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.

Oriental is one of the sixteen regions of Morocco. It is situated in north-eastern Morocco, bordering Algeria and the Spanish enclave of Melilla. It covers an area of 82,900 km² and has a population of 1,918,094 (2004 census). The capital is Oujda. (Source: Wikipedia,