Doukkala-Abda (Arabic: دكالة عبدة (Ǧihâtu Dukkālâ - ʿAbdâ)) was formerly one of the sixteen regions of Morocco from 1997 to 2015. It is situated in west-central Morocco. It covered an area of 13,285 km² and had a population of 2,173,090 (2014 census).[1] The capital is Safi.


دكالة عبدة
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 32°17′N 9°14′W
Country Morocco
  Total13,285 km2 (5,129 sq mi)
 (2014 census)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)

Administrative divisions

The region is made up into the following 4 provinces :


1 - The provinces of Sidi Bennour and Youssoufia were both created in 2009: Sidi Bennour by splitting El Jadida, and Youssoufia by splitting Safi.
2 - The provinces of El Jadida and Sidi Bennour correspond to the historic region of Doukkala; now part of the Casablanca-Settat Region as of September 2015.
3 - The provinces of Safi and Youssoufia correspond approximately to the historic region of Abda; now part of the Marrakesh-Safi Region as of September 2015.


Features of the region


  1. "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2004" (PDF). Haut-commissariat au Plan, Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
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