Sidi Slimane Province

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Sidi Slimane Province
Coordinates: 34°13′N 5°42′W / 34.217°N 5.700°W / 34.217; -5.700Coordinates: 34°13′N 5°42′W / 34.217°N 5.700°W / 34.217; -5.700
Country Morocco
Administrative headquarters Sidi Slimane
Government
 • governor Abdelmajid El Kyak (As of 2016[1]
Area
 • Total 1,492 km2 (576 sq mi)
Population (2004)[2]
 • Total 292,877
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Sidi Slimane Province (Arabic: إقليم سيدي سليمان‎) is a province of Morocco in the Rabat-Salé-Kénitra economic region. It covers an area of 1,492 square kilometres (576.1 sq mi) and its population in the 2004 census was 292,877.[2] The province was created in 2009 by Decree number 2-09-319, out of the southwestern part of Kénitra Province.[3] The province has two major urban areas: Sidi Slimane and Sidi Yahya. Sidi Slimane is the administrative headquarters.

Geography[edit]

Sidi Slimane Province lies in northern Morocco and has no coastline. It is bordered:[4]

to the north and east by Sidi Kacem Province of Rabat-Salé-Kénitra;
to the southeast by Meknès Prefecture of the Fès-Meknès region;
to the south by Khémisset Province of Rabat-Salé-Kénitra;
to the west by Kénitra Province of Rabat-Salé-Kénitra.

Subdivisions[edit]

Sidi Slimane Province is divided into two municipalities, Sidi Slimane and Sidi Yahya, and nine rural communities.[2] The nine rural communities are organized into four chieftaincies:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sidi Slimane: Nouvelle approche contre l'habitat insalubre (Sidi Slimane: New Approach against slums)" (in French). Sidi Slimane City. 8 November 2010. Archived from the original on 28 May 2014.  citing Boumehdi, Ahmed (7 November 2010). "Sidi Slimane: Nouvelle approche contre l'habitat insalubre". Le Matin du Sahara et du Maghreb. 
  2. ^ a b c "إقليم سيدي سليمان في أرقام (Region of Sidi Slimane in numbers)" (in Arabic). Sidi Slimane City. 21 November 2010. Archived from the original on 31 March 2013.  citing the Le Matin du Sahara et du Maghreb newspaper's report of a Gharb-Chrarda-Béni Hssen regional governance meeting.
  3. ^ Prime Minister of Morocco (18 June 2009). "Décret no 2-09-319 du 17 joumada II 1430 (11 juin 2009) modifiant et complétant le dahir no 1-59-351 du 1er joumada II 1379 (2 décembre 1959) relatif à la division administrative du Royaume" (PDF). Royaume du Maroc, Bulletin Official, Edition de Traduction Officielle (in French) (5744 ed.). p. 1017–1018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 July 2009. 
  4. ^ Commission consultative de la régionalisation (Advisory Committee on Regionalization). "Rapport sur la régionalisation avancée, Soumis à la Haute Attention de Sa Majesté Le Roi Mohammed VI" (PDF) (in French). p. 36 (map). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 October 2011.