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Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaer (Arabic: الرباط سلا زمور زعير‎, Amazigh: Rbat-Sla-Zmmur-Zâir) is ane o the saxteen regions o Morocco. It is situatit in north-wastren Morocco. It covers an aurie o 9,580 km², an haes a population o 2,366,494 (2004 census). The caipital is Rabat.[1]

The region is made up intae the follaein provinces an prefectures:

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Maist o the population o this region haes historically been concentratit in coastal auries. The first recordit history is centred at Chellah, an early Phoenician settlement at the edge o Rabat alang the soothren bank o the Oued Bou Regreg. Later the Romans teuk control an enlairged Chellah, whose ruins are the day a prominent airchaeological pynt o interest. Chellah wis a significant auncient port ceety toun wi remains includin the Decumanus Maximus, a forum, a monumental funtain, a triumphal airch, an ither ruins.[2]

In the seiventeent century the first regional govrenmental entity wis formed, unifyin Rabat an Salé.[3] This regime wis the heidquarters o Barbary pirates an held sway ower a turbulent time.

Reference notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. African Cities - Driving the NEPAD Initiative, UN-HABITAT ISBN 9211319218
  2. C. Michael Hogan, Chellah, The Megalithic Portal, ed. A. Burnham, 2007 [1]
  3. The Middle East and North Africa: Essays in Honor of J.C. Hurewitz, J. C. Hurewitz, Reeva S. Simon, 1990, Columbia University Press, 545 pages ISBN 0231071485

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