Rincón or Mediek
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Rincón, M'Diq or Mediek (from the Berber Thaghmath, in Arabic: المضيق, meaning [the] Strait) is a Mediterranean town in Morocco located between Ceuta and Tétouan. It borders Mellaliyine in the south and Allyene in the west. It is the seat of M'diq-Fnideq Prefecture.
M'diq covers an area of 480 hectares (1,200 acres), of which 153 hectares (380 acres) is urbanised. It recorded a population of 56,227 in the 2014 Moroccan census 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.
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. 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.
- "POPULATION LÉGALE DES RÉGIONS, PROVINCES, PRÉFECTURES, MUNICIPALITÉS, ARRONDISSEMENTS ET COMMUNES DU ROYAUME D’APRÈS LES RÉSULTATS DU RGPH 2014" (in Arabic and French). High Commission for Planning, Morocco. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
- "Préfecture de M'diq Fnidq". Agency for the Development of the North of Morocco (APDN). Retrieved 21 February 2017.
- Morocco – Punta Almina to Oued Kiss Sector 5, retrieved 16 November 2012
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