|Region :||Béni Mellal-Khénifra|
|Residents :||42,730 (2014)|
|Area :||7.55 km²|
|Population density :||5,660 inhabitants per km²|
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 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.in the northwestern foothills of the
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.