Facts and Data

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Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1987
Size of heritage: 3.03 ha
- Buffer zone: 16 ha

Longitude: -6,871°
Latitude: 31,047°


The ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. Ait-Ben-Haddou, in Ouarzazate province, is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco.

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