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Ceety an Wilaya
Ramparts of Essaouira.JPG
Coat o airms o Essaouira
Coat o airms
Essaouira is locatit in Morocco
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 31°30′47″N 9°46′11″W / 31.51306°N 9.76972°W / 31.51306; -9.76972
Kintra  Morocco
Region Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz
 • Mayor Asma Chaâbi
Population (2004)
 • Tot 70,000
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Simmer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

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". Retrieved 2009-11-07.