The region Meknès-Tafilalet

Overview of the region

Meknes-Tafilalet is known for its agricultural lands which are considered among the most fertile in the country. Meknes city is the administrative center of the region, and has been ranked as a UNESCO World Heritage since 1996.

Given its abundant water resources, the region of Meknes-Tafilalet is traditionally known as the "water tower" of the Kingdom. It is placed among the national regions which are suitable for investment, particularly in agriculture and food-processing industry.

iconDim79,210 km²iconhab2,141,527 inhabitantsiconLocalMeknes City

Strengths of the region

Geographical Location

The region of Meknes-Tafilalet extends from the Southeast to the Northwest of the kingdom. It is bounded on the north by the region of Gharb-Chrarda-Beni Hssen, to the west by Chaouia-Ouardigha and Tadla-Azilal, on the east and northeast by the Oriental and Fez-Boulemane, and by Algeria from the south.

This privileged geographic location is the reason why the region is dubbed "hub of Morocco". Meknes-Tafilalet is also equipped with modern infrastructure enabling it to ensure a high level of trade, both within its provinces and prefectures and with the rest of Morocco or foreign countries.
Meknes-Tafilalet is located:

  • 2 and a half hours from Casablanca, the economic capital of the country.
  • Only 3 and a half hours from the Mediterranean Sea through Tangier.
  • 4 hours away from in the Oriental region.

Infrastructures & potentials

ico-zone International proximity
3 airports including 2 international airports

ico-route The hub of Morocco
3 existing highways connecting Meknes to Fez, Rabat and Casablanca and 2 others are under construction (Tangier and Oujda )

ico-liaison An efficient rail link
the rail network provide a direct link between the region and the cities of Casablanca, Fez, Tangier and Oujda

ico-portuaire Proximity of maritime network
2 multifunctional international ports, connected to the region through rail and road networks

ico-oeuvre A full range of technical and higher education
6 colleges and more than 3 establishments of higher and specialized education

hydrolique Abundant water resources
5 dams

ico-contribution A strong contribution to agricultural production
60% of legumes, 61% of oilseeds, 39% of grains, and 25% of livestock production
Diversified landscapes that are suitable for agriculture (Sais plain, Middle Atlas mountains, etc.)

ico-pole A distinguished center of economic competitiveness
277 industrial factories

Source: Regional Investment Center of Meknes / HCP – Meknes Region

Our parks in the region

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Contact us

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Key figures

chiffre c Area : 79.210 Km²

Population : 2.141.527 hab.

Urbanization : 59 %

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