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Panorama of the seaside from the kasbah

Agadir (Arabic: أكادير, Berber (Amazigh): ) is a city in southwest Morocco, capital of the Souss-Massa-Dra region. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 164 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 164 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A few well preserved Kasbahs in Aït Benhaddou, Morocco The kasbah is a unique kind of medina, or Islamic city. ... Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ... Afro-Asiatic - Berber The Berber languages (or Tamazight) are a group of closely related languages mainly spoken in Morocco and Algeria. ... Image File history File links Agadir_amazigh. ... Souss-Massa-Draâ Souss-Massa-Draâ (Arabic: ) is one of the sixteen regions of Morocco. ...

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Etymology

The word Agadir means in Berber "Fortified Place" and is probably derived from the semitic root "g-d-r" (meaning fence) through Punic or Hebrew.[1]


Description

It has a population of 678,596 (2004; census figures for the agglomeration include the nearby cities of Inezgane and Aït Melloul); the population of the city proper is estimated at 200,000. The mild winter climate (January average midday temperature 20°C/68°F) and good beaches have made it a major "winter sun" destination for Northern Europeans. The current mayor is Tariq Kabbaj. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Inezgane is a town near Agadir in the Souss region in Morocco. ...


The city is located on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, near the foot of the Atlas Mountains, just north of the point where the Souss River flows into the ocean. Map showing the location of the Atlas Mountains (colored red) across North Africa The Atlas Mountains (Arabic: ‎) are a mountain range in northwest Africa extending about 2,400 km (1,500 miles) through Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, and including The Rock of Gibraltar. ...

The beach seen from the Anezi Hotel

Today, Agadir is an important fishing and commercial port, the first sardine port in the world, (exporting cobalt, manganese, zinc and citrus).It is also a famous seaside resort with a long sandy beach. Because of its large buildings, wide roads, modern hotels, and European-style cafés, Agadir is not a typical city of traditional Morocco, but it is a modern, busy and dynamic town. Agadir is famous for its sea food and agriculture. Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 847 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 847 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... For other uses, see Cobalt (disambiguation). ... General Name, symbol, number manganese, Mn, 25 Chemical series transition metals Group, period, block 7, 4, d Appearance silvery metallic Standard atomic weight 54. ... General Name, symbol, number zinc, Zn, 30 Chemical series transition metals Group, period, block 12, 4, d Appearance bluish pale gray Standard atomic weight 65. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... For other uses, see Sand (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Beach (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Road (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Hotel (disambiguation). ... Cafe redirects here. ... Seafood in Brussels, Belgium Seafood is any sea animal that is served as food or is suitable for eating. ...


The city's main neighborhoods are:

  • Secteur Touristique
  • Les Amicales
  • City Centre
  • Nouveau Talborjt
  • Cité Suisse
  • Dakhla
  • Anza
  • L'Erac.
  • Quartier Industriel
  • Quartier Residentiel

It is served by the Al Massira Airport. Al Massira Airport (Arabic: مطار المسيرة; transliterated: Matar al-Maseera) (IATA: AGA, ICAO: GMAD) is an airport in Agadir, Morocco. ...

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History

During medieval times, there was only a fishermen village there, Agadir el-arba`.


In 1505 the Portuguese established there a trading post named Santa Cruz do Cabo de Gué, under a governor. In 1541, the city came under Wattasid control and in 1572 a stronghold was built on the top of the hill overlooking the bay, the Kasbah. Agadir became prosperous for two centuries. The Wattasids were a dynasty in Morocco. ...


In 1911, the arrival of a German gunboat (the Panther), officially to protect the local German community, triggered the Agadir Crisis between France and Germany which allowed France, in 1913, to establish a protectorate over nearly the whole kingdom of Morocco. Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Panther was the gun-boat that Germany deployed to the Moroccan port of Agadir, during the Second Moroccan Crisis (also called the Tangier Crisis) of 1911. ... SMS Panther, a famous gunboat diplomat. ... This article is about states protected and/or dominated by a foreign power. ...


At 15 minutes to midnight on February 29, 1960, Agadir was almost totally destroyed by an earthquake that lasted 15 seconds, burying the city and killing thousands. The death toll is estimated at 15,000. The earthquake destroyed the ancient Kasbah. On its front gate can still be read the following sentence in Dutch: "Fear God and honor thy King". February 29 is a day added into a leap year of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1960 Agadir earthquake took place on February 29, 1960, at 23:40 in the evening. ... A few well preserved Kasbahs in Aït Benhaddou, Morocco The kasbah is a unique kind of medina, or Islamic city. ...


On seeing the destruction in Agadir, King Muhammad V of Morocco declared: "If Destiny decided the destruction of Agadir, its rebuilding depends of our Faith and Will." Reconstruction began in 1961, two kilometers south of the earthquake epicenter. Mohammed V (August 10, 1909–February 26, 1961) was Sultan of Morocco from 1927 to 1961. ...

Map of the Agadir Agreement Members It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Barcelona Conference. ... SMS Panther, a famous gunboat diplomat. ... The 1960 Agadir earthquake took place on February 29, 1960, at 23:40 in the evening. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...

Museums

Mosque in Agadir
  • Musee de Talborjt "La Casbah"
  • Musee Bert Flint
  • Le Musse des Arts Berberes
  • Musee Municipal de Agadir
  • Le Sicilien Coco Polizzi (Quartier)

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Education

  • Institut Supérieur d'Informatique Appliquée et de Management (ISIAM)
  • Ecole Polytechnique Privée d'Agadir
  • Ecole Supérieure de Tourisme et Technologie Hôtelière d'Agadir
  • University of Agadir
  • Ircam Institut Royal de La Culture Amazighe
  • Institut Francais d'Agadir
  • lycée français d'Agadir
  • Ecole superieure de technologie d'Agadir
  • Groupe scolaire Paul Gauguin Agadir
  • Lycée Youssef Ben Tachefine
  • ENSA L'Ecole Nationale des Sciences Appliquees d' Agadir
  • ENCGA, École Nationale de Commerce et de Gestion de Agadir
  • Ecole Polytechnique Privee d'Agadir
  • Faculté des Sciences Agadir

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Economy

  • CRI Agadir Regional Investment Office
  • CCIS The Chamber of Commerce of Industry and Services in Agadir

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Prostitution

There is prostitution in Agadir, mainly in nightclubs and bars.


Christian Community of Agadir

Catholic Church

  • ECAM: Eglise Sainte Anne : 115, rue de Marrakech, 80000 Agadir, Website

Evangelical Church

  • EEAM: Eglise Evangélique: Rue Djorf (derrière le camping), Website

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Jewish Community of Agadir

  • Conseil des Communautes Israelites du Agadir, La Paternal Building, Avenue Hassan II.
  • Synagogue Beth El : Rue de la foire, Agadir Maroc

Website

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Beaches

  • Agadir has wonderful sandy beaches. Its famous beaches are :dix-sept, Taghazout, Aghroud, Imiouadar, km25.
  • Agadir Diving Ecole de Plongee au Maroc

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Parks and Gardens

  • Jardin Olhao
  • Jardin Ibn Zaidoun

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Trivia

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Transportation

Agadir is served by Al Massira Airport, located 22 kilometers away from the city. Al Massira Airport (Arabic: مطار المسيرة; transliterated: Matar al-Maseera) (IATA: AGA, ICAO: GMAD) is an airport in Agadir, Morocco. ...


See also

Al Massira Airport (Arabic: مطار المسيرة; transliterated: Matar al-Maseera) (IATA: AGA, ICAO: GMAD) is an airport in Agadir, Morocco. ...

Sources, references and External links

  • Agadir Portal
  • Agadir berbers Portal
  • Go Agadir
  • WorldStatesmen- Morocco
  • Agadir-Info Information Sport, Hotels und Restaurants. Hotel Agadir guide.
  • Agadir entry in Lexicorient
  • Agadir at the Magic Morocco
  • AgadirInou.Com : Portal Of Agadir
  • Jewish Community of Agadir Picture album of the community.
  • Agadir Souss Collaborative Blog about Agadir and its Region.
  1. ^ Kossmann Maarteen, Loanwords in Tarifiyt, a Berber language of Morocco, pg. 5

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