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Grand Casablanca

Grand Casablanca
الدار البيضاء الكبرى
Tamnaḍt Tameqqṛant n Anfa

Greater Casablanca
Region
Location in Morocco
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 33°32′N 7°35′W / 33.533°N 7.583°W / 33.533; -7.583
Country Morocco
Established 1997
Abolished 2015
Capital Casablanca
Area
 • Total 1,117 km2 (431 sq mi)
Population (2014 census)
 • Total 4,250,750
Time zone UTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+1 (WEST)

Grand Casablanca or Greater Casablanca (Arabic: الدار البيضاء الكبرى; Amazigh: Tamnaḍt Tameqqṛant n Anfa) was one of the sixteen former regions of Morocco that existed from 1997 to 2015. Located in coastal northwestern Morocco, it was the most densely populated region and covered an area of 1,117 km². The population at the 2014 census was 4,270,750.[1] The region was the economic heart of the Moroccan economy with Casablanca, the region's capital, being the effective economic capital of Morocco. In 2015, the region annexed El Jadida and Sidi Bennour Provinces from the region of Doukkala-Abda and the provinces of Benslimane, Berrechid and Settat from the region of Chaouia-Ouardigha to form the new region of Casablanca-Settat.[2]

The region was bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and by the region of Chaouia-Ouardigha on the other three sides.

The last wāli or governor of Greater Casablanca was Mohammed Kabbaj.

Administrative divisions

The Wilaya of Greater Casablanca consisted of two prefectures and two provinces:[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2004" (PDF). Haut-commissariat au Plan, Lavieeco.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Décret fixant le nom des régions" (PDF). Portail National des Collectivités Territoriales (in French). 20 February 2015. Archived from the original (pdf) on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  3. ^ [www.casablanca.ma] Archived 2011-07-23 at the Wayback Machine.

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