Tiznit is a privileged place in the beautiful region of Souss , there exudes serenity and joy of living .
Between argan , olive and palm trees, Tiznit region presents itself as the place of rendezvous of the sea and the desert, the meeting of the plain and mountain .
Has retained its authenticity Berber , Tiznit suggests another facet of Morocco , a country in the plural face, its rich regional diversity and its millenary heritage.
City of Tiznit , capital of the province takes its name from that of a holy woman named ” Lalla Zninia ” which, according to legend , is back from North and stopped exhausted in place then desert . She lamented his past conduct with all sincerity and showed such a repentance that God , for him show his forgiveness , brought forth at his feet a source. This resurgence was named ” Ain El Kdim ” by the inhabitants of the town took the name of the legendary woman ” Lalla Zninia ” .
The foundation of the city of Tiznit was in 1882 after the military expedition of Sultan Moulay Hassan I in the Souss region . The need to create this city was dictated by the desire to plant a military post to control the hinterland, particularly the marabout power Tazerwalt ( Iligh ) and the same deal with any European penetration from the Atlantic .