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دكالة عبدة


Location in Morocco

Coordinates: 32°17′N 9°14′W / 32.283°N 9.233°W / 32.283; -9.233Coordinates: 32°17′N 9°14′W / 32.283°N 9.233°W / 32.283; -9.233

Country  Morocco
Capital Safi
 • Wali Abdellah Bendhaiba
 • Total 13,285 km2 (5,129 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 1,984,039
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Doukkala-Abda (Arabic: دكالة عبدة‎ (Ǧihâtu Dukkālâ - ʿAbdâ)) is one of the sixteen regions of Morocco. It is situated in west-central Morocco. It covers an area of 13,285 km² and has a population of 1,984,039 (2004 census).[1] The capital is Safi.

The region is made up into the following 4 provinces :

The provinces of Sidi Bennour and Youssoufia were both created in 2009: Sidi Bennour by dismemberment of El Jadida, and Youssoufia by splitting Safi.
The provinces of El Jadida and Sidi Bennour correspond to the historic region of Doukkala.
The provinces of Safi and Youssoufia correspond approximately to the historic region of Abda.


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