographie de M. Mohamed Moufakkir, Wali de la région Chaouia-Ouardigha, gouverneur de la province de Settat". menara.ma. September 30, 2014.