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Key Facts

Casablanca is a commune, part of the Region of the Grand Casablanca. The commune is divided into 8 districts or prefectures, which are themselves divided into 16 subdivisions or arrondissements and 1 municipality. The 8 districts and their subdivisions are as follows

Aïn Chock (عين الشق) 
Aïn Sebaâ - Hay Mohammadi (عين السبع الحي المحمدي) 
Anfa (أنفا) - Anfa (أنفا)
Ben M'Sick (بن مسيك) 
Sidi Bernoussi (سيدي برنوصي) 
Al Fida - Mers Sultan (الفداء - مرس السلطان) 
Hay Hassani (الحي الحسني) 
Moulay Rachid (مولاي رشيد) 

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