Lying in north-western Morocco, Gharb-Chrarda-Béni Hssen is poorly developed economically due to neglect by its administration. The central part of the region is the most prosperous, but the south and the east are quite impoverished. Despite its lack of development, it is the second most important agricultural region of Morroco after Tadla, being a particularly rich provider of rice, sugarcane, and strawberries.
Its capital, Kenitra, is a port town on the Sebou. Its areas and neighbourhoods may be divided into the Medina (particularly the Khazabate) and the modern cities Bir Rami, Mimosa and Ville Haute. Its most popular district is Saknia.
The only other province in the region is Sidi Kacem.