Taourirt, Morocco

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Taourirt
تاوريرت
Tawrirt / ⵜⴰⵡⵔⵉⵔⵜ
The entrance of Taourirt city
The entrance of Taourirt city
Taourirt is located in Morocco
Taourirt
Taourirt
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 34°25′1″N 2°53′6″W / 34.41694°N 2.88500°W / 34.41694; -2.88500Coordinates: 34°25′1″N 2°53′6″W / 34.41694°N 2.88500°W / 34.41694; -2.88500
Country  Morocco
Region Oriental
Population (2004)
 • Total 120,024
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Taourirt (Berber: Tawrirt, ⵜⴰⵡⵔⵉⵔⵜ; Arabic: تاوريرت‎) is a town in Taourirt Province in the northern part of Morocco. Situated in the Oriental region about 100 km west to the city of Oujda.

The town is important as a transport link: the main east-west railway from Casablanca - Rabat - Fez in the west to Oujda in the east runs through Taourirt. Also bus lines running from several cities in the Nador province (including the city of Nador) make a stop in the town.

The new branch line of the Moroccan railways running from Taourirt to Nador opened in 2009. This line runs alongside the existing road, through the mountains, to Nador.

Taourirt is also known because of its ancient Kasbah.

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