M'diq

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M'diq
Rincón or Mediek
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M'diq is located in Morocco
M'diq
M'diq
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 35°41′9″N 5°19′31″W / 35.68583°N 5.32528°W / 35.68583; -5.32528Coordinates: 35°41′9″N 5°19′31″W / 35.68583°N 5.32528°W / 35.68583; -5.32528
Country  Morocco
Region Tanger-Tétouan
Population (2003)
 • Total 60,000
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Rincón, M'Diq or Mediek (from the Berber Thaghmath, in Arabic المضيق, meaning corner) is a Mediterranean town in Morocco located between Ceuta and Tétouan. It borders Mellaliyine in the south and Alliyene in the west.

It has a surface of 480 hectares (1,200 acres), of which 153 hectares (380 acres) are urbanised. It had 60,000 inhabitants in 2003 and hosts more than 100,000 tourists each year.

SNIM (M'Diq's Sailing Week/Semaine nautique internationale de M'Diq) is one of the most important tourist attractions. It is organised once a year by the M'Diq Royal Yachting Club and sponsored by several commercial firms. It is also significant to all the surrounding socio-cultural activities.

M'Diq's harbour[edit]

The town's harbour is split into two parts: one for tourism and the other for fishing. Both have been expanded recently in order to improve tourist offerings and to increase the harbour's capacity. In the harbour you can eat fresh fish for relatively little money. M'Diq is a popular weekend destination for residents of nearby Ceuta. Boats up to 50 metres long with a depth of nearly five metres can be moored.[1]

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