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.

Guelmim-Es Semara
Guelmim-Es Semara is one of the sixteen regions of Morocco. It covers an area of 122,825 km² and has a population of 462,410 (2004 census). The capital is Guelmim. The southern half of the region forms part of the Western Sahara. (Source: Wikipedia,