Morocco

Regions of Morocco

As part of a 1997 decentralisation/regionalisation law passed by the legislature 16 new regions (provided below) were created. It is the current highest administrative division of Morocco. The regions are subdivided into a total of 61 second-order administrative divisions, which are prefectures and provinces. A Moroccan region is governed by a Wali, nominated by the King. The Wali is also governor of the province (or prefecture) where he resides.



Chaouia-Ouardigha
Chaouia-Ouardigha is one of the sixteen regions of Morocco. It is situated in north-central Morocco. It covers an area of 7,010 km² and has a population of 1,655,660 (2004 census). The capital is Settat.As of 2008, the Wali (governor) of the region is M. abdechakour rais. (Source: Wikipedia, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)