Inezgane

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Inezgane
Inezgan ⵉⵏⴻⵣⴳⴰⵏ إنزگان
Inezgane is located in Morocco
Inezgane
Inezgane
Coordinates: 30°21′57″N 9°32′17″W / 30.36583°N 9.53806°W / 30.36583; -9.53806
Population (2004)
 • Total 198,879
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Inezgane (Amazigh: Inezgan, ⵉⵏⴻⵣⴳⴰⵏ, Arabic: إنزگان) is a city on the north bank of the Sus river, about 13 km (8.1 mi) south of Agadir, on the Atlantic Ocean coast of Morocco. It is in some ways a suburb to the larger Agadir, but unlike the tourism-centered Agadir, Inezgane is a typical Moroccan/Berber city. Located where main roads N1, N8 and N10 meets, Inezgane is the main transport hub for the region.

The central transport station of Inezgan

Inezgane is well known for its souks and silver jewellery, as well as for its vegetable, fruit, and spice market. Tuesday is the main market day, when people come from all the villages nearby to sell their goods and buy provisions for the week.

The name Inezgan might be derived from the Amazigh word Anzigan meaning "The cave" or "That cave", as there were and are caves in this area.