Ouezzane


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Ouezzane

or

Wazzan

(both: wäzän`), town, N Morocco. It is a sacred city, the seat of an important Muslim brotherhood.
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Ouezzane

 

a city in southwestern Morocco, in the province of Kenitra. Located on the southwestern slopes of the Rif Mountains, in an agricultural region where olives, grapes, and grains are grown. Population, 33,300 (1971). Ouezzane is a trade and handicraft center. Vegetable oil and flour are produced locally.

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HM King Mohammed VI enquired, on Wednesday in the rural commune of Bab Taza (northern province of Chefchaouen), about the progress of several development programs related to drinking water, rural electrification, education, forests and human development.Aa The sovereign was given details on the drinking water supply program for the rural populations in Chefchaouen and other communes in Ouezzane for around 885 million dirhams ($105mln).
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