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The new marina of Agadir, Morocco. It is located very close to the earthquake zone.
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The new marina of Agadir, Morocco. It is located very close to the earthquake zone. Photo: Hugues.

The fabulous beach of Agadir, Morocco.
The non-touristic area of central Agadir, Morocco.

European architecture for the rebuilt Agadir, Morocco. The post office, the most celebrated building of this era.
European architecture for the rebuilt Agadir, Morocco. Large open squares, intended for mingling, but largely empty all through the day.

European architecture for the rebuilt Agadir, Morocco. Note the houses that seems to flow with the boulevard.
The kasbah of Agadir, Morocco, which is really an agadir, a combined granary and fortress.

Modern mosque of Agadir, Morocco.
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Modern mosque of Agadir. Photo: Suzan Marie.

Agadir, Morocco after the 1960 earthquake.
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Agadir after the 1960 earthquake.

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City in Morocco with 690,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate).
It is the capital of the Sous-Massa-Draa region with 3.2 million inhabitants (2005 estimate) and an area of 70,880 km².
Agadir is a seaport and the administrative and economic centre for its region. The economic base for Agadir is mining of cobalt, manganese, zinc and lead; fishing, fish canning; production of metal products; and tourism.
Agadir has an international airport.

History
1500: Agadir was first a Portuguese settlement.
1536: Agadir is put under Moroccan rulers' control.
1911: Agadir played a central role in the prelude to World War I, when the French and Germans did not agree upon who should get the control over the city. The conflict almost ended in war.
1912: The French takes control over Agadir, as well as large parts of Morocco.
1960: An earthquake kills 15,000. The city is rebuilt with a new centre about 1,5 km further south, as it becomes clear that the old settlement is subject to seismic activities.




By Tore Kjeilen