Photographer's Note

Tinghir (Arabic: تنغير‎, Tamazight ⵜⵉⵏⴻⵖⵉⵔ), located in south-eastern Morocco, south of the High Atlas and north of the Little Atlas, is part of the region of Ouarzazate.
The name originally referred Tineghir the mountain "IGHIR" which meant the shoulder Tamazight,but it has gradually expanded to bring together all the villages around and give this name to the whole oasis.
The city proper of Tineghir (Baladia tinghir) has 36,000 inhabitants, while the area as a whole has 86,500 inhabitants according to the 2004 census. Tineghir, in the region of Ouarzazate, is populated by Amazighs. Tineghir is at the center of one of the most beautiful oases of southern Morocco. This lush palm covers about 30 miles on 500 to 1500 m wide tracts along the Wadi Todgha. After the Todra Gorge, Wadi Todgha is difficult to spawn a passage on the southern slopes of the great atlas (Tizgui), then leads into the great plain to meander slightly over twenty kilometers up Ferkla.
The palm Todgha, very dense and widespread, consists of only two sides of the ASSIF Todgha, it is irrigated by a network of pipes called tirgouine (plural of Târgu). Absorbed by a large number of irrigation canals, water from the ASSIF Todgha generally can not trickle up.Ferkla through his bed and then lay in the Ghris, but there are times when water during heavy floods, but it usually only lasts a few days.
Tineghir is a huge oasis stretching about 30 km long and varies in width from a few kilometers upstream and 4 km downstream. The climate of eastern Tinghir arid subtropical regions, ie hot, dries winters plus costs, in relation to altitude (1430 meters). There are a few rainy days per year, the largest precipitation occurring in fall and winter.
Tineghir region is wedged between two mountain ranges, stretching over 700 km long, south-west to north-eastern Morocco: High Atlas north climax over 4167m (Adrar Toubkal). Little Atlas to the south which is the Adrar Sarhro continuity. This is called path-South Atlas, which is also the road from Ouarzazate to Imtghren. During the second era, this region has been periodically invaded by the sea, where thick deposits of sediments rich in marine fossils (ammonites are well represented). The uplift of the atlas, mainly during the Tertiary, causing the withdrawal of the sea and the deformation of the strata of rocks (folds, faults). Wind erosion and river eventually shape the desert landscape of limestone and clay. Todgha the river has widened over time these layers of rock, which gave rise to impressive canyons 300m high but only 10m wide in some places. Then the river widens and its banks to develop a green oasis (gardens, palm trees ...) edged radically with the colors red ocher of the desert stone.
His Majesty King Mohamed VI gave his high approval on 21 January 2009 to create a prefecture city Tinghir, an initiative that came to meet the needs of the inhabitants of the city and under High guidance contained in the speech to the Royal up a legal and institutional framework for a comprehensive reform of territorial administration that is based on the principles of good governance and strengthening the administration policy of proximity.


Tinghir è un comune del Marocco, nella Provincia di Ouarzazate nella regione di Souss-Massa-Draâ. Gli abitanti di Tinghir appartengono alle tribù berbere dell'Atlante.
Il nome Tinghir dalla lingua berbera vuol dire "Delle montagne" perché questo comune è circondato dalle montagne.

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  • Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10836 W: 126 N: 19699] (103110)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-09-29
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2011-11-23 0:57
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