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Rural commune
Country Morocco
 • Rural commune16,166
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)

Talsint is a town and rural commune in Figuig Province, Oriental, Morocco. According to the 2004 census it had a population of 7,098.[2]

Talsint enjoyed huge media coverage in Morocco, when on 20 August 2000, King Mohammed VI announced the discovery of substantial quantities of oil and natural gas reserves in the region.[3] Further research revealed this to be untrue.


  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 19 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Portail national du Maroc : Discours de S.M. le Roi Mohammed VI à l'occasion du 47ème anniversaire de la Révolution du Roi et du Peuple et du 37ème anniversaire du Souverain. 20/08/2000". Maroc.ma. Archived from the original on 1 September 2006. Retrieved 12 September 2012.

Coordinates: 32°32′23″N 3°26′27″W / 32.539847°N 3.440805°W / 32.539847; -3.440805