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Nador city (Amazigh:Nnadur ), northeastern Morocco in the Rif. The city is a Mediterranean port on the Bhar Amezzyan (Mar Chica) Lagoon and a trading centre for fish, fruits, and livestock. It is linked to the Spanish plaza (North African enclave) of Melilla, 10 kilometers north, by a semi-motorway. The city is populated by Tarifit-Berber (Thamazight n Arif) speaking population of nearly 180,000 inhabitants. The current governor of Nador province is Mr. Abdellah Bendhiba. He was appointed by the king Mohammed the 6th. The Berbers (also called Imazighen, free men, singular Amazigh) are a predominantly Muslim ethnic group indigenous to the Maghreb, speaking the Berber languages of the Afroasiatic family. ... Image File history File links Nador_tifinagh. ... This is about a region in Morocco: RIF is also an acronym/initialism. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ...  Spain Area  â€“ Total    20 km² (8 mi²) Population  â€“ Total (2006)  â€“ Density  66,871  3,343. ...

Nador city center

Near Nador there is the transmission site for long-wave and shortwave of Medi 1 Radio. The aerial masts of Medi 1 Radio for long-wave are approximately 380 metres high and belong to the tallest constructions in Afrique. Image File history File links Nador_City_Center. ... Image File history File links Nador_City_Center. ... Médi 1 logo in both Arabic and French MEDI 1 (also known as Radio Méditerranée Internationale) , is a private and commercial Moroccan radio network owned by various banks and private companies from both Morocco and France. ...

The economy of the city is based on three resources:

  1. The smuggling of tax-free goods from the Spanish city of Melilla (called Mritch by Local Nadorians) to Morocco.
  2. The money transfers of Riffian Moroccans who are working in Western Europe.
  3. The Drug smuggling trade to Europe which is now weakening because of the European pressure on Rabat.

There are other less strong economic activities in Nador city and the province of Nador like fishery, agriculture, some industry (metallurgy for instance), and also good smuggling from Algeria - along the roads of Nador and its surroundings you can find several spots for illegal sale of cheaper gasoline or diesel coming from Algeria.

The people of Nador believe that the central government in Rabat has abandoned them for 4 decades and took care only of the Arabophone areas of Morocco (Rabat, Fez...), however Nador is considered as the 2nd richest city in Morocco (after Casablanca) on the level of financial capacity (Money transfers of Nadori Moroccans living and working in Western Europe)

Nador Quarters

Main Nador city quarters and neighborhoods are:

-El Kindy


-Matar (Anafag)

-Laari Shikh -Centro / Morekkeb / city Downtown / Ammas n Temdint

-Ait Mimoun (Ait Mimoun Market)



Nador Downtown

Downtown Nador is a relatively developed area in comparison with the rest of the city. Downtown lies in the center of the city and was partially developed by the Spanish occupiers. The city became independent with the rest of Morocco in 1956.

External links

  • http://nadordream.com
  • http://www.tawiza.net
  • Video documentation about Nador
  • Nador's Entry in Lexicorient
  • Explore Nador on the map

Coordinates: 35°10′N, 2°56′W
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