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Tangier, Morocco

Tangier is a city in northern Morocco. It lies on the North African coast at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Spartel.

Tangier has a rich history starting from the 5th century BC, however it is currently undergoing rapid development and modernization. Projects include new 5-star hotels along the bay, a modern business district called Tangier City Center, a new airport terminal and a new football stadium.

Things to See & Do

* The Kasbah
* Dar al Makhzen – Sultan’s Palace
* The Tangier American Legation Museum
* Tangier Grand Mosque
* Museum of Contemporary Art

General Information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
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

Port Location - The port is located beside the Medina, and a few hundred metres from the ville nouvelle.

Travel Links - Tangier-Ibn Batouta Airport (TNG) is located 12 km (7.5 miles) from the city (travel time about 20 minutes. At present Royal Air Maroc, easyJet, Ryanair, Iberia, Jet4you, Air Berlin, Corendon Airlines and Air Arabia Maroc fly here.

Tangier has two long distance bus stations. The first, at the CTM offices near the port, is the arrival point of most CTM buses. Some other CTM buses, and those from other companies, arrive at the station on Place Jamia el-Arabia.

The country has an excellent railway system with 1,893km (1,176mi) of track and a fine intercity passenger service. Overnight train services running throughout Europe can connect with Morocco.

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