Amizmiz

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Amizmiz
Amizmiz from the nearby hills.
Amizmiz from the nearby hills.
Amizmiz is located in Morocco
Amizmiz
Amizmiz
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 31°13′N 8°15′W / 31.217°N 8.250°W / 31.217; -8.250
Country  Morocco
Region Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Amizmiz (أمزميز AMZ-meez) is a small town in Morocco approximately 55 kilometers south of Marrakech. It lies at the foot of the High Atlas mountain range.

Its population of approximately 11,000 [1] consists mainly of Berbers of Chleuh origin who speak the Shilha dialect. Its weekly souk every Tuesday is well known in the area.

Within the town.

Geographically and economically, Amizmiz acts as a juncture point between the many small Berber villages in the surrounding area. The weekly souk is an important part of this economic role, as individual Berber farmers from the hills surrounding Amizmiz bring their produce and livestock to sell and, in return, purchase packaged food items like tea and sugar—items brought in from Marrakech by local merchants.

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Coordinates: 31°13′N 8°15′W / 31.217°N 8.250°W / 31.217; -8.250