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.

Souss-Massa-Draâ is one of the sixteen regions of Morocco. It is situated in central Morocco. It covers an area of 70,880 km² and has a population of 3,113,653 (2004 census). The capital is Agadir. One of the major languages spoken in this region of Morocco, is Tashelhit.As of 2005, the Wali of Souss-Massa-Draâ is Rachid Filali. (Source: Wikipedia,