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.



Grand Casablanca
Grand Casablanca is one of sixteen administrative regions of Morocco. Located in coastal north western Morocco, it is the most densely populated region and covers an area of 1,615 km.² The population at the 2004 census was 3,631,061 hab. The region is the economic heart of the modern Moroccan economy with Casablanca, the region's capital, being the effective economic capital of Morocco.The region is bordered by Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaer region to the north, the Doukkala-Abda region to the south, Chaouia-Ouardigha to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.The Wali, or Governor, of Grand Casablanca is Mohammed Kabbaj. (Source: Wikipedia, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)