Aït Melloul

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Aït Melloul
أيت ملول
ⴰⵢⵜ ⵎⴻⵍⵍⵓⵍ
City
Official seal of Aït Melloul
Seal
Motto(s): العمل اساس كل نجاح
Location of Ait Melloul
Location of Ait Melloul
Aït Melloul is located in Morocco
Aït Melloul
Aït Melloul
Location of Ait Melloul
Coordinates: 30°20′03″N 9°29′50″W / 30.33417°N 9.49722°W / 30.33417; -9.49722Coordinates: 30°20′03″N 9°29′50″W / 30.33417°N 9.49722°W / 30.33417; -9.49722
Country Morocco
Region Souss-Massa
Prefecture Inezgane-Aït Melloul
Government
 • Mayor Al Hussein Lasri
Area
 • Total 40 km2 (20 sq mi)
Highest elevation 26 m (85 ft)
Lowest elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Population (2014 Census)[1]
 • Total 171,847
 • Density 4,300/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+1 (WEST)
Postal code 86150
Area code(s) +212
Website aitmelloul.ma

Aït Melloul (Arabic: أيت ملول‎; Berber: ⴰⵢⵜ ⵎⴻⵍⵍⵓⵍ, Ayt Mellul) is a city in the south of Morocco. It is located in the suburban area of Agadir just south east of Inezgane, on the southern bank of the Sous River. According to the 2014 population census, the city is home to 171,847 inhabitants and 39,697 households. [1] The city is part of the Inezgane-Aït Melloul prefecture in the administrative subdivision of Ait Melloul.

History[edit]

The area surrounding the current city of Ait Melloul was documented as a rural area in the south of Morocco in 1975. Since 1992, it became an urban area with Ait Melloul as the center. [2]

Climate[edit]

Ait Melloul is characterized with a mild and temperate climate in general, sometimes hot and dry. The climate of the city is influenced by the air currents from the Atlantic ocean. Dry currents from the south and hot winds from the Sahara also influence the climate and temperature of the city.

Transport[edit]

Air[edit]

Ait Melloul is home for Al Massira international airport which is one of the busiest airports in the south of Morocco.

Road[edit]

The Spanish bus company ALSA provides bus services in the city since 2010 with lines from and to Agadir and Inezgane.

Education[edit]

The city is home to several high schools such as Almaarifa high school. It has also several universities such as some faculties of Ibn Zohr university and Sharia faculty.

Sports[edit]

The largest football club of the city is Union Aït Melloul which is playing in the second division of the Moroccan football league. The team plays at the municipal stadium of Ait Melloul which can host up to 5,000 fans.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "POPULATION LÉGALE DES RÉGIONS, PROVINCES, PRÉFECTURES, MUNICIPALITÉS, ARRONDISSEMENTS ET COMMUNES DU ROYAUME D'APRÈS LES RÉSULTATS DU RGPH 2014" (in Arabic and French). High Commission for Planning, Morocco. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "تعريف بالمدينة". الموقع الإلكتروني لجماعة أيت ملول (in Arabic). Retrieved 2018-06-08. 

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