Essaouira

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Essaouira
Ceety an Wilaya
Ramparts of Essaouira.JPG
Coat of airms o Essaouira
Coat airms
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Coordinates: 31°30′47″N 9°46′11″W / 31.51306°N 9.76972°W / 31.51306; -9.76972
Kintra Morocco
RegionMarrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz
Govrenment
 • MayorAsma Chaâbi
Population
 (2004)
 • Total70,000
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)

Essaouira (Berber: ⵎⵓⴳⴰⴹⵓⵔ Taṣṣurt, Arabic: الصويرة‎, as-Ṣawīra) is a ceety in the wastren Moroccan economic region o Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, on the Atlantic coast. Syne the 16t century, the ceety haes an aa been kent bi its Portuguese name o Mogador or Mogadore. The Berber name means the waw, a reference tae the fortress waws that oreeginally enclosed the ceety.

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Twin touns — sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Essaouira is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "La Rochelle: Twin towns". www.ville-larochelle.fr. Retrieved 7 November 2009.