Sites & cities that bear the name of Tingis


Today in : Morocco
First trace of activity : ca. 10th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : tng, 𐤕𐤍𐤂, tngʾ, 𐤕𐤍𐤂𐤀, tyngʾ, 𐤕𐤉𐤍𐤂𐤀, ttgʾ, 𐤕𐤕𐤂𐤀, Tenga, Tinga, Titga, Tingi, ⵜⵉⵏⴳⵉ, Tingis, Τιγγίς, Tanjah, ivl tin, Colonia Julia Tingi, طنجة, Tanja, ⵟⴰⵏⴵⴰ, Boughaz, Tanger, Tangier

Description : Tangier or Tangiers ( tan-JEER(Z); Arabic: طنجة‎, Berber languages: ⵟⴰⵏⴵⴰ, romanized: Ṭanja) is a major city in northwestern Morocco. It is on the Maghreb coast at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Spartel. The town is the capital of the Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region, as well as the Tangier-Assilah prefecture of Morocco. Many civilisations and cultures have influenced the history of Tangier, starting from before the 5th century. Between the period of being a strategic Berber town and then a Phoenician trading centre to the independence era around the 1950s, Tangier was a nexus for many cultures. In 1923, it was considered as having international status by foreign colonial powers, and became a destination for many European and American diplomats, spies, writers and businessmen. The city is currently undergoing rapid development and modernisation. Projects include new tourism projects along the bay, a modern business district called Tangier City Centre, a new airport terminal, and a new football stadium. Tangier's economy is also set to benefit greatly from the new Tanger-Med port.

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