Tangier

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Tangier
طنجة Ṭanjah
ⵟⴰⵏⵊⴰ / Tanja

Tangiers (Tingis)
Bay o Tangier

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Tangier is located in Morocco
Tangier
Tangier
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 35°46′N 5°48′W / 35.767°N 5.800°W / 35.767; -5.800
Kintra Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco
Region Tangier-Tetouan
Highest elevation 145 m (476 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 • Rank 5t in Morocco

Tangier or Tangiers (Amazigh: Tanja, archaic Berber name: Tinji, Arabic: طنجة) is a ceety o northren Morocco wi a population o aboot 700,000 (2008 census). It lies on the North African coast at the wastren entrance tae the Strait o Gibraltar where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Spartel. It is the caipital o the Tangier-Tétouan Region an o the Tangier-Assilah Prefecture athin that Region..

The history o Tangier is vera rich due tae the historical presence o mony ceevilizations an culturs startin frae the 5t century BC. Atween the period o being a Phoenician toun tae the unthirldom era aroond the 1950s, Tangier wis a place —an, sometimes a refuge— for mony cultural diversities. Housomeivver, it wis no till 1923 that Tangier wis attributit an internaitional status bi foreign colonial pouers, thus becomin a destination for mony Europeans an non-Europeans such as Americans an Indians alike.

Nouadays, the ceety is unnergoin rapid development an modrenization. Projects include new 5-starn hotels alang the bay, a modren business destrict cawed Tangier Ceety Center, a new airport terminal an a new soccer stadium. Tangier's economy will an aa benefit greatly frae the new Tanger-med port.

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