Outat El Haj

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Outat El Haj
Country  Morocco
Region Fès-Boulemane Region
Province Boulemane Province
Elevation 2,575 ft (785 m)
Population (2004)
 • Total 13,945
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Outat El Haj is a town in Boulemane Province, Fès-Boulemane, Morocco. According to the 2004 census it has a population of 13,945.[1]

The population is estimated around 20.000, although the small enclaves surrounding the town may add the same figure to the population. The population consists primarily of Berber tribes from the villages in the middle Atlas mountains (Beni Hayoune, Oulad Ali, Tsiouant...)and Arab tribes from the low lands towards Guercif and Talsint.

Outat el Hadj is well known for its olive tree gardens and its exquisite olive oil.


Coordinates: 33°20′N 3°41′W / 33.333°N 3.683°W / 33.333; -3.683