الدار البيضاء الكبرى
Tamnaḍt Tameqqṛant n Anfa
Location in Morocco
|• Total||1,117 km2 (431 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
Grand Casablanca or Greater Casablanca (Arabic: الدار البيضاء الكبرى; Amazigh: Tamnaḍt Tameqqṛant n Anfa) was one of the sixteen former regions of Morocco that existed from 1997 to 2015. Located in coastal northwestern Morocco, it was the most densely populated region and covered an area of 1,117 km². The population at the 2014 census was 4,270,750. The region was the economic heart of the Moroccan economy with Casablanca, the region's capital, being the effective economic capital of Morocco. In 2015, the region annexed El Jadida and Sidi Bennour Provinces from the region of Doukkala-Abda and the provinces of Benslimane, Berrechid and Settat from the region of Chaouia-Ouardigha to form the new region of Casablanca-Settat.
The region was bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and by the region of Chaouia-Ouardigha on the other three sides.
The Wilaya of Greater Casablanca consisted of two prefectures and two provinces:
- "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.
- "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.
- http://www.casablanca.ma/index/portal/media-type/html/user/anon/page/accueil.psml;jsessionid=5B65BF590C70FA6DC08C3B5B6DD0ADE9?noteid=2325 Archived 2011-07-23 at the Wayback Machine
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