The town of 1001 Kasbah
The occupation of the city of Ouarzazate date of the beginning of time, in fact, several rock carvings showing prehistoric times have been found in the city and surrounding areas, although the city remains an enigma in the eyes of archaeologists eras are first known today inhabitants of this region, then populated by black Africans and Jews. Starting point of the road oasis, the Ouarzazate region has been in the past the commercial and cultural meeting point between different peoples of North and South Africa. Add to that the great interest aroused by the discovery of gold and other precious metals, which would likely have determined the establishment of merchants different nationalities and religions in this part of the country, especially through the formation of small Jewish kingdoms that have favored the expansion of the city.
Ouarzazate, capital of the province, is the undisputed capital of the Draa Valley, the river, one of the longest of Morocco, which has its source in the Atlas size bed between the Anti-Atlas and the Djebel saghro The province of Ouarzazate is located south-east of Morocco. Its area is 19,464 sqm. It belongs to a pre-Saharan region. Thus the climate of the province of Ouarzazate is semi-desert with strong continental influence.
Ouarzazate is Morocco and Maghreb Hollywood. Its stunning natural scenery and lush decor Casbah were many films, including "Lawrence of Arabia" and "The Sheltering Sky", "Asterix and Cleopatra" .... Etc. The Kasbah Ouarzazate is a World Heritage .