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L’Évolution De La Structure Et De La Primatie Urbaines Au Maroc


  • Maurice CATIN

    () (LEAD, Université du Sud Toulon-Var)

  • Christine CUENCA

    (DEFI, Université de la Méditerranée)

  • Abdelhak KAMAL

    (LEAD, Université du Sud Toulon-Var)


The urban population has considerably increased in Morocco since 1950 due to the rural exodus. The urban system is relatively unbalanced and is dominated by the agglomeration of Casablanca. The level of primacy has decreased since the 1970s to the benefit of a few large agglomerations. The evolution of the urban structure may mainly be accounted for by the geographical distribution of activities and the evolution of productive specializations that go hand in hand with development and that are featured by the bell-shaped curve of urban and regional inequalities.

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  • Maurice CATIN & Christine CUENCA & Abdelhak KAMAL, 2008. "L’Évolution De La Structure Et De La Primatie Urbaines Au Maroc," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 27, pages 215-223.
  • Handle: RePEc:tou:journl:v:27:y:2008:p:215-223

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    1. Maurice Catin & Christophe Van Huffel, 2003. "Concentration urbaine et industrialisation," Mondes en développement, De Boeck Université, vol. 121(1), pages 87-107.
    2. Maurice Catin & Christophe Van Huffel, 2008. "Urbanisation, étapes de développement et ouverture internationale," Mondes en développement, De Boeck Université, vol. 0(3), pages 69-78.
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    JEL classification:

    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)


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