town, southern Morocco. The town lies near the Atlantic coast and the Tachilla and Ouarzemimene mountains of the Anti-Atlas range. It was founded in 1882 during the reign of Mawlāy Ḥasan as a military base from which he launched expeditions to subdue the peoples of the Sous River (Oued Sous) region and the neighbouring mountainous areas. Tiznit was eventually occupied by French troops (1917–56). Enclosed by 4 miles (6 km) of walls, it is now a market centre where irrigated orchards, dates, vegetables, and barley are cultivated. Cereals, sheep, goats, and cattle are raised in the area surrounding the town, and there are iron deposits in the mountains. Artisan industries include jewelry, engraved silver, and inlaid weapons. The town is connected by road with Agadir. Pop. (2004) 53,682.

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