Sidi Bennour

Sidi Bennour (Berber: ⵙⵉⴷⵉ ⴱⵏⵏⵓⵕ, Arabic: سيدي بنور) is a city in Sidi Bennour Province, Casablanca-Settat, Morocco. Historically speaking, the name derives from the name of a famous sufi saint called Abi Yannur (Arabic: أبي يَنّور); "Sidi" is a common Arabic title attributed to a male Muslim who is a descendant of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad and/or is pious. His full name was Abi Yannur Abdullah Bin Wakris, a Moroccan Berber who lived in the 12th century . He is renowned for being one of the teachers of Abu Ayyub Assariyah _ a famous Moroccan sufi _ whose mausoleum is located in the city of Azemmour. The little information about his life can be found in books about Moroccan sufism such as (Unsu Al Faqir) by Ibn Al Khatib and (Attashawuf Ila Rijal Attasawuf) by Ibn Azayyat. Sayyidi/Sidi Bennour is 67 km (42 mi) south of the city of El Jadida and 120 km (75 mi) northwest of the former imperial city, Marrakech. According to the 2004 census, Sidi Bennour has a population of 39,593; however, since becoming the municipality of the newly formed Sidi Bennour province in 2011, the population has significantly increased.[2]

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City of Sidi Bennour
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Sidi bennour is located in Morocco
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Location in Morocco
Sidi bennour is located in Africa
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Sidi bennour (Africa)
Coordinates: 32°39′N 8°26′W / 32.650°N 8.433°W / 32.650; -8.433Coordinates: 32°39′N 8°26′W / 32.650°N 8.433°W / 32.650; -8.433
Country Morocco
RegionCasablanca-Settat
ProvinceSidi Bennour
Government
 • MayorEl hassan Boukouta
Population
 • Total55,815
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)
Websitehttps://sidibennour.news


Every Tuesday, the biggest livestock market of Morocco takes place in Sidi Bennour.

EconomyEdit

 
Sugar Factory Cosumar

The city has the biggest sugar factory of Morocco.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "POPULATION LÉGALE DES RÉGIONS, PROVINCES, PRÉFECTURES, MUNICIPALITÉS, ARRONDISSEMENTS ET COMMUNES DU ROYAUME D'APRÈS LES RÉSULTATS DU RGPH 2014" (in Arabic and French). High Commission for Planning, Morocco. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  2. ^ World Gazetteer