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Erg Chebbi

Erg Chebbi
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Copyright: Goyo Alonso (almoren) (155)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008
Categories: Desert
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-14 1:06
Viewed: 2718
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Merzouga is a small village in southeastern Morocco, about 35 kilometers southeast of Rissani, about 45 kilometers from Erfoud, and about 50 kilometers from the border with Algeria.

The town is most famous for Erg Chebbi, a Saharan erg, and for this reason a part of the itineraries of many tourists visiting Morocco. Merzouga also has the largest natural body of water in Morocco. In 2006 Merzouga experienced devastating flash floods, displacing 1,200 and resulting in some deaths.

Around the dunes of Erg Chebbi, there are other lesser-known towns: Hassilabied 4 km away, Tanamoust 3 km away, Takoujt to 1.5 km away, Khamlia 7 km and 15 km, Tisserdmine.

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