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Tangier (/tænˈɪər/ tan-JEER; Arabic: طنجة, romanized: Ṭanja; Berber languages: ⵟⴰⵏⵊⴰ, romanized: Ṭanjah) is a city in northwestern Morocco, on the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The city is the capital of the Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region, as well as the Ṭanja-Aẓila Prefecture of Morocco.

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Tangier is located in Morocco
Location of Tangier within Morocco
Tangier is located in Africa
Tangier (Africa)
Coordinates: 35°46′36″N 05°48′14″W
CountryFlag_of_Morocco.svg Morocco
RegionTanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
Founded by the Phoeniciansc. 1000 BC
Highest elevation
230 m (750 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
  Rank3rd in Morocco[1]
 [lower-alpha 1]
Demonym(s)Tanjawi, Tangierian
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Postal codes
  • 90000
  • 90010
  • 90020
  • 90030
  • 90040
  • 90050
  • 90060
  • 90070
  • 90080
  • 90090
  • 90100
Area code0539
  1. The High Commission for Planning defines the city of Tangier as comprising the four arrondissements of Bni Makada, Charf-Mghogha, Charf-Souani and Tanger-Médina.[1]

Many civilisations and cultures have influenced the history of Tangier, starting from before the 10th century BCE. Starting as a strategic Berber town and then a Phoenician trading centre, Tangier has been a nexus for many cultures. In 1923, it became an international zone managed by colonial powers and became a destination for many European and American diplomats, spies, bohemians, writers and businessmen. That status came to an end with Moroccan independence, in phases between 1956 and 1960.

By the early 21st century, Tangier was undergoing rapid development and modernisation. Projects include tourism projects along the bay, a modern business district called Tangier City Centre, an airport terminal, and a football stadium. Tangier's economy is set to benefit greatly from the Tanger-Med port.