طنجة - تطوان - الحسيمة
ⵜⴰⵎⵏⴰⴹⵜ ⵏ ⵟⴰⵏⵊⴰ ⵜⵉⵟⴰⵡⵉⵏ ⵍⵃⵓⵙⵉⵎⴰ
Location in Morocco
|• Type||Governor–regional council|
|• Wali||Mohamed El Yaacoubi|
|• Council president||Ilyas El Omari|
|• Total||15,090 km2 (5,826 sq mi)|
(1 September 2014)
|• Density||240/km2 (610/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (Arabic: طنجة - تطوان - الحسيمة, Berber languages: ⵜⴰⵎⵏⴰⴹⵜ ⵏ ⵟⴰⵏⵊⴰ ⵜⵉⵟⴰⵡⵉⵏ ⵍⵃⵓⵙⵉⵎⴰ, French: Tanger-Tétouan-Al Hoceïma) is one of the twelve regions of Morocco. It covers an area of 15,090 km² and recorded a population of 3,556,729 in the 2014 Moroccan census. The capital of the region is Tangier.
Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima is the northernmost of Morocco's twelve regions. In the north it faces the Strait of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean Sea and borders the Spanish exclave of Ceuta. It also borders the Moroccan regions of Rabat-Salé-Kénitra to the southwest, Fès-Meknès to the southeast and Oriental to the east. The Rif rises in the eastern part of the region and is the location of Al Hoceima National Park and Talassemtane National Park. The land near the Atlantic coast in the west is less rugged, and the fertile southwestern corner of the region is drained by the Loukkos River.
Ilyas El OmariAuthenticity and Modernity Party, was elected as the regional council's first president on 14 September 2015. Mohamed El Yaacoubi was appointed governor (wali) of the region on 13 October 2015., a member of the
Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima comprises two prefectures and six provinces:
Agriculture is a major economic activity in the Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region. Major crops include cereals, pulses, olives and sugarcane. Animal husbandry and fishing are also important contributors to the economy. Various free economic zones have been set up in the area surrounding the Tanger-Med container port, one of Africa's busiest, to promote industrial growth and foreign investment. The region is also heavily reliant on tourism.
The A1 expressway connects Tangier with the national capital Rabat. There are also two shorter expressways in the region: the A4 bypasses Tangier and links the A1 expressway to the Tanger-Med port, and the A6 connects Tetouan with M'Diq and Fnideq. National Route 2 connects Tangier and Tetouan with Al Hoceima via an inland route, while National Route 16 provides a coastal route between the same cities. National Route 13 branches off the N2 near Chefchaouen and runs south via Ouezzane to Meknes and beyond.
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