Region: Rabat Salé Kenitra
An advantageous location on the edge of the Atlantic and a history of exceptional wealth make this region a leading tourist destination. It benefits from a unique historical heritage, reflecting the diversity of legacies that have shaped the two banks of the Bouregreg over the centuries.
Located on the Atlantic coast, in the northwest of Morocco, the region of Rabat-Salé-Kenitra is the result of a fruitful interaction between the Arab-Muslim past and Western modernism over an area of approximately 12,000 km² with a population of 4,580,866. It is bordered to the north by the region of Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by Beni Mellal-Khenifra.
This region is one of those which have preserved their historical and cultural heritage. Since June 2012, a set of sites in the city of Rabat has been listed by UNESCO as part of the international heritage of mankind.
The site includes the "new town", designed and built under the French Protectorate from 1912 to the 1930s, including the royal residence, colonial administration, residential and commercial complexes, and the botanical and ornamental “Jardin d’Essai”.
There are also old parts of the city which date back to the 12th century.