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About Kenitra

Kenitra is a city in northern Morocco. It is a port on the Sebou River, has a population in 2004 of 359,142.

During the Cold War Kenitra's U.S. Naval Air Facility served as a stopping point in North Africa.

The city is served by two railway stations: Kenitra-Ville and Kenitra-Medina.

A shuttle train, TNR, connects the city, every 30 minutes, to Rabat and Casablanca.

It is the capital of the Gharb-Chrarda-Béni Hssen region.

Sebou River

Sebou River is a river in northern Morocco.

The river is 496 kilometres long and has an average water flow of 137 m3/s, which makes it the largest North African river by volume.

Its most important tributaries are the Ouergha River, Baht River and Inaouen River.

The river supports irrigation in Morocco's most fertile region: the Gharb.

Sebou is navigable for only 16 km until the city of Kenitra, which has the only river port in Morocco.



Bouknadel is a town on the Atlantic coast of Morocco situated slightly to the north of Rabat and south of Kenitra.

The locale is the site of a former U.S. Naval Radio Transmitter Communications Station (USNRST Bouknadel Morocco).

The Naval Airstation was near the town of Kenitra, formerly known as Port Lyautey Earliest permanent settlement of this area is evidenced at the Phoenician and Roman settlement of Chellah slightly to the south on the banks of the Oued Bou Regreg.

Gharb-Chrarda-Béni Hssen

Gharb-Chrarda-Béni Hssen is one of the sixteen administrative regions of Morocco. The capital is Kenitra.

The region is made up of  Kénitra Province & Sidi Kacem Province. Kenitra  is integrated in the urban corridor that extends southward through Rabat and Casablanca to El Jadida.

The Gharb Basin has been explored for oil and gas since the 1920.

Commercial production of natural gas began in 1963, with new fields being brought on line through the 1990s. The gas is generally found is shallow deposits at a depth ranging from 900 m to 1800 m.

Regions of Morocco

Agadir Al  Hoceima Azilal Ben Slimane
Beni Mellal Boulemane Casablanca Chaouen
El Jadida El Kelaa des Sraghna Er Rachidia Essaouira
Fes-Boulemane Figuig Guelmim Ifrane
Kenitra Khemisset Khenifra Khouribga
Laayoune Larache Marrakech Meknes
Nador Ouarzazate Oujda Rabat-Sale
Safi Settat Sidi Kacem Tan-Tan
Tangier(Tetouan) Taounate Taroudannt Tata
Tata Tiznit    


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Arbaoua Akbat el Begor

Azib Khenachcha

  Azib Ramifi

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