Agadir has a population of 678,596 (2004; census figures for the agglomeration include the nearby cities of Inezgane and Aït Melloul). The population of the city proper is estimated at 200,000. The mild winter climate (January average midday temperature 20.5°C/69°F)[2] and good beaches have made it a major “winter sun” destination for Northern Europeans. The mayor is Tariq Kabbaj.

The city is located on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, near the foot of the Atlas Mountains, just north of the point where the Souss River flows into the ocean.

Agadir is an important fishing and commercial port, the first sardine port in the world, (exporting cobalt, manganese, zinc and citrus).It is also a seaside resort with a long sandy beach. Because of its large buildings, wide roads, modern hotels, and European-style cafés, Agadir is not a typical city of traditional Morocco, but it is a modern, busy and dynamic town.

Agadir is famous for its sea food and agriculture.

The city’s main neighborhoods are:

Agadir seen by SPOT satellite

  • Secteur Touristique
  • Taddart
  • Hay Adrar
  • Founty
  • Iligh
  • Sonaba
  • Ihchach
  • Les Amicales
  • La ville nouvelle
  • Nouveau Talborjt
  • Cité Suisse
  • Lakhiyam
  • Dakhla
  • Extension Dakhla
  • Al Houda
  • Salam
  • Riad Assalam
  • Hay al Hassani
  • Anza
  • L’Erac (Bouargane).
  • Quartier Industriel Tasila
  • Tilila
  • Quartier Residentiel
  • Quartier Al mohammadi

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