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Regions of Morocco – As part of a 1997 decentralization/regionalization 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.

Map number Region Capital  
1 Chaouia-Ouardigha Settat
Regions of Morocco
2 Doukkala-Abda Safi
3 Fès-Boulemane Fès
4 Gharb-Chrarda-Béni Hssen Kénitra
5 Grand Casablanca Casablanca
6 Guelmim-Es Semara Guelmim
7 Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra Laâyoune
8 Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Marrakesh
9 Meknès-Tafilalet Meknès
10 Oriental Oujda
11 Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira Dakhla
12 Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaer Rabat
13 Souss-Massa-Draâ Agadir
14 Tadla-Azilal Béni Mellal
15 Tangier-Tétouan Tangier
16 Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate Al Hoceima

Western Sahara

Three regions — Guelmim-Es Semara (6), Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra (7), and Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira (11) — coincide with disputed territory in Western Sahara, whose sovereignty is disputed between Morocco and the Polisario Front which claims the territory as the independent Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, but presently controls regions east of the Moroccan Wall.

Regions before 1997

Before 1997, Morocco was divided into 7 regions: Central, Eastern, North-Central, Northwestern, South-Central, Southern, Tansift. [1]

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