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Goulimime, Morocco.
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Goulimime, Morocco.
Goulimime, Morocco.

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The gate to Sahara?
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Camel market

Town in Morocco with 100,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate), situated in the south.
It is the capital of the Goulimime region with 400,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate) and an area of 65,500 km².
Goulimime is often referred to as the gate to the Sahara, largely because it earlier was an important market place for the Tuaregs of the region, who sold jewellery and camels. In the period from the 10th to the 19th century, Goulimime was on the caravan route from Niger, Mali and Senegal. Items traded included gold, spices, cloth and slaves.
Earlier in the 20th century, the camel market of Goulimime was the largest in Morocco, when tens of thousands of camels were sold here annually. Today very little remains of this, and what is left is often staged for tourists.
Today's Goulimime is an administrative centre, thriving on tourism and some small industries. The town is known for the pink colour of its houses.

By Tore Kjeilen