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Settat

Town hall of Settat, Morocco.
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Town hall of Settat, Morocco.

City in north-central Morocco with 120,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate), on the Chaouia coastal plain. It is the capital of the Chaouia - Ouardigha region with 1.7 million inhabitants (2005 estimate) and an area of 16,760 km².
Settat is the largest settlement in a rich agricultural landscape, being the market centre. The most important produce is cotton, and in Settat the cotton is spinned, woven and clothes are produced. Denim is the city's most noted product.
Settat is well connected with other urban centres by rail and road, being right on the highway, as well as railway, between Casablanca and Marrakech. Casablanca is 60 km north, Marrakech 135 km south and Khouribga 110 km east.
Settat is one of Morocco's richest cities, which is also reflected in an attractive architecture.
Settat has a university.

History
1990: A denim factory is established in Settat.




By Tore Kjeilen