Azrou – a perfect marriage between nature and history near Oujda city

Azrou is a reputation that displays a geographical landmark. Actually, the town owes its title to a big rock crash ("Azrou", which implies "rock" within the Berber Tamazight language). The town of Azrou (51,000 inhabitants) is a municipality within the Moroccan province of Ifrane, positioned at a strategic junction between Central Atlas and Excessive Atlas close to the Midelt of Timahdite and the Tadla Plain close to Khenifra.

Azrou is a metropolis surrounded by stunning inexperienced mountains that give it a particular appeal, moreover the wealthy biodiversity represented by the well-known cedar, the Barbary monkeys known as the Maggots (Macaca Sylvanus) and the attractive residence of the butterflies. The Azrou space makes enticing selections for summer time adventurers, hikers and picnics from the encircling cities. The standard of city Azrou, with its purple tiled roofs, bears the stamp of European model.

Azrou is greatest identified for internet hosting the primary college within the Berber area, the School of Berber Azrou. The Bnou Ziad Tariq faculty was constructed by French colonial authorities so as to prepare officers within the Moroccan colonial authorities. This was one of many insurance policies of the Berber group, however the residents agreed to let Berbers remedy their issues of justice in response to their customs, which that they had completed for millennia with out resorting to different justice (Colonial or Makhzen). Subsequent, the Arabs in Fez, Rabat and Salé have been anxious that they’d lose management of the nation in all of Morocco, primarily in Berber communities. Their results have been diminished, though the appliance of "Sharia" (Islamic legislation) was in place.

The college grew to become an academic establishment within the area, the place part of politics and the army from 1956 to 1973 emerged. After independence, the college was renamed Azrou Excessive Faculty "Tariq Ibn Ziad". The town is dominated by the authorities since independence, a scenario that’s confirmed by the truth that the town, although extra prestigious than Ifrane, doesn’t actually have a district standing, a lot lower than Wilaya. Within the metropolis there are four or 5 accommodations and the world is thought for cedar woods, cherry bushes, apple bushes and monkeys, and a greenhouse within the neighborhood of the city of Ben Smim.

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