Located on the Strait of Gibraltar that separates Africa from Europe, Tangier has long been an important strategic place. Over the centuries, it passed successively under Roman domination, vandal, Byzantine, Arab and Portuguese, according to the invasions. With its 2,500 years of existence, it is one of the oldest cities in North Africa. Its medina, kasbah, bazaars and souks are among the liveliest in the country, and its beaches are superb. In the last century, Tangier became one of the favorite places of the international jet set.
Tangier has a population of 974 000 inhabitants today, it is one of the oldest cities in North Africa. Its medina, kasbah, bazaars and souks are among the liveliest in the country, and. In the last century, Tangier became one of the favorite places of the international jet set.
Important seaside resort with 7 km of superb beaches, Tangier has various hotel and tourist infrastructures, and a medina which attracts enormous visitors. At the entrance of the Medina, the big Socco is the most frequented place of the city. The square is bordered by the former residence of the Mendoub (representative of the Sultan) and its park. The park of Mendoubia is a splendor with its giant banyan tree and its many ancient dragon trees, you can also see the Kasbah Museum, Cinémathèque Tangier and the Caves of Hercules.
Tangier has long been a land of welcome for many artists and intellectuals. Morocco's second largest economic center after Casablanca, Tangier's industrial activity is diversified: textile, chemical, mechanical, metallurgical and naval industries. The infrastructure of the Strait City is important: a port that manages the flow of goods and passengers (more than a million passengers a year) integrating a marina and a fishing port.