Municipality and town
|Province||Al Haouz Province|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (WET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (WEST)|
Ait Ourir is a town and municipality in Al Haouz Province, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco. At the time of the 2004 census, the commune had a total population of 20,005 people living in 3767 households.The town lies on the northern bank of the Ourika River, 29.8 kilometres (18.5 mi) by road to the northwest of Tighedouine and 33.3 kilometres (20.7 mi) east of the city centre of Marrakesh.
The town, described by Footprint Travel Guides as "rather undistinguished", contains a number of important buildings, a hospital, cemetery and several schools such as College Moulay Rachid and Ecole Riyad. The souk of Ait Ourir is of importance to trade in Al Haouz province, with a large market trading agricultural produce, camels, sheep and other items here. A shop at the souk sells tagines cooked over kanounes (cauldrons).Glaoui appears to be an ancient village in the area to the southeast of the town which has effectively become a suburb which contains a kasbah and a mosque. To the southeast is the Ait Ourir Forest. Quartz is mined within the municipality. There are eucalyptus and olive plantations in the area.
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