Imider

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Imider
commune
Country  Morocco
Region Drâa-Tafilalte
Province Tinghir
Population (2004)
 • Total 3,936
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Imider (Imiter) is a commune in the Tinghir Province of the Drâa-tafilalte administrative region of Morocco. At the time of the 2004 census, the commune had a total population of 3936 people living in 507 households.[1]

Imider is known for a big silver mine (the seventh biggest producer of silver in the world, and the biggest mine in Africa), exploited by SMI (Société Métallurgique d'Imiter), of which the Moroccan Royal family is the main shareholder. In 2012, the village organised sit-ins to reclaim a part of the wealth extracted from the region by the mine. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2004". Haut-commissariat au Plan, Lavieeco.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 23, 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz80LMrXsBo