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Marrakesh Tensift El Haouz

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Country  Morocco
Capital  Marrakesh

Area  31,160 km2
Population  3,576,673
Marrakesh Tensift El Haouz in the past, History of Marrakesh Tensift El Haouz
Colleges and Universities  Cadi Ayyad University, Ben Youssef Madrasa, Sup de Co Marrakech
Points of interest  Jemaa el-Fnaa, Koutoubia Mosque, Majorelle Garden, El Badi Palace, Saadian Tombs
Destinations  Marrakesh, Essaouira, El Kelaa des Sraghna, Imlil - Atlas Mountains, Ben Guerir

Map of Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz

Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz (Arabic: مراكش تانسيفت الحوز‎‎) was formerly one of the sixteen regions of Morocco from 1997 to 2015. It was situated in central Morocco. It covered an area of 31,160 km² and had a population of 3,576,673 (2014 census). The capital is Marrakesh. In 2015, the region annexed Safi and Youssoufia Provinces (both formerly from the Doukkala-Abda Region) to become the Region of Marrakesh-Safi.

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Administrative divisions

The region is made up into the following provinces and prefectures :

  • Prefecture of Marrakesh-Medina (now part of the Prefecture of Marrakesh)
  • Prefecture of Marrakesh-Menara (now part of the Prefecture of Marrakesh)
  • Prefecture of Sidi Youssef Ben Ali (now part of the Prefecture of Marrakesh)
  • Al Haouz Province
  • Chichaoua Province
  • El Kelâat Es-Sraghna Province
  • Essaouira Province
  • Rehamna Province
  • Other populated places:

  • Habbo
  • History

    This region contains some of the richest ancient history in North Africa. Notably the Phoenician settlement of Mogador, originally excavated by André Jodin is along the coast at modern day Essaouira.

    References

    Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz Wikipedia


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