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Agadir, Morocco

Agadir is a major city in southwest Morocco, capital of the Agadir province. The city is located on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, near the foot of the Atlas Mountains, just north of the point where the Souss River flows into the ocean. It is surrounded by the Anti Atlas, the Sahara Desert, many natural parks, and secluded beaches which are all easily accessible from Agadir.

Agadir is an important fishing and commercial port, the first sardine port in the world, (exporting cobalt, manganese, zinc and citrus).It is also a seaside resort with a long sandy beach. Because of its large buildings, wide roads, modern hotels, and European-style cafés, Agadir is not a typical city of traditional Morocco, but it is a modern, busy and dynamic town. It is famous for its sea food and agriculture.

Things to See & Do

* Museum Municipal du Patrimoine Amazigh
* Ensemble Artisanal
* Coco Polizzi’s Medina
* Souk El Had – market
* Beach

General Information

Cruise Season – Oct – May
Currency – Moroccan dirham (MAD)
Language – Arabic
Population – 700,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 212

Transport Links – Agadir-Al Massira Airport has international airport with direct scheduled flights coming in major cities in Europe as well as many charter flights arriving from all over Europe. If you are flying from the US, Canada, Asia or elsewhere, you’ll have to change planes in Casablanca.
There is no train connection to Agadir.

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