Sidi Moussa, Morocco

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Sidi Moussa
Rural commune and town
Country  Morocco
Region Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz
Province El Kelâat Es-Sraghna Province
Population (2004)
 • Total 9,260
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Sidi Moussa is a small town and rural commune in El Kelâat Es-Sraghna Province of the Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz region of Morocco. At the time of the 2004 census, the commune had a total population of 9260 people living in 1314 households.[1]

History[edit]

During the Roman Empire the village was the site of a Castra(fort) that housed a cohort of Parthian troupes.[2] The castra was one of five in the area that guarded the nearby city of Volubilis from incursion from over the nearby Limes Africanus.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2004" (PDF). Haut-commissariat au Plan, Lavieeco.com. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Rogerson, Barnaby (2010). Marrakesh, Fez and Rabat. London: Cadogan Guides. p237.
  3. ^ T. W. Potter, Le Limes De Tingitane. La Frontière Méridionale. By EuzennatM.. Études d'Antiquités Africaines. (Editions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, 1989). 339 pages, 327 cited in Libyan Studies Volume 22 1991, p. 107.