Essaouira, a city of winds, is a quiet coastal town, a peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic and limited to South Oued Ksob which flows into the bay between the old town and village Diabate. This village housed in the seventies a community formed the hippie movement.
The islands of Mogador, these vestiges of a glorious era, identified by a fishing water where fishing is easy, seem to defy the new city.
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Mogador was a counter Phoenician and Roman, to the Phoenicians, the great navigators of the time, this served as their stopover before continuing their journey around Africa. While the Romans were on the island gather this valuable shellfish which gave them the famous purple color they dyed their robes.
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The abundance of lithic deposits, the discovery of "the man of Sidi Abderrahmane" show a very ancient human settlement on the site of the current Casablanca, though the origins of the city and its original name, Anfa remain our very imprecise days.
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According to Leo Africanus, born in 1490, Anfa was founded by the Romans, for Marmol, his contemporary, its origin is Phoenician, however there is no support for these hypotheses.
Pearl of the South Moroccan
Southern capital and largest fishing port of Morocco, Agadir owes its current fame to its extraordinary range of more than 6km of fine golden sand, and its 300 days of sunshine per year. Its modern international airport makes a site accessible by the world.
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Agadir is a city in southwestern Morocco, located on the Atlantic coast 508 km south of Casablanca, 173 km of Essaouira, via the A7 motorway and 235 km west of Marrakech, in the region of Souss. Agadir is the capital of the administrative region of Souss-Massa-Draa and seat of the Agadir Ida Outanane Prefecture.
The Morocco - which was known as the other Maghreb countries, the Carthaginian and Roman dominations (Mauritania Tingitane) - is Islamized from the beginning of the eighth, but not without difficulty. Faced with the Arab conquest, large Berber tribes and preserve some cohesion while encouraging a political-religious fragmentation that benefit the Shiite dynasty Idrisids (end VIII-X), independent of the Abbasids. After resisting the implementation of the Fatimids, Morocco became the XI-XIII., The heart of the two major Spanish-Berber empires of the Almoravids (1056-1147) and Almohads (1130-1269). The Marinids succeed them until the middle of XV., Creating a brilliant civilization, but must cede power to Wattasids. In XVI., The Sadean (Arabs hasanides) chérifienne founded the first dynasty (1554-1659) who manages to curb Ottoman and Western ambitions. The opening to the Europeans however intensifies as their successors, the Alawites, facilitating colonization and leading French Protectorate (1912). Deprived of any real power by the general residence (including entrusted Lyautey, 1912-1925) Sultan ranks, from the induction of Muhammad V (1927) on the side of the nationalists led by the Istiqlal party and obtains the Morocco's independence in 1956. His son Hasan II (1961-1999) who chairs the modernization of a country that maintains close relations with the former colonial power and with the European Union, while preserving the character of almost absolute the monarchy as a timid moderate from 1990's liberalization, democratization pursued by Muhammad VI from 2000 to 2004
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