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Khouribga
Khouribga
(Berber languages: ⵅⵯⵔⵉⴱⴳⴰ, Arabic: خريبكة‎) is the capital of Khouribga Province in the Béni Mellal-Khénifra region of Morocco. With a population of 196,196 (2014 census),[1] Khouribga
Khouribga
owes its growth to the phosphate deposits nearby. Khouribga
Khouribga
was also a large site of colonial French settlement, with many houses still standing today in the city.

Contents

1 Geography 2 Climate 3 Economy

3.1 Phosphate 3.2 Industrial activities 3.3 Industrial areas 3.4 Services 3.5 Agriculture 3.6 Handicrafts

4 Health 5 Twin cities 6 Notable people 7 References 8 See also 9 External links

Geography[edit] Located at least 120 km from Casablanca, 154 km from the capital, Rabat, 200 km from the city of Marrakesh, 99 km from the city of Beni Mellal and 60 km from the city of Settat. Khouribga
Khouribga
is located 820 meters above sea level on the Ouardigha plateau. The city was founded in 1923 by the authorities of the French protectorate when they discovered phosphate in the region, for which Morocco
Morocco
is considered to be the biggest exporter in the world. There are several mines in the province, most notably the mine of Sidi Shennan near the town of Oued Zem, which lies 30 km from the village of Boulanouar (5 km) and the town of Boujniba (10 km) and the village of Hattane. The Province of Khouribga
Khouribga
is bordered by the Province of Beni Mellal in the east, Province of Ben Slimane
Ben Slimane
in the west, the Province of Settat
Settat
in the south, and Khémisset Province in the north. Climate[edit] In Khouribga, there is a local steppe climate. In winter there is more rainfall than in summer. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is BSh. The average annual temperature in Khouribga
Khouribga
is 17.2 °C (63.0 °F). About 432 mm (17.01 in) of precipitation falls annually.

Climate data for Khouribga

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 16.7 (62.1) 17.6 (63.7) 19.8 (67.6) 22.6 (72.7) 26.1 (79) 30.6 (87.1) 36.0 (96.8) 36.2 (97.2) 32.5 (90.5) 27.0 (80.6) 19.3 (66.7) 17.1 (62.8) 25.13 (77.23)

Average low °C (°F) 3.2 (37.8) 3.3 (37.9) 5.0 (41) 6.6 (43.9) 9.5 (49.1) 13.2 (55.8) 16.3 (61.3) 17.2 (63) 15.1 (59.2) 11.4 (52.5) 6.1 (43) 4.1 (39.4) 9.25 (48.66)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 60 (2.36) 58 (2.28) 57 (2.24) 52 (2.05) 22 (0.87) 7 (0.28) 2 (0.08) 3 (0.12) 12 (0.47) 36 (1.42) 52 (2.05) 71 (2.8) 432 (17.02)

Source: https://en.climate-data.org/location/715066/

Economy[edit] Phosphate[edit] The Province of Khouribga
Khouribga
has a large phosphate reserve estimated 35 to 40 billion cubic meters, which is ranked first at the national level. Also Khouribga
Khouribga
is one of the cities that brings hard currency and that is due to its community residents from Italy. Industrial activities[edit] Regardless of phosphate mining, the province knew the emergence of other industries in various economic sectors:

Electrical and electronics industry Chemical industry Food Industry Mechanical Industry Textiles

Industrial areas[edit] The province has three Industrial zones:

The industrial zone of Khouribga
Khouribga
(industrial district): 20 hectares (234 partitions) and 13 operating industrial units plus the expansion of the zone. The industrial zone of Oued Zem. The industrial zone of Bejaad.

Services[edit] The province has several services, among them:

25 bank agencies 6 insurance agencies 7 travel agencies 2 railways with daily trips with a project to build a modern station.

Agriculture[edit] The agricultural lands is divided into 50% arable land, 20% forests, 30% unused land. Livestock
Livestock
is the most important source of income for the rural population, the herd is estimated to be:

Goats: 30.000-60.000 heads Equidae: 40.000-60.000 heads Cows: 50.000-70.000 heads Sheep: 500.000-600.000 heads

Handicrafts[edit] The handicrafts sector represents a sizable part of the local economy with 9 cooperatives (260 members), and a handicrafts association. Health[edit] The facilities cover most of the province with:

6 rooms 3 provincial hospitals 20 health centers 7 urban health centers 9 rural clinics

Twin cities[edit]

Gafsa, Tunisia Alcamo, Italy Napoli, Italy Jerusalem, State of Israel

Notable people[edit]

Alfred Beaugé (1878-1935), founder of the city. Bouchaïb Laurens, former mayor of Khouribga
Khouribga
(1975-2005), entrepreneur, deputy and chairman of the town planning committee in the parliament. M'Hammed ben Omar, General Anh Ma, communist combatant in the First Indochina War. Koudri "Dzairi" Elhaj Ben Azouz, resistance fighter, disappeared after the 1972 events. Hindi Zahra, International singer. Hind Dehiba, née Chahyd on March 17, 1979 in Khouribga, a Moroccan-French middle-distance runner.

References[edit]

^ a b "POPULATION LÉGALE DES RÉGIONS, PROVINCES, PRÉFECTURES, MUNICIPALITÉS, ARRONDISSEMENTS ET COMMUNES DU ROYAUME D'APRÈS LES RÉSULTATS DU RGPH 2014" (in Arabic and French). High Commission for Planning, Morocco. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2017. 

See also[edit]

Office Cherifien des Phosphates

External links[edit]

The official portal of Khouribga The portal of Khouribga

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Béni Mellal-Khénifra
Béni Mellal-Khénifra
region

Capital: Beni Mellal

Provinces

Azilal
Azilal
Province Béni-Mellal Province Fquih Ben Salah
Fquih Ben Salah
Province Khénifra Province Khouribga
Khouribga
Province

Cities

Afourar Azilal Bejaad Beni Mellal Boujniba Boulanouare Bradia Bzou Dar Ould Zidouh Demnate El Ksiba Foum Jamaa Fquih Ben Salah Hattane Kasba Tadla Khouribga M'Rirt Ouaouizert Oued Zem Oulad Ayad Oulad Embarek Oulad Yaich Sidi Jaber Suq as-Sabt Awlad an-N

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