Tinghir, located in Moroccan south-east, with leaving the High Atlas and vis-a-vis Adrar Sarhro, belonged to the province of Ouarzazate till 2009, it is since the capital of the Berber province of Tinghir (with Boumalne, El-Kelaa, Assoul and Alnif).
The name of Tin-Ghir initially indicated the place (Tin) of the mountain " IGHIR" (shoulder in Tamazight) and a village of Berber Moslems in the center of oasis Todgha. The city itself of Tineghir (Municipality of Tinghir) account 36.000 inhabitants while oasis as a whole adds up 86 500 inhabitants according to the census of 2004. Tineghir, just like the area of Ouarzazate, is populated Amazighs, or Berber. Tineghir is in the center of the most beautiful oases of the Moroccan south. This luxuriant palm plantation extends on approximately 30 km out of 500 to 1500 m broad while following Todgha wadi.
With leaving the Throats Todgha, Wadi spawning time with difficulty a passage on the southern slopes of the large atlas (Tizgi), then leads in the large plain connecting Ouarzazate to Tafilalt to curve to a score of kilometers till Ferkla.
The palm plantation of Todgha, very dense and very wide, is composed only of two banks of Asif Todgha, it is irrigated by a network of drains one calls Tirgwin (sg Targa). Absorptive by a great number of these channels irrigation, water of asif generally do not arrive till Ferkla.
Its bed meets Ferkla to be thrown in Gheris, but water there arrives that at the time of strong risings and that lasts generally only a few days.
Economy of the city rests on the currencies of its emigrated population, and the repercussions of their holidays to the country in July and August; but also dairy breeding (the fields are covered from now on with alfalfa and corn), related services with tourism and as well as very the richissime mine imitre where several hundreds of people work days and nights. (Wikipedia source)
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