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M'rirt (Morocco)
Basic data
State : MoroccoMorocco Morocco
Region : Béni Mellal-Khénifra
Province : Khénifra
Coordinates 33 ° 10 ′  N , 5 ° 34 ′  W Coordinates: 33 ° 10 ′  N , 5 ° 34 ′  W
Residents : 42,730 (2014)
Area : 7.55 km²
Population density : 5,660 inhabitants per km²
Height : 1125  m
M'rirt in the Middle Atlas
M'rirt in the Middle Atlas

M'rirt ( Arabic مريرت, Central Atlas Tamazight ⵎⵔⵉⵔⵜ Mrirt ) is the second largest city in the province of Khénifra in the Béni Mellal-Khénifra region in central Morocco with around 45,000 inhabitants .


M'rirt is located at an altitude of about 1125  m in the northwestern foothills of the Middle Atlas about 31 km (driving distance) northeast of the provincial capital Khénifra . The city of Azrou is another 50 km northeast. The climate is temperate because of the altitude; Rain (approx. 715 mm / year) falls almost exclusively in the winter months.


year 1994 2004 2014
Residents 25,942 35,196 42,730

Most of the people of M'rirt are of Berber descent; A regional dialect of the Central Atlas Tamazight and Moroccan Arabic are spoken . The growth of the city in the past few decades is mainly due to the - still ongoing - immigration from the surrounding villages.


The region is highly agriculturally oriented, with herds of sheep and goat still roaming the country. The city forms the mercantile, craft, school and service center. There are several mines in the area that mine lead , zinc and silver ores . 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 after the independence of Morocco.


The city has no historical or culturally significant sights.


  • Mohamed Rouicha (1950–2012), composer, singer and lyricist, was born in M'rirt.

Web links

Commons : M'rirt  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. M'rirt - Population Statistics
  2. M'rirt - Map with altitude information
  3. M'rirt - climate tables