Guelmim (in Berber languages: Agʷelmim, ⴰⴳⵯⵍⵎⵉⵎ, in Arabic: ڭلميم, also spelled in European sources: Glaimim, Goulimine or Guelmin), is a city in southern Morocco, often called Gateway to the Desert. It is the capital of the Guelmim-Oued Noun region which includes southern Morocco (south of the Souss-Massa region) and the northeastern corner of Western Sahara. The population of the city was 187,808 as of the 2014 Moroccan census,[1] making it the largest city in the region. The N1 and N12 highways cross at Guelmim and link it to the nearby region of Souss-Massa.

Guelmim
Agʷelmim / ⴰⴳⵯⵍⵎⵉⵎ
ڭلميم
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Guelmim is located in Morocco
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Location in Morocco
Guelmim is located in Africa
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Guelmim (Africa)
Coordinates: 28°59′N 10°04′W / 28.983°N 10.067°W / 28.983; -10.067
Country Morocco
RegionGuelmim-Oued Noun
ProvinceGuelmim
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Total118,318
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

Guelmim is located just north of Asrir, which was the site of an important trade-route city and the capital of the Saharan tribes. It was known in Arabic sources as Noul Lamta.

It is home to a camel market.

Most of the inhabitants speak either the Tachelhit language or the Hassaniya dialect of Arabic, as it is part of the Sahrawi-inhabited southern region of Morocco.

ClimateEdit

Guelmim has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh).

Climate data for Guelmim
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 18.9
(66.0)
20.1
(68.2)
21.7
(71.1)
22.9
(73.2)
24.4
(75.9)
25.9
(78.6)
27.6
(81.7)
28.0
(82.4)
26.9
(80.4)
25.6
(78.1)
22.5
(72.5)
19.5
(67.1)
23.7
(74.6)
Average low °C (°F) 8.8
(47.8)
9.4
(48.9)
11.7
(53.1)
13.2
(55.8)
15.7
(60.3)
17.3
(63.1)
18.9
(66.0)
19.2
(66.6)
18.1
(64.6)
15.9
(60.6)
12.6
(54.7)
9.6
(49.3)
14.2
(57.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 18
(0.7)
16
(0.6)
11
(0.4)
9
(0.4)
2
(0.1)
1
(0.0)
1
(0.0)
1
(0.0)
5
(0.2)
10
(0.4)
19
(0.7)
26
(1.0)
119
(4.7)
Source: Climate-data.org

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "POPULATION LÉGALE DES RÉGIONS, PROVINCES, PRÉFECTURES, MUNICIPALITÉS, ARRONDISSEMENTS ET COMMUNES DU ROYAUME D'APRÈS LES RÉSULTATS DU RGPH 2014" (in Arabic and French). High Commission for Planning, Morocco. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2017.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Guelmim at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 28°59′N 10°04′W / 28.983°N 10.067°W / 28.983; -10.067