Name of municipality: Drarga

Population: 70,793 inhabitants (2014)

Area: 216 km²

Geographically, the town is located south-east of the city of Agadir on the National Road (R.N.8) linking the cities of Agadir and Marrakesh

President: Mrs Aicha Idbouch

Contact: Mr. Boutaib Noureddine:


Main features:

The commune features vast forests of 11,148 hectares. It is a natural and urban extension of the city of Agadir near the Marrakesh-Agadir highway and the seaport of Agadir. There is an extensive road network and a network of major associations.

There is a strong willingness of the population to contribute to the development process.

Main economic activities:

The main economic activities of the Municipality of Drarga are of 3 types: agricultural, industrial and commercial. Agriculture is the dominant activity in the whole Souss-Massa-Drâa region as well as in the Municipality of Drarga. In this territory, there are two main types of agriculture: so-called traditional agriculture, which affects the majority of farmers because of their average standard of living and the use of less expensive farming techniques. The second type of agriculture, known as “modern” agriculture, is intended for commercialization (Rural Municipality of Drarga, 2009). As for industry, the sector is developing in the commune. At present, only the processing industry of the outputs of quarries and sandpits is present. Trade is an activity linked to the needs of citizens. There are therefore retail outlets for consumer products, such as grocery stores, butcher stores and other food products. There are also shops selling clothing, building materials, etc.

Conditions and environmental challenges:

Since 2018, the city of Drarga has been committed to the initiative of the Covenant of Mayors. The municipality is currently preparing its Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plan (SEACAP) with the assistance of the Clima-Med project.