Doukkala-Abda

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This article is about the administrative region. For the natural region, see Doukkala.
Doukkala-Abda
دكالة عبدة
Region
Location in Morocco
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 32°17′N 9°14′W / 32.283°N 9.233°W / 32.283; -9.233Coordinates: 32°17′N 9°14′W / 32.283°N 9.233°W / 32.283; -9.233
Country  Morocco
Capital Safi
Area
 • Total 13,285 km2 (5,129 sq mi)
Population (2014 census)
 • Total 2,183,090
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Doukkala-Abda (Arabic: دكالة عبدة‎‎ (Ǧihâtu Dukkālâ - ʿAbdâ)) was formerly one of the sixteen regions of Morocco from 1997 to 2015. It is situated in west-central Morocco. It covered an area of 13,285 km² and had a population of 2,173,090 (2014 census).[1] The capital is Safi.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The region is made up into the following 4 provinces :

Notes

1 - The provinces of Sidi Bennour and Youssoufia were both created in 2009: Sidi Bennour by splitting El Jadida, and Youssoufia by splitting Safi.
2 - The provinces of El Jadida and Sidi Bennour correspond to the historic region of Doukkala; now part of the Casablanca-Settat Region as of September 2015.
3 - The provinces of Safi and Youssoufia correspond approximately to the historic region of Abda; now part of the Marrakesh-Safi Region as of September 2015.

Features of the region[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2004" (PDF). Haut-commissariat au Plan, Lavieeco.com. Retrieved 22 April 2012.