List of cities in Morocco

The basic unit of local government in Morocco is the commune.[1] At the time of the 2014 population census, Morocco was divided into 1538 communes, 256 of which were classified as urban[2] and also called municipalities.[3] The remaining 1282 communes were classified as rural.[2] Urban centres were defined by the High Commission for Planning for some rural communes.[4]

The following list includes all Moroccan municipalities with 50,000 or more inhabitants according to the 2014 census,[lower-alpha 1] as well as one urban centre of a rural commune whose population also exceeds 50,000 inhabitants. In its 2014 census report, the High Commission for Planning also published a list of the legal populations of seven major Moroccan cities, some of which comprise more than one administrative unit.[5] Those legal population figures are incorporated into the list, and the city definitions they are based upon are provided in the notes.

List of cities with 50,000 or more inhabitants

Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco and in Maghreb
Royal Palace in Fes, the second largest city in Morocco and one of the country's "Imperial Cities"
Tangier's bay
The 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakesh
Salé, the fifth largest city in the country
Bab Mansour and El Hedime Place in Meknes
Rabat, Morocco's capital
Agadir's bay
Rank City Population
(2014 census)[5][6]
Region
1Casablanca[lower-alpha 2]3,359,818Casablanca-Settat
2Fez[lower-alpha 3]1,112,072Fès-Meknès
3Tangier[lower-alpha 4]947,952Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
4Marrakesh[lower-alpha 5]928,850Marrakesh-Safi
5Salé[lower-alpha 6]890,403Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
6Meknes[lower-alpha 7]632,079Fès-Meknès
7Rabat[lower-alpha 8]577,827Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
8Oujda494,252Oriental
9Kenitra431,282Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
10Agadir421,844Souss-Massa
11Tetouan380,787Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
12Temara313,510Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
13Safi308,508Marrakesh-Safi
14Mohammedia208,612Casablanca-Settat
15Khouribga196,196Béni Mellal-Khénifra
16El Jadida194,934Casablanca-Settat
17Beni Mellal192,676Béni Mellal-Khénifra
18Aït Melloul171,847Souss-Massa
19Nador161,726Oriental
20Dar Bouazza151,373Casablanca-Settat
21Taza148,456Fès-Meknès
22Settat142,250Casablanca-Settat
23Berrechid136,634Casablanca-Settat
24Khemisset131,542Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
25Inezgane130,333Souss-Massa
26Ksar El Kebir126,617Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
27Larache125,008Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
28Guelmim118,318Guelmim-Oued Noun
29Khenifra117,510Béni Mellal-Khénifra
30Berkane109,237Oriental
31Taourirt103,398Oriental
32Bouskoura103,026Casablanca-Settat
33Fquih Ben Salah102,019Béni Mellal-Khénifra
34Dcheira El Jihadia100,336Souss-Massa
35Oued Zem95,267Béni Mellal-Khénifra
36El Kelaa Des Sraghna95,224Marrakesh-Safi
37Sidi Slimane92,989Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
38Errachidia92,374Drâa-Tafilalet
39Guercif90,880Oriental
40Oulad Teima89,387Souss-Massa
41Ben Guerir88,626Marrakesh-Safi
42Tifelt86,709Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
43Lqliaa83,235Souss-Massa
44Taroudant80,149Souss-Massa
45Sefrou79,887Fès-Meknès
46Essaouira77,966Marrakesh-Safi
47Fnideq77,436Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
48Sidi Kacem75,672Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
49Tiznit74,699Souss-Massa
50Tan-Tan73,209Guelmim-Es Semara
51Ouarzazate71,067Drâa-Tafilalet
52Souk El Arbaa69,265Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
53Youssoufia67,628Marrakesh-Safi
54Lahraouyine64,821Casablanca-Settat
55Martil64,355Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
56Ain Harrouda62,420Casablanca-Settat
57Suq as-Sabt Awlad an-Nama60,076Béni Mellal-Khénifra
58Skhirat59,775Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
59Ouazzane59,606Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
60Benslimane57,101Casablanca-Settat
61Al Hoceima56,716Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
62Beni Ansar56,582Oriental
63M'diq56,227Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
64Sidi Bennour55,815Casablanca-Settat
65Midelt55,304Drâa-Tafilalet
66Azrou54,350Fès-Meknès
67Drargua[lower-alpha 9]50,946Souss-Massa

See also

Notes

  1. Except Ouislane, which is legally defined as part of the city of Meknes: see note g.
  2. In the 2014 census, the High Commission for Planning gave the legal population of Casablanca as 3,359,818,[5] which corresponds to the population of Casablanca Prefecture.[6]
  3. In the 2014 census, the High Commission for Planning gave the legal population of Fez as 1,112,072,[5] which corresponds to the combined population of those parts of Fez Prefecture not within the cercle of Fez Banlieue ("suburbs").[6]
  4. In the 2014 census, the High Commission for Planning gave the legal population of Tangier as 947,952,[5] which corresponds to the combined population of the four arrondissements of Bni Makada, Charf-Mghogha, Charf-Souani and Tanger-Médina.[6]
  5. In the 2014 census, the High Commission for Planning gave the legal population of Marrakesh as 928,850,[5] which corresponds to the combined population of the municipality of Méchouar-Kasba and the five arrondissements of Annakhil, Gueliz, Marrakech-Médina, Ménara and Sidi Youssef Ben Ali.[6]
  6. In the 2014 census, the High Commission for Planning gave the legal population of Salé as 890,403,[5] which corresponds to the combined population of the five arrondissements of Bab Lamrissa, Bettana, Hssaine, Layayda and Tabriquet.[6]
  7. In the 2014 census, the High Commission for Planning gave the legal population of Meknes as 632,079,[5] which corresponds to the combined population of the municipalities of Meknes, Al Machouar – Stinia, Toulal and Ouislane.[6]
  8. In the 2014 census, the High Commission for Planning gave the legal population of Rabat as 577,827,[5] which corresponds to the population of Rabat Prefecture.[6]
  9. The population figure refers only to the urban centre (HCP geographic code 09.001.05.09.3) of the rural commune of Drargua.

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