Figuig Dattier  

Figuig: Flora

 Figuig, city of date palms :   

Whoever says oasis, says palm. A scientific fact and not a proverb.



The date palm plays a very important role in Figuig. It represents almost the entire flore. The date palm is the undisputed main resource since life began in the oasis. The first thing one sees upon entering Figuig is date palm forests that at first glance suggest the main charasteristic of the city: the country of dates.


Scientific Definitions:

Scientifically, date palm is classified as a monocotyledonous plant, which consists of one single root. The date palm is part of the Palmaceae family (Phoenix dactylifera). At the top of the tree there is what is called: the bud, which is responsible for the elongation of the palm, its shape resembles a conical and round dome. Teh age of the palm is estimated by the length of the trunk and the arrangement of the fronds.

Below some expalanatory pictures:



Stem or trunk of palm trees


Fonds of the palm in the form of a crown

Bunches an bunches of dates

A raceme: consists of several small, thin branches called: date bunches. Each bunch has several dates stuck by stems around it.


Different types of dates in Figuig :

There are diffirent types of dates in Figuig that can be divided into two parts according to importance:

The first category:

With the best quality, and it consists of palms that grow by planting a sapling. This sapling is a small stump It is adjasent to thje palm tree, it is uprooted and then planted in another place. In this way, the dates of the new palm will be similar to the dates of the mother palm.
Among these dates, we find the following:

- AZIZA BOUZID

- AZIZA AMANZOU

- AFROUKH N’TIGINT

- BOUFAKOUSS

- BOUFAKOUSS GHARASS

- EL ‘ASSIANE

- AZIZA N’ABDELH ET MALEK

The second category:

IT is the palm that grows by fodder dates. And the quality of these dates is less than the dates of the mother plam. This type of dates is called TGHARASS .
The following are some these dates:

- AHAFIANE

- ADMAME

- ADMAME NA’ALI O SLIMANE

- BOUZIRI

- TABADOUCH

- TABARCHENTE

- TA’ABDOUNTE

- TAKAZGOSS

- TLAZWEGHT

- HAMI ALI

- ZOUNOUNOU

- CHBIHH

- EL KAMLA

Figuig pages

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Figuig and its monuments

Figuig and its monuments

The town of Figuig is composed of seven Ksour. This characteristic ksarienne by which Figuig is characterized classifies the city among yhe cities having preserved a historical heritage in the field of old constructions. Knowing that constructions of Ksour are not nowadays. And rare thje cities who dispose it. The city of Figuig is considered like a national heritage in its aspect ksarien.

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Geography of Figuig

Geography of Figuig

  Figuig Géographie - Oued Zousfana



Figuig : Geographic coordinates

Latitude   32 degrees, 7 minutes and 1 second, N
Llongitude 1 degree 13 minutes and 37 seconds, west
Distance from Equateur 3571,24 Km
Altitude 903 m

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History of the town of Figuig

History of the town of Figuig

 
  Figuig histoire



Preface:



Located in eastern Morocco, Figuig is one of the oldest cities in the kingdom. Known for its climate semi - desert, date palms and countless Ksour. Formerly, there were several ksour, but today only seven are still standing, including:

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