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Pan African Research on L10N Workshop and Localization "Blitz" | Marrakech / Venue
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The meeting will be held at the Imperial Holiday Hotel in Marrakesh. (http://www.hotel-imperialholiday-marrakech.com/(approve sites))

30, avenue Moulay R'chid - Guéliz - Marrakesh - Morocco
Phone : (212) 24-43-45-45 LG-Fax : (212) 24-44-80-85
E-mail : contact@hotel-imperialholiday-marrakech.com

Marrakech or Marakesh (مراكش Murrakush), known as the "Red City or Al Hamra," is a city in southwestern Morocco in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. According to Wikipedia the possible origin of its name could be from the Tamazight (Berber) words mur (n) akuch, which means Land of God. (The root "mur" is nowadays in the Berber languages only used in the feminine form "tamurt"). The same word "mur/mawr" appears in the country Mauritania, but this interpretation is still unproven to this day, and there are other possibilities which are often invoked. The name Morocco itself derives from Murrakush. This city is the capital of the Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz region. Marrakech has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco and also has the busiest square in the entire continent of Africa, called Djemaa el Fna.[1]

Like many North African and Middle Eastern cities, Marrakech has two main divisions: the old city (médina) and the modern city.

Marrakech is served by Ménara International Airport- RAK is the code for the city.

The city is called "Marrakech" in French, "Marrakesh" in English, and "Marrakesch" in German.

for more information please refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marrakech

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