Agadir is a significant Moroccan city on the Atlantic Ocean’s coast, at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, about north of the point where the Sous River runs into the sea, 508 kilometers south of Casablanca, 173 kilometers south of Essaouira, and 235 kilometers southwest of Marrakech. It is the capital of the Prefecture of Agadir-Ida Ou Tanane and the economic area of Souss-Massa. The bulk of its residents are Berbers who speak Tashelhit as their primary language.
Agadir is a prominent Moroccan city and the country’s seventh-largest conurbation, after Casablanca, Rabat, Fès, Marrakech, Meknes, and Tangier. There is a high population density.
Tashelhit (the majority’s native language), Moroccan Arabic, and French are the three languages spoken in the city.
The city was largely devastated by an earthquake in 1960, and it has since been rebuilt to strict seismic standards. It is presently Morocco’s biggest beach resort, with a relatively warm year-round climate attracting both international visitors and locals. It has been adequately serviced by low-cost airlines and a highway from Tangier since 2010. The city draws people from all walks of life; housing demand has grown at a pace of over 6% per year, while housing production has barely surpassed 3.4 percent.
It has become a popular “winter sun” resort for northern Europeans due to its moderate winter environment (average noon temperature 20.5 °C/69 °F in January) and nice beaches.
Agadir – Info Card
|POPULATION :||600 000|
|TIME ZONE :||GMT|
|LANGUAGE :||Tashelhit (first language of the majority), Moroccan Arabic, and French.|
|RELIGION :||Muslim 98.7%, Christian 1.1%, Jewish 0.2%|
|ELEVATION :||74 m (243 ft)|
|SEX RATIO :||• Male: 49.36|
• Female: 50.64
|ETHNIC :||Arab-Berber 99%, other 1%|
|AREA CODE :||548|
|POSTAL CODE :|
|DIALING CODE :||+212 548|
|WEBSITE :||Official Website|
Tourism in Agadir
Agadir is a city in Morocco’s southern region. It is noteworthy for its position, since it is bordered by the Anti Atlas Mountains, the Sahara Desert, several natural parks, and quiet beaches, all of which are readily accessible from Agadir.
Agadir is predominantly a tourist destination, particularly popular with European vacationers. It has a beach with all the necessary beach-tourism amenities. The city is particularly beautiful since it is clean and organized, with really pleasant people.
To the north of Agadir are some of the most magnificent beaches in Morocco. Areas around Taghazout town and Cap Ghir are also well-known for their outstanding surfing. This shore is home to several tiny, pristine beaches. Several of them are located between Agadir and Essaouira: Agadir Beach, Tamaounza (12 kilometers), Aitswal Beach, Imouran (17 kilometers), Taghazout (19 kilometers), Bouyirdn (20 kilometers), Timzguida (22 kilometers), Aghroud (30 kilometers), and Imiouadar (30 kilometers) (27 km).
Climate of Agadir
Agadir’s climate is classified as subtropical-semiarid, with warm summers and moderate winters. Agadir, which is located on the Atlantic Ocean, has a relatively moderate temperature. The daytime temperature normally remains in the 20s °C (70s °F) throughout the year, with winter highs reaching 20.4 °C (70 °F) in December–January.
The yearly temperatures are quite comparable to those in Nairobi, Kenya, but with far less rainfall -about 10 inches annually – and less frigid mid-year evenings.
Occasionally, however, the area encounters Chergui winds from the Sahara, which may elevate the temperature to 40 °C for a few days (2–5).
|Climate Data For Agadir|
|Average high °C (°F)||20.4|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||14.1|
|Average low °C (°F)||7.9|
Geography of Agadir
Agadir is a major city in Morocco, located on the Atlantic Ocean coast near the foot of the Atlas Mountains, just north of the point at which the Sous River empties into the ocean, approximately 508 kilometers south of Casablanca, 173 kilometers south of Essaouira, and 235 kilometers southwest of Marrakech.
Economy of Agadir
Agadir’s economy relies mainly on tourism and fisheries. Agricultural activities are based around the city.
Agadir has one of the biggest Souks in Morocco (Souk Al Ahad)
The city has a cement company called Ciments du Maroc (CIMAR), a subsidiary of the Italian group Italcementi which is in process of being transferred to a new plant 40 kilometres from the city. There is also a shipyard in the port and the only Merchant Marine school in Morocco.