Essaouira - Morocco

Marrakesh-Safi

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Essaouira (formerly called Mogador) is a port and tourist city of Morocco, within the Marrakech-Safi region. It is located on the Atlantic Ocean. The site was truly occupied from the sixteenth century by the Portuguese, who built there in 1506 a fortress and ramparts quickly abandoned in front of the fierce resistance of the local population. The city of Essaouira itself was founded by Sultan Mohammed ben Abdellah, who ordered its construction from 1760. Since the end of the twentieth century, Essaouira has experienced a renaissance, mainly due to tourism, but also to its cultural vocation. Its medina has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001.

Climate
Oceanic
Population
70 634
Elevation
7
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