Want to discover Berkane? There are a thousand ways to do it. A very ancient city known by several historians, is full of amazing archaeological site. The region of Berkane was known to the Romans since it was described by several of their chroniclers.
The Romans said that this area was on the banks of the Muluxa or Mulucha (The Moulouya River). Located in the vicinity of Tafoughalt where human presence dates back to 100,000 years ago.
Located in northeastern Morocco, in the eastern Rif region to the north of the Beni-Snassen Mountains, with its population of 205,000 inhabitants, and it is located in the bowels of the magnificent mountains of the Rif. It is a region that stretches from the Algerian border (Oued Kiss) to the Moulouya river in the west (bordered by the Ayt Stoutte tribe).
They dominate a vast area of plains: Triffa in the north and Angad in the south. Berkane's economy is mainly based on agriculture, and the city is designated as the citrus capital of eastern Morocco.
Clementines and oranges from Berkane are known and appreciated all over the world. The quality and success of Berkane’s clementines has prompted the authorities to give these citrus fruits a protected designation of origin.
In addition, Berkane is the granary of the Oriental Moroccan. Many Moroccan meals make the famous couscous from the wheat of the region of Berkane. This region supplies the Oriental and the rest of Morocco with vegetables and fruits.