Rissani, Errachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco

🇲🇦 Rissani is a town in Errachidia Province in eastern Morocco, located near Erfoud. It is the closest town of significant size to the Erg Chebbi, the largest sand desert in Morocco.

The mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif, third great-grandfather of Moulay Cherif, founder of the Alaouite Dynasty of Morocco, is located on the southern edge of town.

Rissani is the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Its location as a crossroads between north and south gave the city a certain importance in previous times.

A former major caravan centre, Rissani remains a major commercial centre in the region, with a large souk, particularly lively on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. It is noted for its leather and goat skin trading.

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Rissani has a population of over 20,469 people. Rissani also forms part of the wider Errachidia Province which has a population of over 556,612 people. Rissani is situated 97 km south of Errachidia.

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