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طنجة تطوان
Location in Morocco
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 35°46′N 5°48′W / 35.767°N 5.800°W / 35.767; -5.800Coordinates: 35°46′N 5°48′W / 35.767°N 5.800°W / 35.767; -5.800
Country  Morocco
Created 1997
Abolished September 2015
Capital Tangier
 • Wali Mohamed Hassad (Tanger-Tétouan)
Mohamed Yaakoubi (Tétouan)
 • Total 11,570 km2 (4,470 sq mi)
Population (2014 census)
 • Total 3,157,075
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Tangier-Tetouan (Berber: Tanja-Tiṭṭawin, ⵜⴰⵏⵊⴰ-ⵜⵉⵟⵟⴰⵡⵉⵏ; Arabic: طنجة تطوان‎) is the northernmost of the old sixteen regions of Morocco. It covers an area of 11,570 km²[1] and has a population of 3,157,075.[2] The capital is Tangier. It came into existence in 1997 and was merged with Al Hoceima Province in 2015 to form the region of Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima.


Moroccan Mediterranean Coast (West Side) - Air Photo form Bades over El Jebha to Tétouan with Rif mountains, Tangier-Tetouan region (2014)

The region has a coastline to the west on the Atlantic Ocean, on the north to the Strait of Gibraltar and to the east on the Mediterranean Sea. It borders the regions of Gharb-Chrarda-Béni Hssen and Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate to the south and also has a border to the Spanish exclave of Ceuta

The region is made up into the following provinces and prefectures:


  1. ^ Tangier-Tetouan, Morocco.com, accessed 7 February 2013
  2. ^ (2014 census)