Aroumd

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Aroumd
View of Aroumd in 2018.
View of Aroumd in 2018.
Aroumd is located in Morocco
Aroumd
Aroumd
Aroumd in Morocco
Coordinates: 31°07′34″N 7°55′01″W / 31.1260°N 7.9170°W / 31.1260; -7.9170
Country  Morocco
Region Marrakesh-Safi
Province Al Haouz Province

Aroumd (pronounced "arr-umm-n-d", also spelt Armed, Around, Arempt) is a small Berber village in the Ait Mizane Valley of the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Its population is around 1,900. Its altitude is 1900 m above sea level.[1] Aroumd is 40 minutes' walk up the valley from Imlil, and is quieter and seen as more traditional. Aroumd is the highest village in the Ait Mizane Valley and so forms a good base for summitting Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. The route into Toubkal passes by Aroumd which is in Toubkal National Park.[2]

Village life is organised primarily by the Association pour le Developpement d'Armed, which is a charity formed by the elders of the village. Recent projects have included resurfacing and widening the mountain roads, and getting electricity and running water to all the houses in the village.


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