Tangier is located in northern Morocco, on a bay of the Strait of Gibraltar 27 km from Spain.
It is built on the slopes of a chalky limestone hill.
The old town, enclosed by 15th century ramparts, is dominated by a Kasbah, the sultan’s palace which is now a museum of Moroccan art, and the Great Mosque.
European parts, whose populations have declined significantly since integration with Morocco in 1956, extend to the south and west.
An important port and trade centre, the city has outstanding road and rail connections with , Meknes, Fez, Rabat, and Casablanca, in addition to an international airport and habitual shipping services to Europe.
The building trades, fishing, and textile and carpet manufacturing supplement the city’s exciting tourist trade.