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Tangier Morocco [01:41]
Tangier, preferred, or Tangiers is a city of northern Morocco with a population of about 700000 (2008 census). 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. It is the capital of the Tangier-Tétouan Region and of the Tangier-Assilah Prefecture within that Region. The history of Tangier is very rich due to the historical presence of many civilizations and cultures starting from the 5th century BC. Between the period of being a Phoenician town to the independence era around the 1950s, Tangier was a place —and, sometimes a refuge— for many cultures. However, it was not until 1923 that Tangier was attributed an international status by foreign colonial powers, thus becoming a destination for many Europeans and non-Europeans such as Americans and Indians alike. Nowadays, the city is 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 soccer stadium. Tangier's economy will also benefit greatly from the new Tanger-Med portHistory The modern Tanjah (Anglicised as Tangier) is an ancient Berber and Phoenician town, founded by Carthaginian colonists in the early 5th century BC. Its name is possibly derived from the Berber goddess Tinjis (or Tinga), and it remains an important city for the Berbers. Ancient coins call it Tenga, Tinga, and Titga with ...
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THE KINGDOM OF MOROCCO [11:30]
MOROCCO is a country located in North Africa. It has a population of nearly 33 million and an area of 710850 km², including the disputed Western Sahara which is mainly under Moroccan administration. Morocco has a coast on the Atlantic Ocean that reaches past the Strait of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered by Spain to the north (a water border through the Strait and land borders with three small Spanish-controlled exclaves, Ceuta, Melilla, and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera), Algeria to the east, and Mauritania to the south.
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Gibraltar views over Morocco, Spain & the Mediterranean [00:59]
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28th ATHENS CLASSIC MARATHON 2010 ( GENERAL ) [08:29]
Athens Classic Marathon is celebrating the 2500th anniversary of the battle of the Marathon. It is said that in 490BC a messenger named Phillipides ran from Marathon to Athens to announce the victory of Greeks over the Persian army, then collapsed and died. This was the precursor to the modern day Marathon.
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