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Date Published: July 23, 2017, 11:27 a.m.

Chefchaouen is a city in northwest Morocco. It is the chief town of the province of the same name, and is noted for its buildings in shades of blue.Chefchaouen is situated in the Rif Mountains, just inland from Tangier and Tetouan. The city was founded in 1471

Up to this day, the city managed to keep its traditional character, despite the geographical proximity and influence of cities such as Tanger or Tétouan.

Nowadays, the city calls for collective intelligence to do the best strategic choices to join the international arena, be it with its culinar art, its handicraft or its atypical architecture.

As a city committed to its citizens, Chefchaouen, city of 50000 inhabitants, is located in the Tanger Tetouan region, in the heart of the Rif. Having incontestable patrimonial and natural assets, the city is nicknamed “blue pearl” of Morocco and host in average 80 000 national and international tourists each year.

Social and economic indicators:

  • Inhabitants: 45 000
  • Sectors of economic activity: tourism, handicraft,
  • Annual budget: 50 millions DH
  • Number of people working for the local government: 240

Urban data:

  • Size of the territory: 10,4 km2
  • Urban/rural area: 10,4
  • Public services provided: 95