M'diq

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M'diq
Rincón or Mediek
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View of M'diq
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-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
Prefecture M'diq-Fnideq
Population (September 2014)[1]
 • Total 56,227
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

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.[2]

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[1] 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. 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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. 
  2. ^ "Préfecture de M'diq Fnidq". Agency for the Development of the North of Morocco (APDN). Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Morocco – Punta Almina to Oued Kiss Sector 5, retrieved 16 November 2012

External links[edit]

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