Tata, Morocco

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Tata is located in Morocco
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 29°44′34″N 7°58′21″W / 29.74278°N 7.97250°W / 29.74278; -7.97250Coordinates: 29°44′34″N 7°58′21″W / 29.74278°N 7.97250°W / 29.74278; -7.97250
Country Morocco
ProvinceTata Province
 • MayorMoulay Mahdi El Habibi
 • Total18,611
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)
Caves de Messalite

Tata (Arabic: طاطا‎, Berber languages: ⵟⴰⵟⴰ) is a province in south-western Morocco with a population of 18.611[1] according to the country's 2014 census. It is the largest city in Tata Province.[2]

It is situated on a desert plain of the Sahara Desert, southeast of Agadir and Taroudant, close to the Algerian border and the mountain range Anti-Atlas located at the foot of The Bani mountain ranges a lower-range along the southern side of the Anti-Atlas (Arabic: سلسلة جبال باني‎). Tourists use the town as a base for excursions in the area. Tata lies on the N12 highway between to the north-east of the regional capital Guelmim and to the south of the neighboring region of Drâa-Tafilalet. Due to the remoteness of the area there is no border crossing with Algeria.


  • Anthony Ham; et al. (February 2007). Morocco. Lonely Planet. ISBN 978-1-74059-974-0.