- Tennsift River
also called Wadi Tennsift or Oued Tennsiftriver in west-central Morocco. The Tennsift River rises from several headstreams in the High Atlas (Haut Atlas) mountains and flows westward for 160 miles (260 km) to the Atlantic Ocean, south of Safi. The Tennsift's river valley, the Haouz lowland, has been transformed from an arid wasteland into a fertile farming region by the construction of irrigation and hydroelectric dams along the river's course. Wheat, olives, fruit, vegetables, and grapes are grown. Chief tributaries of the Tennsift include the Chichauoa and N'fis rivers. Marrakech is the agricultural market centre and the largest city of the valley, while Safi serves as its port.
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Marrakech — or Marrakesh [mə rä′kesh, mar΄ə kesh′] city in WC Morocco: pop. 602,000 * * * or Marrakesh City (pop., 1994: 621,914), southern Morocco. One of the four imperial cities, it lies in the centre of the Haouz plain. It was founded in 1062 by Yūsuf… … Universalium