Tangier is s a major city in northern Morocco with a population of roughly 974,000. It is situated on the North African shore at the western way in to the Strait of Gibraltar where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Spartel. It is the capital of the Tangier-Tetouan Region and of the Tangier-Asilah region of Morocco.
The saga of Tangier is very prosperous, because of the historical existence of several societies and cultures beginning from before the 5th century BCE. In 1923, Tangier was deemed as having worldwide position by foreign colonial powers, and became a destination for many European and American diplomats, writers, spies and businessmen.
The city is presently experiencing fast advancement and transformation. Projects consist of new tourism projects along the bay, a modern business district called Tangier City Center, a new airport terminal and a new football stadium. Tangier’s economy is also established to profit significantly from the new Tanger-Med port.
Tanger-Med is a cargo port situated about 40 km east of Tangier, Morocco. It is one of the largest ports on the Mediterranean and in Africa by capacity and went into service in July 2007. Its primary capacity was 3.5 million shipment containers.
The Tangier-Med Project will include the biggest port in Africa. The project is a tactical precedence of the Moroccan government for the economic and social advancement of the North Morocco region. It is part of the economic strategy familiarizing Morocco to exports, based on eight evidently recognized export divisions, with precise importance on the free trade conformity with the European Union to be executed by 2012.
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