Inezgane

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Inezgane ⵉⵏⴻⵣⴳⵯⴰⵏ
إنزگان
City
The central transport station of Inezgan
The central transport station of Inezgan
Inezgane ⵉⵏⴻⵣⴳⵯⴰⵏ is located in Morocco
Inezgane ⵉⵏⴻⵣⴳⵯⴰⵏ
Inezgane ⵉⵏⴻⵣⴳⵯⴰⵏ
Coordinates: 30°21′57″N 9°32′17″W / 30.36583°N 9.53806°W / 30.36583; -9.53806Coordinates: 30°21′57″N 9°32′17″W / 30.36583°N 9.53806°W / 30.36583; -9.53806
Country  Morocco
Region Souss-Massa
Prefecture Inezgane-Aït Melloul
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 130,333
 • Rank 25th in Morocco
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Inezgane ( Amazigh: ⵉⵏⴻⵣⴳⵯⴰⵏ , Arabic: إنزگان ) is the capital of Inezgane-Aït Melloul Prefecture located on the north bank of the Sous River, about 11.5 km (7.1 mi) south of Agadir, on the Atlantic Ocean coast of Morocco. It is in some ways a suburb to the larger Agadir, but unlike the tourism-centered Agadir, Inezgane is a typical Moroccan/Berber city. Located where the N1, N8 and N10 highways meet, Inezgane is an important transport hub in the region of Souss-Massa.

Inezgane is well known for its souks and silver jewellery, as well as for its vegetable, fruit, and spice market. Tuesday is the main market day, when people come from all the villages nearby to sell their goods and buy provisions for the week.

The name Inezgan might be derived from the Amazigh word ⴰⵏⵣⵉⴳ-ⴰⵏ French Anzig-an meaning "The cave" or "That cave", as there were and are caves in this area.

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