Oulad Gnaou

Oulad Gnaou is a small town and rural commune in Béni Mellal Province, Béni Mellal-Khénifra, Morocco. At the time of the 2004 census, the commune had a total population of 11256 people living in 1961 households.[1] The town is located 15.6 kilometres (9.7 mi) west by road from Beni Mellal.[2] Agriculture forms the backbone of the local economy; in 1950-51 experiment were conducted into irrigating wheat crops in the commune.[3] The growth of irrigation in the area was facilitated by the famine of 1945.[4] The land in the commune is semi-arid.[5]

Oulad Gnaou
Rural commune and town
Oulad Gnaou
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 32°19′40″N 6°30′2″W
Country Morocco
RegionBéni Mellal-Khénifra
ProvinceBéni Mellal
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)


  1. "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2004" (PDF). Haut-commissariat au Plan, Lavieeco.com. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  2. Maps (Map). Google Maps.
  3. Nuttonson, Michael Y. (1961). A survey of North African agro-climatic counterparts of Israel: A study based on official records, material and reports of various agencies of the United Nations and several national administrations. American Institute of Crop Ecology. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  4. Société d'études et d'expansion, Liege (1951). Revue. p. 668. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  5. Ronald E. Yoder, ed. (November 1996). Evapotranspiration and irrigation scheduling: proceedings of the international conference, November 3-6, 1996, San Antonio Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. p. 359. ISBN 978-0-929355-82-5. Retrieved 16 June 2012.

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