Guelmim

Guelmim

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-Assif 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 is located just north of Asrir, which was the site of an important trade-route city and the capital of the Saharan Berber tribes. It is home to a camel market.