M'diq-Fnideq Prefecture

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M'diq-Fnideq

المضيق - الفنيدق
View of M'diq
View of M'diq
Coordinates: 35°42′N 5°24′W / 35.7°N 5.4°W / 35.7; -5.4Coordinates: 35°42′N 5°24′W / 35.7°N 5.4°W / 35.7; -5.4
Country Morocco
RegionTanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
Created2004
SeatM'diq
Government
 • GovernorHassan Bouya
Area
 • Total178.5 km2 (68.9 sq mi)
Population
 (September 2014)[2]
 • Total209,897
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

M'diq-Fnideq (Arabic: المضيق - الفنيدق‎) is a prefecture in Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco. It covers an area of 178.5 square kilometres (68.9 sq mi)[1] and recorded a population of 209,897 in the 2014 Moroccan census.[2] The seat of the prefecture is M'diq.[1]

Geography[edit]

M'diq-Fnideq borders Fahs-Anjra Province to the west, Tétouan Province to the south, the Mediterranean Sea to the east, the Spanish exclave of Ceuta to the northeast and the Strait of Gibraltar to the north. The prefecture experiences a mediterranean climate.[1]

History[edit]

M'diq-Fnideq was split off from Tétouan Province in 2004.[1]

Government[edit]

The current governor of the prefecture is Hassan Bouya.[3]

Subdivisions[edit]

M'diq-Fnideq comprises three urban communes, M'Diq, Fnideq and Martil; and two rural communes, Allyene and Belyounech.[1]

Infrastructure[edit]

The Tetouan–Fnideq expressway connects Tetouan with M'Diq and Fnideq and was opened in 2008.[4]

The port at M'Diq was expanded in 2009 and 2012 to accommodate recreational and fishing activities.[5] In 2012 it ranked third by tonnage of fish landed among fishing ports in Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima.[6]

From 1918 to 1958, a railway connecting Tetouan and Ceuta ran through M'diq and Fnideq.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Préfecture de M'diq Fnidq". Agency for the Development of the North of Morocco (APDN). Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Biographie de M. Hassan Bouya, nommé par SM le Roi gouverneur de la préfecture de M'Diq Fnideq" (in French). MAP Express. 9 March 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Ouverture de l'autoroute M'diq-Fnideq". 21 July 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Port de M'diq – Présentation" (in French). Agence Nationale des Ports. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  6. ^ "La Région de Tanger-Tétouan-Al Hoceima: Monographie générale" (PDF) (in French). Ministry of the Interior. 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Ferrocarril de Ceuta a Tetuán Protectorado Occidental de Marruecos" (in Spanish). 23 March 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to M'diq-Fnideq Prefecture at Wikimedia Commons