El Jadida Province

El Jadida Province (in Arabic: الجديدة) is a province of Morocco, located in the region of Casablanca-Settat. The province takes its name from the chief city of El Jadida. Its population in 2006 was 1,128,098.


The El Jadida province was created on 10 July 1967.


1994 2004 2006
970, 894 1,103,032 1,128,098


The province is divided administratively into the following:[1]

NameGeographic codeTypeHouseholdsPopulation (2004)Foreign populationMoroccan populationNotes
Lbir Jdid181.01.05.Municipality3091152671415253
Chtouka181.03.01.Rural commune454128939328936
Haouzia181.03.03.Rural commune5989346071434593
Laghdira181.03.05.Rural commune2630168791216867
Lamharza Essahel181.03.07.Rural commune276615938015938
Oulad Rahmoune181.03.09.Rural commune341420239020239
Sidi Ali Ben Hamdouche181.03.11.Rural commune5158286857286783597 residents live in the center, called Sidi Ali Ban Hamdou; 25088 residents live in rural areas.
Moulay Abdallah181.05.01.Rural commune89094578028457526482 residents live in the center called Moulay Abdallah, 3889 residents live in the center called Oulad Ghadbane, and 981 residents live in the center called Sidi Bouzid; 34428 residents live in rural areas.
Oulad Aissa181.05.03.Rural commune343021779021779
Oulad Ghanem181.05.05.Rural commune343822342022342
Oulad Hcine181.05.07.Rural commune462627475027475
Sidi Abed181.05.09.Rural commune362720854020854
Sidi M'Hamed Akhdim181.05.11.Rural commune168010745010745
Boulaouane181.09.01.Rural commune231914404014404
Chaibate181.09.03.Rural commune1738959019589
Mettouh181.09.05.Rural commune422825587125586
Mogress181.09.07.Rural commune238015050015050
Oulad Hamdane181.09.09.Rural commune274915205015205
Oulad Sidi Ali Ben Youssef181.09.11.Rural commune178310854110853
Oulad Frej181.09.13.Rural commune34111704721704510387 residents live in the center, called Oulad Frej; 6660 residents live in rural areas.
Sebt Saiss181.09.15.Rural commune194911212011212
Si Hsaien Ben Abderrahmane181.09.17.Rural commune1155650706507
Sidi Smail181.09.19.Rural commune4264245692245674244 residents live in the center, called Sidi Smaïl; 20325 residents live in rural areas.
Zaouiat Saiss181.09.21.Rural commune1526951909519
Zaouiat Lakouacem181.09.23.Rural commune215312726412722


The area of El Jadida has 150 km of coast and several beaches are tourist destinations, the most famous being Sidi Bouzid.

The most famous beaches are:

  • Deauville (In the centre of El Jadida)
  • Al Haouzia (2 km in north)
  • Sidi Bouzid (3 km in the south)

Sidi Bouzid is a seaside resort, bordering El Jadida. It attracts thousands of holiday makers each year.


  1. "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2004" (PDF). Haut-commissariat au Plan, Lavieeco.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012.


Province of El Jadida on the site of World Gazetter, by Stefan Helders

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