Guelmim

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Guelmim, Morocco

Guelmim / ⴳⵯⴻⵍⵎⵉⵎ

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Guelmim, Morocco is located in Morocco
Guelmim, Morocco
Guelmim, Morocco
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 28°59′N 10°04′W / 28.983°N 10.067°W / 28.983; -10.067
Country Morocco
RegionGuelmim-Oued Noun
ProvinceGuelmim
Population
(2014)[1]
 • Total118,318
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)

Guelmim (in Berber languages: Gʷelmim, ⴳⵯⴻⵍⵎⵉⵎ, in Arabic: گلميم‎, also spelled in European sources: Glaimim, Goulimine or Guelmin), is a city in southern Morocco, often called Gateway to the Desert. It is the capital of the Guelmim-Oued Noun region which includes southern Morocco (south of the Souss-Massa region) and the northeastern corner of Western Sahara. The population of the city was 187,808 as of the 2014 Moroccan census,[1] making it the largest city in the region. The N1 and N12 highways cross at Guelmim and link it to the nearby region of Souss-Massa.

Guelmim is located just north of Asrir, which was the site of an important trade-route city and the capital of the Saharan tribes. It was known in Arabic sources as Noul Lamta.

It is home to a camel market. When hippies "discovered" certain types of colorful African trade beads there in the 1960s, these became known as "Goulamine beads" though they were actually manufactured in Europe, primarily in Venice, Italy.[citation needed]

Many of the inhabitants speak the Hassaniya dialect, as it is part of the Sahrawi-inhabited southern region of Morocco.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Guelmim
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 18.9
(66)
20.1
(68.2)
21.7
(71.1)
22.9
(73.2)
24.4
(75.9)
25.9
(78.6)
27.6
(81.7)
28.0
(82.4)
26.9
(80.4)
25.6
(78.1)
22.5
(72.5)
19.5
(67.1)
23.7
(74.6)
Average low °C (°F) 8.8
(47.8)
9.4
(48.9)
11.7
(53.1)
13.2
(55.8)
15.7
(60.3)
17.3
(63.1)
18.9
(66)
19.2
(66.6)
18.1
(64.6)
15.9
(60.6)
12.6
(54.7)
9.6
(49.3)
14.2
(57.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 18
(0.71)
16
(0.63)
11
(0.43)
9
(0.35)
2
(0.08)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
5
(0.2)
10
(0.39)
19
(0.75)
26
(1.02)
119
(4.69)
Source: Climate-data.org

See also[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.

External links[edit]

Media related to Guelmim at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 28°59′N 10°04′W / 28.983°N 10.067°W / 28.983; -10.067