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Tiznit

Tiznit, Morocco.
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Tiznit, Morocco.

Tiznit, Morocco.
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Tiznit, Morocco.

Tiznit, Morocco.
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Tiznit, Morocco.

Tiznit, Morocco.
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Tiznit, Morocco.

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City in Morocco with 55,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate), situated in the interior of the southern regions of the country.
The economic base is production of high quality silver jewellery, and trade. Tiznit has some importance as a tourist destination.

History
1881: The town of Tiznit is founded by Moulay Hassan, by setting up city walls around a group of ksours.
1912: With the resistance of El Hiba, "The Blue Sultan", Tiznit becomes for a couple of years central in southern resistance to the French colonial power.
1956: With Morocco's independence, Tiznit becomes part of the new nation.





By Tore Kjeilen