What is Oujda known for?

popular football

December 2012 three years after MCO (MC Oujda) won The Botola Pro (Botola) of Morocco. Winners of the football League of Morocco There is also the USMO, the second most popular Football club in Oujda. Town twinning Since 2009, the city has been twinned with Trowbridge in England due to the huge number

main characteristic

Oujda, Bd Mohamed V The main characteristic of the city is having the old city in the centre. The old city maintains traditional features of the Moroccan architecture with its narrow and twisted alleys which leads to the houses and different markets such as jewelry market and the leather market. Music Gharnati refers to a variety of Moroccan music originating in Andalusia. Its name is related, being derived from the Arabic name of the Spanish city of Granada. A lot of Andalusians from Granada have come to live in Oujda after the reconquista. Gharnati constitutes the musical mode most used in the Moroccan city of Oujda, where besides this musical kind is omnipresent and where one organizes each year in June the International Festival of the Gharnati music. This musical art was preserved mainly in Oujda and Rabat and near Moroccan-Algerian border at Tlemcen in Algeria. Like Oran is Oujda the destination of raï. The first musician ever to introduce Gharnati music to Morocco in the 1940s was Mohammed Salah Chaabane known as Sheikh Salah. His sons Mohammed and Nasreddine Chaabane carried on his tradition after his death in 1973. Musicians of (Gharnati) raï include Hamid Bouchnak. Subdivisions The province is divided administratively into the following:

complex rock

indicated to the importance of reviving the economy of the eastern area. In the context of this effort, Technopol Oujda was established. Other efforts such as road improvement, airport expansion and other project to improve the cities economy was founded. Sport thumb Indoor arena (File:Salle omnisport.png) The sports infrastructure in Oujda is composed of a municipal stadium, an Olympic venue, the Honneur Stadium of Oujda, built in 1976, the sports complex 'Rock' including a rugby (Rugby football) stadium, a complex tennis in the park Lala Aicha, a golf course and two sports halls. Football The first football club to win the Throne Cup of Morocco was the Moloudia Club of Oujda (MC Oujda) (MCO) in 1957 after defeating the Wydad of Casablanca (Wydad Casablanca), in the next year MCO (MC Oujda) won his second and successive throne cup against the same club, in 1959 MCO (MC Oujda) was in his third successive final, but this time the club lost against the FAR (FAR Rabat) of Rabat, the next year MCO (MC Oujda) played his 4th successive final against the FUS of Rabat (FUS Rabat) and won the cup, in 1962 MCO (MC Oujda) won his last Throne cup against the Kawkab Athletic Club of Marrakech (KAC Marrakech). Winners of the Throne Cup of Morocco After teen years, the Mouloudya of Oujda (MC Oujda) came back to win in 1972 the Maghreb Cup,

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Mohammed Ben Aarafa, whose reign was perceived as illegitimate, sparked active opposition to the French and Spanish protectorates. The most notable violence occurred in Oujda where Moroccans attacked French and other European residents in the streets. Operations by the newly created "Jaish al-tahrir" (Liberation Army), were launched on October 1, 1955. Jaish al-tahrir was created by "Comité de Libération du Maghreb Arabe" (Arab Maghreb Liberation Committee) in Cairo


coordinates_region MA subdivision_type Country subdivision_name Morocco subdivision_type1 Region (Regions of Morocco) subdivision_name1 Oriental (Oriental (Morocco)) established_title First settled established_date Roman times established_title2 Modern city established_date2 994 established_date3 elevation_m 470 elevation_ft population_total 510,550

by Musa bin Nusayr. The city was founded in 994 by Ziri ibn Atiyya, Berber king of the Zenata tribes. As a place of refuge, according to Ibn Khaldun Further additions were made in 1048. In the mid-11th century, Oujda acquired prominence through its strategic position on the road east from Sijilmasa. Throughout the history of the dynasties of the Muslim West, Oujda played an important strategic role among the Merinids, settled in Fes, in this case

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likely to succeed Boumediene were Mohammad Salah Yahiaoui and Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The latter had served as a foreign secretary at the United Nations for sixteen years. He was a prominent member of the Oujda clan and regarded as a pro-Western liberal. Yahiaoui was closely affiliated with the communists, permitting the Parti de l'Avant-Garde Socialiste (PAGS) to acquire jurisdiction over the mass trade union and youth organizations. The country's constitution and political institutions were abolished, and he ruled through a Revolutionary Council of his own mostly military supporters. Many of them had been his companions during the war years, when he was based around the Moroccan (Morocco) border town of Oujda, which caused analysts to speak of the "Oujda Group". (One prominent member of this circle was Boumédienne's long-time foreign minister, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who, since 1999, has been Algeria's president.) align center 240 Will be used for summer scheduled from Tangier, Oujda and Nador - - 8 Oujda 398,131 Oujda Angad Oriental (Oriental (Morocco)) - - 8 Oujda 473,922 Oriental (Oriental (Morocco)) - Morocco The murder of French citizens in Casablanca was used as a pretext for Lyautey to occupy Oujda in eastern Morocco on the Algerian border in 1907. Having been promoted to ''général de division'', Lyautey was Military Governor of French Morocco from 4 August 1907 to 28 April 1912. After the Convention of Fez established a protectorate over Morocco, Lyautey served as Resident-General of French Morocco from 28 April 1912 to 25 August 1925. Geographic distribution Rifian is spoken mainly in the Moroccan (Morocco) Rif on the Mediterranean coast and in the Rif mountains, with a large minority in the Spanish (Spain) Autonomous cities (Autonomous city) Melilla. There are also speakers of Rifian in Morocco outside the Rif region, among them are sizable communities in Oujda, Tangiers, Tetouan, Larache, Fes, and Casablanca. A substantial Rifian-speaking community exists in the Netherlands and Belgium as well as in other European countries including Germany, France, and mainland Spain. Its own speakers simply call it Tamazight, a term also often applied in a broader sense to Berber languages in general. Life Dib was born in Tlemcen in western Algeria, near the border with Morocco, into a middle class family which had descended into poverty. After losing his father at a young age, Dib started writing poetry at 15. At the age of 18, he started working as a teacher in nearby Oujda in Morocco. In his twenties and thirties he worked in various capacities as a weaver, teacher, accountant, interpreter (for the French and British military), and journalist (for newspapers including ''Alger Républicain'' and ''Liberté'', an organ of the Algerian Communist Party). During this period he also studied Literature at the University of Algiers. In 1952, two years before the Algerian revolution, he married a French woman, joined the Algerian Communist Party and visited France. In the same year he published his first novel La Grande Maison (The Great House). Dib was a member of the ''Generation of '52'' — a group of Algerian writers which included Albert Camus and Mouloud Feraoun. The Gibraltar Arc geological region follows the Moroccan coast from Oujda in the east to Tanger in the west, then crosses the Strait of Gibraltar and goes east again from Cádiz to Valencia (Valencia (city in Spain)) and the Balearic Islands. *Nador - Nador International Airport *Oujda - Angads Airport *Tangier - Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport * Algeria: Tlemcen, Algiers, Bejaia, Blida, Constantine (Constantine, Algeria), and Oran. * Morocco: Fez (Fes), Tetuan, Oujda, Rabat, Sala (Chellah), Tanger, and Chefchaoun - in several of these cities the orchestras are attached to music conservatories of Morocco. * Tunisia: Tunis, Testour, and Kairouan. - style "background:#DDDDDD;" Oujda

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on petroleum-related projects; he retired from it in 1999, only to join President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's cabinet later that year. As Minister for Energy, he presided over a period of increasing liberalization of the formerly strictly state-owned petroleum market in Algeria. thumb 275px Berkane, market town. (File:Berkane, market town (Morocco).jpg) '''Berkane''' (Berber (Berber language): Berkan, ) is a city in the northeastern Morocco in the area of Thrifa


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: '''Wejda''', ⵡⴻⵊⴷⴰ; south of the Mediterranean Sea. It is the capital of the Oriental Region (Oriental (Morocco)) of Morocco. History 200px thumb Ancien mirador (File:Oujda.medina. tour de control.jpg) There is some evidence of a settlement during the Roman

, it was contested by the Alaouite dynasty of Morocco and the Turks in Algiers. In 1692, Sultan Ismail led in the Turks, who established their hegemony on Algeria. Oujda fell again under Turkish rule in the following century. The French occupied it in 1844 and again in 1859. Also to the west is the site of the 1844 major Franco-Moroccan Battle of Isly. Once Morocco was occupied by the French, Oujda was used as a military base to control eastern Morocco. The city grew up

along the roads that were built and owes much of its present form to the French. The Moroccan border with Algeria is just east of Oujda; on the other side of the border is the Algerian town of Maghnia. The state of the border crossing depends on relations between the two countries, which are often strained. Geography The city is located west of Algeria, with an estimated altitude of


, Tafilalet by the Alaouites (Alaouite dynasty), Oujda by the Ottomans and many other territories lost to warlords, Zaouias (Zawiyya) leaders and refractory tribes ; they lost gradually the control over the territories that remained under their rule until 1659, when they disappeared from the Moroccan political and military scenes. **Marrakech - Marrakech-Menara Airport **Oujda - Angads Airport begins 2 November **Tangier - Ibn Battouta Airport ''focus city


'''Oujda''' (Berber (Berber language): '''Wejda''', ⵡⴻⵊⴷⴰ; south of the Mediterranean Sea. It is the capital of the Oriental Region (Oriental (Morocco)) of Morocco.

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