Oujda, Morocco

Oujda is a major Moroccan city in its northeast near the border with Algeria. Oujda is the capital city of the Oriental region of northeastern Morocco and has a population of about 558,000 people. It is located about 15 kilometres (9 miles) west of the Moroccan-Algerian border in the south of Beni-Znassen ( Aït Iznassen ) mountains and about 55 km (34 miles) south of the Mediterranean Sea coast.