Jerada

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Jerada
Jrada / ⵊⵔⴰⴷⴰ
جرادة
Jerada Jrada / ⵊⵔⴰⴷⴰ جرادة is located in Morocco
Jerada Jrada / ⵊⵔⴰⴷⴰ جرادة
Jerada
Jrada / ⵊⵔⴰⴷⴰ
جرادة
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 34°18′42″N 2°9′49″W / 34.31167°N 2.16361°W / 34.31167; -2.16361Coordinates: 34°18′42″N 2°9′49″W / 34.31167°N 2.16361°W / 34.31167; -2.16361
Country Morocco
RegionOriental
ProvinceJerada Province
Elevation
879 ft (268 m)
Population
 (September 2014)[1]
 • Total43,506
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)

Jerada (Berber: Jrada, ⵊⵔⴰⴷⴰ, Arabic: جْرادة) is a city in the Oriental region of northeastern Morocco. It is located close to the border with Algeria.

Jerada is the capital city of Jerada Province. According to the 2014 census the municipality had a population of 43,506 people living in 8,953 households.[1]


History[edit]

Jerada has been the location of various instances of civil unrest in Morocco. It was one of the sites of the 1948 Anti-Jewish Riots in Oujda and Jerada in which thirty-nine Jewish people were killed, thirty severely injured and others sustained minor injuries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "POPULATION LÉGALE DES RÉGIONS, PROVINCES, PRÉFECTURES, MUNICIPALITÉS, ARRONDISSEMENTS ET COMMUNES DU ROYAUME D'APRÈS LES RÉSULTATS DU RGPH 2014" (in Arabic and French). High Commission for Planning, Morocco. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2016.