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Essaouira

(ĕsəwēr`ə), city, W Morocco, on the Atlantic Ocean. Essaouira's pleasant climate and picturesque location, buildings, and ruins have made it a tourist resort. Fishing and cabinetry and wood carving are also economically important. The modern city was founded in 1760 by Sultan Muhammad ibn-Abdullah. In 1844 the French bombarded the city to force Morocco to stop supporting Abd al-KaderAbd al-Kader
, c.1807–1883, Algerian military and religious leader. Although born to an anti-Turkish family, he was chosen emir of Mascara to fight the French invaders who had just defeated the Turks.
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, leader of an Algerian resistance movement. The city declined when AgadirAgadir
, city (1994 pop. 155,244), SW Morocco, on the Atlantic Ocean. Agadir has metal-processing industries and exports fruit and vegetables. While France was establishing a protectorate in Morocco, the German gunboat Panther
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 was opened to foreign trade in the 20th cent. The city is a center of Gnawa music, a religious music traditionally used in healing ceremonies that mixes Berber, Arabic, and African elements. Essaouira was formerly called Mogador.

Essaouira

 

(formerly Mogador), a city in Morocco. Population, 30,100 (1971). Essaouira is a port on the Atlantic Ocean. Industry is represented by food processing (primarily fish canning), metalworking, and the production of leather goods. Handicrafts include jewelry-making and the production of copper ware. The city exports fish products, olive oil, wool, and cereals. Oil and natural gas deposits are located near Essaouira.

Essaouira

a port in SW Morocco on the Atlantic. Pop.: 84 000 (2003)
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Meanwhile, many of the European permanent residents in the medina and the surrounding area take it upon themselves to become the moral guardians of Essaouira's stray cat population.
[beaucoup moins que]Pour sa 19 eme edition, du 25 au 28 avril a Essaouira, le festival des Alizes a fait le choix de privilegier cette annee la proximite, l'emotion et le partage que seule procure une ecoute purement acoustique[beaucoup plus grand que], souligne Andre Azoulay, president fondateur de l'association Essaouira Mogador.
King Mohammed VI & President and Founder of Association Essaouira-Mogador, who discussed the city of Essaouira and its remarkable history as a port city in the past and its revitalization in the present day.
Rabbi Hayyim Pinto's grave is in the middle of Essaouira's Jewish cemetery, inside a domed chamber with polished marble floors and sweeping views of the Atlantic.
The fourth framework agreement is related to the complementary program of rehabilitating and upgrading the medina of Essaouira. It was also signed notably by Abdelouafi Laftit, Ahmed Toufiq, Abdelahad Fassi Fihri, Mohamed Sajid, Rachid Talbi Alami, and Mohamed Laaraj.
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Regional health director Khalid Zenjari told The Associated Press that six of the injured were evacuated to the city of Essaouira, about 60 kilometers (35 miles) away, while four were treated locally.
The stampede took place at Sidi Boulalam village in Essaouira's province, according to media reports citing Moroccan state TV channel 2M as source.( ANI )
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