The 12 administrative Regions of Morocco (in their latinised Berber names)
Moroccan administrative division
A region is governed by a directly elected
regional council. The president of the council is responsible for carrying out the council's decisions. Prior to the 2011 constitutional reforms
, this was the responsibility of the Wali
, the representative of the central government appointed by the King, who now plays a supporting role in the administration of the region.
Regions since 2015
On 3 January 2010, the Moroccan government established the Consultative Commission for the Regionalization (CCR), which aimed to decentralize
power to the regions, and confer a greater autonomy to the regions coinciding with the Western Sahara. The commission published provisional names and numbers for the new regions,
and their names were officially fixed in the Bulletin Officiel dated 5 March 2015.
The new regional councils elected their presidents on 14 September 2015
and regional governors were appointed on 13 October 2015.
Lies partially or completely within the disputed territory of Western Sahara.
The different regional configurations proposed in 2010
1997 to 2010: Full unitary system
Between 1997 and 2010, Morocco had 16 regions.
The old regions of Morocco
Regions before 1997
Before 1997, Morocco was divided into 7 regions: Central, Eastern, North-Central, Northwestern, South-Central, Southern, Tansift.
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