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Khemisset (Amazigh language: Zemmur, Arabic: الخميسات) is a city in northern Morocco with a population of 131,542 recorded in the 2014 Moroccan census.[1] It is situated on the A2 motorway between Rabat (81 km) and Meknès (57 km), and is the capital of Khémisset Province.

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Zemmur / الخميسات
Khemisset is located in Morocco
Location in Morocco
Khemisset is located in Africa
Khemisset (Africa)
Coordinates: 33°49′N 6°04′W
CountryFlag_of_Morocco.svg Morocco
  Rank24th in Morocco
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

From 1912 to 1914 the French built a 600 mm narrow gauge railway from Rabat via Souk el Abra des Sehoul, Tiflet, Dar Caid Bou Driss to Khemisset. It was abandoned in 1935 and lifted before 1942. Between Tiflet, and Khemisset the old track bed of narrow gauge line was later built to Rabat Khemisset main road. The 18 of November Stadium has a capacity of 10,000 and hosts the home games of Ittihad Khémisset. A synthetic grass pitch was installed in 2011.

The population of Khemisset (Zemmour) are Berbers/Amazigh of the Middle Atlas. They speak the Moroccan Amazigh language, particularly the Central Atlas dialect. Also, people in Khemisset and mainly the younger generations speak Moroccan Darija.[2]

Province of Khemisset Economy

The region of Khemisset is located between the Atlas and the northwest, and is 37 km away from the ocean the climate is moderate, where the land is fertile and the climate allows for agriculture. The region of Khemisset has 2 dams 18 valleys and a dayet roumi.

The Khemisset region represents Morocco's production of lentils, where 10,000 hectares are cultivated annually, and the production is to 100,000 quintals.

Sweet grapes for wine are widely produced in the province of Khemisset

Potash field

In 2019, 580 million tons of potash were discovered in the province of Khemisset and production will start in 2024 by company Emmerson PLC The initial production will be 800,000 tons annually