Youssoufia, Morocco

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Youssoufia
اليوسفية
ⵍⵢⵓⵙⵓⴼⵢⵢⴰ
Town
Country  Morocco
Region Marrakesh-Safi
Province Youssoufia
Population (2004)
 • Total 64,518
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Youssoufia (Arabic: اليوسفية, Berber: ⵍⵢⵓⵙⵓⴼⵢⵢⴰ) is the capital of Youssoufia Province in Marrakesh-Safi, Morocco. According to the 2004 census it has a population of 64,518 and it is known for its phosphate production.[1]

The city was founded in 1931 by the French when they began to exploit the phosphate deposits of the Gantour basin.

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Coordinates: 32°15′N 8°32′W / 32.250°N 8.533°W / 32.250; -8.533