Oulad Gnaou

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Oulad Gnaou
Rural commune and town
Oulad Gnaou is located in Morocco
Oulad Gnaou
Oulad Gnaou
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 32°19′40″N 6°30′2″W / 32.32778°N 6.50056°W / 32.32778; -6.50056Coordinates: 32°19′40″N 6°30′2″W / 32.32778°N 6.50056°W / 32.32778; -6.50056
Country  Morocco
Region Tadla-Azilal
Province Béni Mellal Province
Population (2004)
 • Total 11,256
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Oulad Gnaou is a small town and rural commune in Béni Mellal Province of the Tadla-Azilal region of Morocco. At the time of the 2004 census, the commune had a total population of 11256 people living in 1961 households.[1] The town is located 15.6 kilometres (9.7 mi) west by road from Beni Mellal.[2] Agriculture forms the backbone of the local economy; in 1950-51 experiment were conducted into irrigating wheat crops in the commune. [3] The growth of irrigation in the area was facilitated by the famine of 1945.[4]The land in the commune is semi-arid.[5]


  1. ^ "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2004" (PDF). Haut-commissariat au Plan, Lavieeco.com. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Maps (Map). Google Maps. 
  3. ^ Nuttonson, Michael Y. (1961). A survey of North African agro-climatic counterparts of Israel: A study based on official records, material and reports of various agencies of the United Nations and several national administrations. American Institute of Crop Ecology. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Société d'études et d'expansion, Liege (1951). Revue. p. 668. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Ronald E. Yoder, ed. (November 1996). Evapotranspiration and irrigation scheduling: proceedings of the international conference, November 3-6, 1996, San Antonio Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. p. 359. ISBN 978-0-929355-82-5. Retrieved 16 June 2012.