Bni Drar

Bni Drar
بني درار
Ban-i Drār
Bni Drar

Location in Morocco

Coordinates: 34°51′28″N 1°59′34″W / 34.85778°N 1.99278°W / 34.85778; -1.99278Coordinates: 34°51′28″N 1°59′34″W / 34.85778°N 1.99278°W / 34.85778; -1.99278
Country  Morocco
Region Oriental
Prefecture Oujda-Angad
Elevation 475 m (1,558 ft)
Population (2004)
  Total 8,919
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
  Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Bni Drar or Ban-i Drār (Arabic: بني درار) is a municipality in the Oujda-Angad prefecture in the Oriental Region of Morocco. In the country's 2004 census Bni Drar's population was recorded as 8,919, making it the second largest settlement in the prefecture after the city of Oujda.[1] In 1994 its population was 6663 and it is estimated in 2012 that its population is 11,083.[2]

It lies on the N2 highway 20 km to the northwest of the regional capital, Oujda, and 17 km southeast of Ahfir. It is near the closed border with Algeria.

The town has a school and a lycée, a market, a hospital, a woman's club and a cemetery.[3]


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