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Tifelt / ⵜⵉⴼⴻⵍⵜ
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Tifelt / ⵜⵉⴼⴻⵍⵜ
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 33°53′35″N6°18′25″W / 33.89306°N 6.30694°W / 33.89306; -6.30694 Coordinates: 33°53′35″N6°18′25″W / 33.89306°N 6.30694°W / 33.89306; -6.30694
CountryFlag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
Region Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
Province Khémisset
Population (2014) [1]
  Total 86,709
Time zone UTC+0 (WET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+1 (WEST)

Tifelt (Berber: Tifelt, ⵜⵉⴼⴻⵍⵜ, erroneously rendered as Tiflet in French; Arabic: تيفلت) is a town in northwestern Morocco, west of Khemisset and east of Rabat. [2] Tifelt is in a region of Morocco that is rich with ancient history including settlement by Berbers, Phoenicians and Romans during the first millennium BC. The nearest such major settlements are in Rabat and Volubilis. [3] Tiflet is between the cities of Rabat and Khemisset

Morocco country in North Africa

Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is a country located in the Maghreb region of North West Africa with an area of 710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi). Its capital is Rabat, the largest city Casablanca. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Morocco claims the areas of Ceuta, Melilla and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, all of them under Spanish jurisdiction.

Khemisset Place in Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, Morocco

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Rabat City in Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, Morocco

Rabat is the capital city of Morocco and the country's seventh largest city with an urban population of approximately 580,000 (2014) and a metropolitan population of over 1.2 million. It is also the capital city of the Rabat-Salé-Kénitra administrative region.

Tifelt is a town that was served by workers of the United States Peace Corps until the attack on America of September 11, 2001. [4] The Peace Corps workers had been assisting local women in a beekeeping cooperative, until the U.S. government evacuated the Peace Corps personnel for concerns over their safety. Peace Corps workers have since returned and now focus primarily on job skills workshops and English language classes. [4] [5]

Beekeeping care and breeding of honey bees

Beekeeping is the maintenance of bee colonies, commonly in man-made hives, by humans. Most such bees are honey bees in the genus Apis, but other honey-producing bees such as Melipona stingless bees are also kept. A beekeeper keeps bees in order to collect their honey and other products that the hive produce, to pollinate crops, or to produce bees for sale to other beekeepers. A location where bees are kept is called an apiary or "bee yard."

Cooperative autonomous association of persons

A cooperative is "an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise". Cooperatives may include:

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  1. "POPULATION LÉGALE DES RÉGIONS, PROVINCES, PRÉFECTURES, MUNICIPALITÉS, ARRONDISSEMENTS ET COMMUNES DU ROYAUME D'APRÈS LES RÉSULTATS DU RGPH 2014" (in Arabic and French). High Commission for Planning, Morocco. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
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  4. 1 2 New York Times, retrieved February 15, 2008
  5. Tiflet . Location information.