Errachidia

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Errachidia
Imetghern
قصر السوق Ksar es-Souk
ⵉⵖⵔⴻⵎ ⵏ ⵓⵍⵣⵓⵣ Ighrem n Ulzuz
City
الرشيدية
Coat of arms of Errachidia
Coat of arms
Errachidia is located in Morocco
Errachidia
Errachidia
location of Errachidia in Morocco
Coordinates: 31°55′55″N 4°25′28″W / 31.93194°N 4.42444°W / 31.93194; -4.42444Coordinates: 31°55′55″N 4°25′28″W / 31.93194°N 4.42444°W / 31.93194; -4.42444
Country  Morocco
Region Drâa-Tafilalet
Province Errachidia
Elevation 1,009 m (3,310 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 95 265

Errachidia (Arabic: الرشيدية‎‎, ar-Rachīdīya, Berber: ⵉⵎⵜⵖⴻⵔⵏ Imtgheren) is a city in Morocco, located in the Errachidia Province, in the region of Drâa-Tafilalet. Both languages Berber and Arabic spoken largely in this city. Israeli politician Meir Sheetrit was born in this city in 1948. He immigrated to Israel in 1957.

Toponymy[edit]

Formerly known as "Ksar Es Souk" (Berber: ⵉⵖⵔⴻⵎ ⵏ ⵓⵍⵣⵓⵣ, Ighrem n Ulzuz), the city was renamed Errachidia around 1975 in honor of the second son of Hassan II, Moulay Rachid.

Demography[edit]

Culture[edit]

The city was part of the route of the 2006 and 2007 Dakar Rally.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://gazetteer.de/wg.php?x=1162128716&men=gcis&lng=fr&dat=32&geo=-134&srt=npan&col=aohdq&pt=c&va=x