Moulay Bousselham

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Moulay Bousselham
Town
Moulay Bousselham is located in Morocco
Moulay Bousselham
Moulay Bousselham
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 34°52′43″N 6°17′36″W / 34.8786°N 6.29333°W / 34.8786; -6.29333Coordinates: 34°52′43″N 6°17′36″W / 34.8786°N 6.29333°W / 34.8786; -6.29333
Country Morocco
RegionRabat-Salé-Kénitra
ProvinceKénitra
Population
(2004)
 • Total5,693
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)

Moulay Bousselham is a town in Kénitra Province, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, Morocco. According to the 2004 census it has a population of 5,693.[1]

History[edit]

Moulay Bousselham is derived from a 10th-century patron saint (thousands of people come to collect each year in this village). According to a popular belief, Moulay Bouselham, "man in the selham" - "man in the cape" - had come from Egypt before settling on the edge of the Merja Zerga. He died in the Battle of Three Kings in 1578 in Wadi al-Makhazin. Since then, other saints have settled in the area and today no fewer than seven can be counted scattered throughout the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2012-12-05.