Tarudant, the chief city of the province of Sus, Morocco, in the valley of the Sus, about 44 m. from the Atlantic coast, and 140 m. S. W. of Morocco; pop. estimated by Rohlfs at 30,000 to 40,000. It lies near the foot of the S. slope of the Atlas, about 4 m. from the right bank of the river Sus. The country around it is highly cultivated, and it is surrounded by gardens and palm groves. The wall, enclosing a large area, much of which is occupied by gardens, is flanked by towers and entered by five gates. The kasha or citadel occupies an angle on the E. side. The streets are crooked, narrow, and impracticable during rains. There are three principal mosques and many smaller ones, two prisons, and several fountains. The dwelling houses are mostly of one story. Tarudant is noted for its leather and dye works, and for manufactures of copper, mostly pots and kettles, which are exported as far as Timbuctoo, Kuka, and Kano. It was formerly celebrated for sugar culture, but the plantations no longer exist.
The inhabitants are rude and intolerant to Christians.