|Region :||Béni Mellal-Khénifra|
|Residents :||1,417 (2014)|
Aguelmous or Aguelmouss ( Arabic اكلموس, Central Atlas Tamazight ⴰⴳⵍⵎⵓⵙ ) is a small town with around 17,000 inhabitants and the capital of a large rural community (Commune rural) with around 35,000 inhabitants in the province of Khénifra in the Béni Mellal-Khénifra region in central Morocco .
Location and climate
Aguelmous is located at an altitude of about Middle Atlas about 35 km (driving distance) northwest of the provincial capital Khénifra . The town of M'rirt is 33 km to the east. The climate is temperate to warm; the annual amount of precipitation (approx. 565 mm) falls almost exclusively during the winter half-year.in the northwestern foothills of the
Most of the inhabitants of Aguelmous are of Berber descent; A regional dialect of the Central Atlas Tamazight and Moroccan Arabic are spoken . While the small town is growing more and more through immigration from the surrounding villages, the population of the surrounding rural communities has stagnated for years.
The region is largely agriculturally oriented, with herds of sheep and goats still roaming the country; the small town forms the mercantile, craft, school and service center. In the villages of the surrounding area, Berber carpets with mostly traditional patterns are woven or knotted in homework .
In the absence of written records, nothing is known about the earlier history of the place, which only gained importance during the French protectorate (1912-1956) and especially after the independence of Morocco.
The place and the rural community have no historically or culturally significant sights.