Khemisset
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Khemisset

Khemisset is a city in Morocco. It is situated on the A2 motorway between Rabat (81 km) and Meknès (57 km), and is the capital of Khémisset Province.

The French built in 1912 - 1914 a 600 mm narrow gauge railway from Rabat via Souk el Abra des Sehoul, Tiflet, Dar Caid Bou Driss to Khemisset. It was abandoned in 1935 and lifted before 1942. Between Tiflet, and Khemessit the old track bed of narrow gauge line was later built to Rabat Khemisset main road. The 18 of November Stadium has a capacity of 10,000 and hosts the home games of Ittihad Khémisset. A synthetic grass pitch will be installed in 2011.

The population of Khemisset (Zemmour) are Berbers of the Middle Atlas. They speak the Central Atlas Tamazight dialect.

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