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Marrakesh, or Marrakech is a major city in the northwest African nation of Morocco.

With a population of 794,620 and 1,063,415 in the metropolitan area according to the 2004 census, it is Morocco's third largest city, and the capital of the mid-southwestern economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz, near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. By road, Marrakesh is located 580 km (360 mi) southwest ofTangier, 327 km (203 mi) southwest of the Moroccan capital of Rabat, 239 km (149 mi) southwest of Casablanca, and 246 km (153 mi) northeast of Agadir.
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