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.

Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra
Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra is one of the sixteen regions of Morocco. It is partly located in the disputed territory of Western Sahara. Most of the region is administered by Morocco.The region covers an area of 139,480 km² and has a population of 256,152 (2004 census). The capital of the region is El Aaiún. (Source: Wikipedia,