List of cities in Morocco

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The basic unit of local government in Morocco is the commune.[1] At the time of the 2014 population census, Morocco was divided into 1538 communes, 256 of which were classified as urban[2] and also called municipalities.[3] The remaining 1282 communes were classified as rural.[2] Urban centres were defined by the High Commission for Planning for some rural communes.[4]

The following list includes all Moroccan municipalities with 50,000 or more inhabitants according to the 2014 census,[a] as well as one urban centre of a rural commune whose population also exceeds 50,000 inhabitants. In its 2014 census report, the High Commission for Planning also published a list of the legal populations of seven major Moroccan cities, some of which comprise more than one administrative unit.[5] Those legal population figures are incorporated into the list, and the city definitions they are based upon are provided in the notes.

List of cities with 50,000 or more inhabitants[edit]

Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco and in Maghreb
Royal Palace in Fes, the second largest city in Morocco and one of the country's "Imperial Cities"
Tangier's bay
The 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakesh
Salé, the fifth largest city in the country
Bab Mansour and El Hedime Place in Meknes
Rabat, Morocco's capital
Agadir's bay
Rank City Population
(2014 census)[5][6]
Region
1 Casablanca[b] 3,359,818 Casablanca-Settat
2 Fez[c] 1,112,072 Fès-Meknès
3 Tangier[d] 947,952 Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
4 Marrakesh[e] 928,850 Marrakesh-Safi
5 Salé[f] 890,403 Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
6 Meknes[g] 632,079 Fès-Meknès
7 Rabat[h] 577,827 Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
8 Oujda 494,252 Oriental
9 Kenitra 431,282 Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
10 Agadir 421,844 Souss-Massa
11 Tetouan 380,787 Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
12 Temara 313,510 Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
13 Safi 308,508 Marrakesh-Safi
14 Mohammedia 208,612 Casablanca-Settat
15 Khouribga 196,196 Béni Mellal-Khénifra
16 El Jadida 194,934 Casablanca-Settat
17 Beni Mellal 192,676 Béni Mellal-Khénifra
18 Aït Melloul 171,847 Souss-Massa
19 Nador 161,726 Oriental
20 Dar Bouazza 151,373 Casablanca-Settat
21 Taza 148,456 Fès-Meknès
22 Settat 142,250 Casablanca-Settat
23 Berrechid 136,634 Casablanca-Settat
24 Khemisset 131,542 Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
25 Inezgane 130,333 Souss-Massa
26 Ksar El Kebir 126,617 Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
27 Larache 125,008 Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
28 Guelmim 118,318 Guelmim-Oued Noun
29 Khenifra 117,510 Béni Mellal-Khénifra
30 Berkane 109,237 Oriental
31 Taourirt 103,398 Oriental
32 Bouskoura 103,026 Casablanca-Settat
33 Fquih Ben Salah 102,019 Béni Mellal-Khénifra
34 Dcheira El Jihadia 100,336 Souss-Massa
35 Oued Zem 95,267 Béni Mellal-Khénifra
36 El Kelaa Des Sraghna 95,224 Marrakesh-Safi
37 Sidi Slimane 92,989 Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
38 Errachidia 92,374 Drâa-Tafilalet
39 Guercif 90,880 Oriental
40 Oulad Teima 89,387 Souss-Massa
41 Ben Guerir 88,626 Marrakesh-Safi
42 Tifelt 86,709 Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
43 Lqliaa 83,235 Souss-Massa
44 Taroudant 80,149 Souss-Massa
45 Sefrou 79,887 Fès-Meknès
46 Essaouira 77,966 Marrakesh-Safi
47 Fnideq 77,436 Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
48 Sidi Kacem 75,672 Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
49 Tiznit 74,699 Souss-Massa
50 Tan-Tan 73,209 Guelmim-Es Semara
51 Ouarzazate 71,067 Drâa-Tafilalet
52 Souk El Arbaa 69,265 Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
53 Youssoufia 67,628 Marrakesh-Safi
54 Lahraouyine 64,821 Casablanca-Settat
55 Martil 64,355 Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
56 Ain Harrouda 62,420 Casablanca-Settat
57 Suq as-Sabt Awlad an-Nama 60,076 Béni Mellal-Khénifra
58 Skhirat 59,775 Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
59 Ouazzane 59,606 Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
60 Benslimane 57,101 Casablanca-Settat
61 Al Hoceima 56,716 Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
62 Beni Ansar 56,582 Oriental
63 M'diq 56,227 Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
64 Sidi Bennour 55,815 Casablanca-Settat
65 Midelt 55,304 Drâa-Tafilalet
66 Azrou 54,350 Fès-Meknès
67 Drargua[i] 50,946 Souss-Massa

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Except Ouislane, which is legally defined as part of the city of Meknes: see note g.
  2. ^ In the 2014 census, the High Commission for Planning gave the legal population of Casablanca as 3,359,818,[5] which corresponds to the population of Casablanca Prefecture.[6]
  3. ^ In the 2014 census, the High Commission for Planning gave the legal population of Fez as 1,112,072,[5] which corresponds to the combined population of those parts of Fez Prefecture not within the cercle of Fez Banlieue ("suburbs").[6]
  4. ^ In the 2014 census, the High Commission for Planning gave the legal population of Tangier as 947,952,[5] which corresponds to the combined population of the four arrondissements of Bni Makada, Charf-Mghogha, Charf-Souani and Tanger-Médina.[6]
  5. ^ In the 2014 census, the High Commission for Planning gave the legal population of Marrakesh as 928,850,[5] which corresponds to the combined population of the municipality of Méchouar-Kasba and the five arrondissements of Annakhil, Gueliz, Marrakech-Médina, Ménara and Sidi Youssef Ben Ali.[6]
  6. ^ In the 2014 census, the High Commission for Planning gave the legal population of Salé as 890,403,[5] which corresponds to the combined population of the five arrondissements of Bab Lamrissa, Bettana, Hssaine, Layayda and Tabriquet.[6]
  7. ^ In the 2014 census, the High Commission for Planning gave the legal population of Meknes as 632,079,[5] which corresponds to the combined population of the municipalities of Meknes, Al Machouar – Stinia, Toulal and Ouislane.[6]
  8. ^ In the 2014 census, the High Commission for Planning gave the legal population of Rabat as 577,827,[5] which corresponds to the population of Rabat Prefecture.[6]
  9. ^ The population figure refers only to the urban centre (HCP geographic code (fr) 09.001.05.09.3) of the rural commune of Drargua.

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