Tangier-Tetouan

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Tangier-Tetouan
طنجة تطوان
Tanjah-Tituwahn
ⵜⴰⵏⵊⴰ-ⵜⵉⵟⵟⴰⵡⵉⵏ
Tanja-Tiṭṭawin
Region
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
Created1997
AbolishedSeptember 2015
CapitalTangier
Area
 • Total11,570 km2 (4,470 sq mi)
Population (2014 census)
 • Total3,157,075
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)

Tangier-Tetouan (Berber: Tanja-Tiṭṭawin, ⵜⴰⵏⵊⴰ-ⵜⵉⵟⵟⴰⵡⵉⵏ; Arabic: طنجة تطوان‎) was formerly one of the sixteen regions of Morocco from 1997 to 2015. It covered an area of 11,570 km²[1] and had a population of 3,157,075.[2] The capital was Tangier. In 2015, it expanded Al Hoceima Province (formerly from the Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate Region) to form the Region of Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima.

Geography[edit]

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.

Administrative divisions[edit]

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

References[edit]

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