El Jadida Province

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El Jadida Province (in Arabic: الجديدة) is a province of Morocco, located in the region of Casablanca-Settat. The province takes its name from the chief city of El Jadida. Its population in 2006 was 1,128,098.

History[edit]

The El Jadida province was created on 10 July 1967.

Demography[edit]

1994 2004 2006
970, 894 1,103,032 1,128,098

Subdivisions[edit]

The province is divided administratively into the following:[1]

Name Geographic code Type Households Population (2004) Foreign population Moroccan population Notes
Azemmour 181.01.01. Municipality 8080 36722 26 36696
El-Jadida 181.01.03. Municipality 31602 144440 384 144056
Lbir Jdid 181.01.05. Municipality 3091 15267 14 15253
Chtouka 181.03.01. Rural commune 4541 28939 3 28936
Haouzia 181.03.03. Rural commune 5989 34607 14 34593
Laghdira 181.03.05. Rural commune 2630 16879 12 16867
Lamharza Essahel 181.03.07. Rural commune 2766 15938 0 15938
Oulad Rahmoune 181.03.09. Rural commune 3414 20239 0 20239
Sidi Ali Ben Hamdouche 181.03.11. Rural commune 5158 28685 7 28678 3597 residents live in the center, called Sidi Ali Ban Hamdou; 25088 residents live in rural areas.
Moulay Abdallah 181.05.01. Rural commune 8909 45780 28 45752 6482 residents live in the center called Moulay Abdallah, 3889 residents live in the center called Oulad Ghadbane, and 981 residents live in the center called Sidi Bouzid; 34428 residents live in rural areas.
Oulad Aissa 181.05.03. Rural commune 3430 21779 0 21779
Oulad Ghanem 181.05.05. Rural commune 3438 22342 0 22342
Oulad Hcine 181.05.07. Rural commune 4626 27475 0 27475
Sidi Abed 181.05.09. Rural commune 3627 20854 0 20854
Sidi M'Hamed Akhdim 181.05.11. Rural commune 1680 10745 0 10745
Boulaouane 181.09.01. Rural commune 2319 14404 0 14404
Chaibate 181.09.03. Rural commune 1738 9590 1 9589
Mettouh 181.09.05. Rural commune 4228 25587 1 25586
Mogress 181.09.07. Rural commune 2380 15050 0 15050
Oulad Hamdane 181.09.09. Rural commune 2749 15205 0 15205
Oulad Sidi Ali Ben Youssef 181.09.11. Rural commune 1783 10854 1 10853
Oulad Frej 181.09.13. Rural commune 3411 17047 2 17045 10387 residents live in the center, called Oulad Frej; 6660 residents live in rural areas.
Sebt Saiss 181.09.15. Rural commune 1949 11212 0 11212
Si Hsaien Ben Abderrahmane 181.09.17. Rural commune 1155 6507 0 6507
Sidi Smail 181.09.19. Rural commune 4264 24569 2 24567 4244 residents live in the center, called Sidi Smaïl; 20325 residents live in rural areas.
Zaouiat Saiss 181.09.21. Rural commune 1526 9519 0 9519
Zaouiat Lakouacem 181.09.23. Rural commune 2153 12726 4 12722

Tourism[edit]

The area of El Jadida has 150 km of coast and several beaches are tourist destinations, the most famous being Sidi Bouzid.

The most famous beaches are:

  • Deauville (In the centre of El Jadida)
  • Al Haouzia (2 km in north)
  • Sidi Bouzid (3 km in the south)

Sidi Bouzid is a seaside resort, bordering El Jadida. It attracts thousands of holiday makers each year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2004" (PDF). Haut-commissariat au Plan, Lavieeco.com. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 

Sources[edit]

Province of El Jadida on the site of World Gazetter, by Stefan Helders

Coordinates: 33°14′N 8°30′W / 33.233°N 8.500°W / 33.233; -8.500