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.
مراكش تانسيفت الحوز
Location in Morocco
|• Total||31,160 km2 (12,030 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (WET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (WEST)|
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
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.
- Jean-François Troin and Mohamed Berriane, 2002
- "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2004". Haut-commissariat au Plan, Lavieeco.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
- C.M. Hogan, 2007
- C.Michael Hogan, Mogador: promontory fort, The Megalithic Portal, ed. Andy Burnham, Nov. 2, 2007 
- Jean-François Troin and Mohamed Berriane (2002) Maroc: régions, pays, territoires, Published by Maisonneuve & Larose, 502 pages ISBN 2-7068-1630-9, ISBN 978-2-7068-1630-7
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