Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz

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Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz
مراكش تانسيفت الحوز
Region
Location in Morocco
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 31°37′N 8°0′W / 31.617°N 8.000°W / 31.617; -8.000Coordinates: 31°37′N 8°0′W / 31.617°N 8.000°W / 31.617; -8.000
Country  Morocco
Capital Marrakesh
Area
 • Total 31,160 km2 (12,030 sq mi)
Population (2014 census)
 • Total 3,576,673
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz (Arabic: مراكش تانسيفت الحوز‎‎) was formerly one of the sixteen regions of Morocco from 1997 to 2015.[1] It was situated in central Morocco. It covered an area of 31,160 km² and had a population of 3,576,673 (2014 census).[2] The capital is Marrakesh. In 2015, the region annexed Safi and Youssoufia Provinces (both formerly from the Doukkala-Abda Region) to become the Region of Marrakesh-Safi.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The region is made up into the following provinces and prefectures :

Other populated places:

History[edit]

This region contains some of the richest ancient history in North Africa. Notably the Phoenician settlement of Mogador, originally excavated by André Jodin is along the coast at modern day Essaouira.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jean-François Troin and Mohamed Berriane, 2002
  2. ^ "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2004" (PDF). Haut-commissariat au Plan, Lavieeco.com. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  3. ^ C.M. Hogan, 2007

Bibliography[edit]

  • C.Michael Hogan, Mogador: promontory fort, The Megalithic Portal, ed. Andy Burnham, Nov. 2, 2007 [1]
  • Jean-François Troin and Mohamed Berriane (2002) Maroc: régions, pays, territoires, Published by Maisonneuve & Larose, 502 pages ISBN 2-7068-1630-9, ISBN 978-2-7068-1630-7