Beni Mellal (Arabic بني ملال, DMG Banī Mallal tamazight, ⴰⵢⵜ ⵎⵍⵍⴰⵍ Ayt Mellal), is the capital of Beni Mellal-Khénifra region approximately in the middle of the country of Morocco. The town lies on the western edge of the Middle Atlas in the south of the fertile Tadla level. It is the market center for fruit, vegetable and cereal crops in the region. Beni stands for "Sons of ..." or "tribe", mellal means white. The place name Beni Mellal, formerly Kasbah Beni Mellal after built in the 17th century fort (kasbah), goes back to the same regional tribal group with Berber-Arab origins. In the Middle Ages the city Hisn Day (Hisn DAI) of hisn, (hosn, Husn) Arab "Fortress" said.
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