Fès-Meknès

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Fès-Meknès
فاس مكناس
Fas-Meknas / ⴼⴰⵙ-ⵎⴻⴾⵏⴰⵙ
Region
Location in Morocco
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 34°02′N 5°0′W / 34.033°N 5.000°W / 34.033; -5.000Coordinates: 34°02′N 5°0′W / 34.033°N 5.000°W / 34.033; -5.000
Country  Morocco
Chef-lieu Fès
Government
 • President Mohand Laenser
 • Wali Said Zniber
Population (2014 census)[1]
 • Total 4,236,892
Time zone UTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+1 (WEST)

Fès-Meknès (Arabic: فاس-مكناس‎, Berber languages: Fas-Meknas, ⴼⴰⵙ-ⵎⴻⴾⵏⴰⵙ) is one of the twelve Regions of Morocco. It has a population of 4,236,892 (2014 census).[1] Its capital is Fès[2] and its current president is Mohand Laenser and its current Wali is Said Zniber.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Fès-Meknes was formed in September 2015 by merging Fès-Boulemane with the prefecture of Meknès and the provinces of El Hajeb and Ifrane (in Meknès-Tafilalet region) and the provinces of Taounate and Taza (in Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate region).[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The region of Fès-Meknes contains 7 provinces and 2 prefectures:[2][3]

Province
or Prefecture
administrative
type
geographical
code
ISO code HASC Code[4] surface[5]
Km²
number of municipalities
or arrondissement
number of rural communes Population
2014
gov. party
sept 2015
Fès Prefecture Prefecture 03.231. MA-FES MA.FM.FS 311,5 6 3 1.150.131 PJD
Meknès Prefecture Prefecture 03.061. MA-MEK MA.FM.ME 1.787 6 15 835.695 PJD
El Hajeb Province Province 03.171. MA-HAJ MA.FM.EH 2.135 4 12 247.016 PI
Ifrane Province Province 03.271. MA-IFR MA.FM.IF 3.777 2 8 155.221 MP
Sefrou Province Province 03.451. MA-SEF MA.FM.SE 3.462 5 18 286.489 MP
Moulay Yacoub Province Province 03.591. MA-MOU MA.FM.ZM 1.480 1 10 174.079 PAM
Boulemane Province Province 03.131. MA-BOM MA.FM.BO 14.234 4 17 197.596 MP
Taza Province Province 03.561. MA-TAZ MA.FM.TZ 6.097 4 34 528.419 PAM Canceled[6]
Taounate Province Province 03.531. MA-TAO MA.FM.TN 5.598 5 44 662.246 RNI

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population légale d'après les résultats du RGPH 2014 sur le Bulletin officiel N° 6354" (pdf). Haut-Commissariat au Plan (in Arabic). Retrieved 2015-07-11. 
  2. ^ a b c "Décret fixant le nom des régions" (PDF). Portail National des Collectivités Territoriales (in French). 20 February 2015. Archived from the original (pdf) on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  3. ^ pncl.gov.ma Official Journal of the Kingdom of Morocco in March 2015 Archived 2015-05-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ HASC code for moroccan subdivisions
  5. ^ www.citypopulation.de
  6. ^ Administrative Court Fez lose the "PAM" the presidency of the Regional Council of Taza (in Arabic)