The city of Marrakech is one of the cities of the country of Morocco, and it is situated in the region which is known as Marrakech Tensift El Haouz. Marrakech is home to more than one million thirty six thousand five hundred people as per the figures collected in the ear 2006. The name of the city is also spelled as Marrakesh, and is also known as Al Hamra, as well as the Red City. The exact location of Marrakech is in the south western part of the country, and the Atlas Mountains tower above the city.
The city of Marrakech has the status of being the capital of the region in which it is situated, that is the Marrakech Tensift El Haou region. The market which is present in the city is bigger that any other market in the country. The traditional markets in Morrocco are known as souks. The square which is located in Marrakech, known as Djemaa el Fna, ranks among the busiest squares in the whole of the African continent. The square is full of water sellers, musicians, story tellers, acrobats, and even drug lords in the day time. But when the sun sets, the whole setup of the square changes, and it converts into a big sized open aired restaurant with a variety of food stalls and a lot of people. The ill famed Ladies of the Night also roam the square at night. They are prostitutes.
As is the case with a lot of cities situated in the Middle East and in North Africa, the city is divided into a medina, or an old fortified city, and a Gueliz, which is a modern city located just adjacent to the old fortified city. The city of Marrakech consists of an airport called the Menara International Airport. The code of the airport is RAK. There is also a railway line which connects Marrakech to the north as well as to Casablanca.