Assa, Morocco

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Assa is located in Morocco
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 28°36′31″N 9°25′37″W / 28.60861°N 9.42694°W / 28.60861; -9.42694Coordinates: 28°36′31″N 9°25′37″W / 28.60861°N 9.42694°W / 28.60861; -9.42694
Country  Morocco
Region Guelmim-Es Semara
Population (2012)
 • Total 18,367[1]
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Assa is a small town in southern Morocco, in the Assa-Zag province of the Guelmim-Es Semara region, about 100 km south-east of Guelmim and about 300 km south-west of Foum Zguid. It lies in a desert area north of the Jbel Ouarkziz and is part of the Sahrawi-inhabited southern region of Morocco. The Draa River lies to its south, and the N12 highway crosses the town.

In the 2012 census Assa had a population of 18,367, the largest in its province and sixth largest in the region. [1]