Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page
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Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2001
Size of heritage: 30 ha
- Buffer zone: 15 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: -8,231°
Latitude: 31,517°

About

Essaouira is an exceptional example of a late-18th-century fortified town, built according to the principles of contemporary European military architecture in a North African context. Since its foundation, it has been a major international trading seaport, linking Morocco and its Saharan hinterland with Europe and the rest of the world.


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