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.