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 (tăn-jîr′) also Tan·giers (-jîrz′)
A city of northern Morocco at the west end of the Strait of Gibraltar. Founded by the Phoenicians and later controlled by a variety of powers, including Portugal and Great Britain, it was administered as part of an international zone from 1923 until 1956.
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(Placename) a port in N Morocco, on the Strait of Gibraltar: a Phoenician trading post in the 15th century bc; a neutral international zone (1923–56); made the summer capital of Morocco and a free port in 1962; commercial and financial centre. Pop: 526 000 (2003)
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also Tan•giers


a seaport in N Morocco, on the W Strait of Gibraltar: capital of the former Tangier Zone. 266,346.
French, Tan•ger (tɑ̃ˈʒeɪ)
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Noun1.Tangier - a city of northern Morocco at the west end of the Strait of GibraltarTangier - a city of northern Morocco at the west end of the Strait of Gibraltar; "the first tangerines were shipped from Tangier to Europe in 1841"
Al-Magrib, Kingdom of Morocco, Maroc, Marruecos, Morocco - a kingdom (constitutional monarchy) in northwestern Africa with a largely Muslim population; achieved independence from France in 1956
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[tænˈdʒɪəʳ] Tangiers [tænˈdʒɪəz] NTánger m
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[tænˈdʒɪər] nTanger
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nTanger nt
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[tænˈdʒɪəʳ] nTangeri f
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References in classic literature ?
There is an English garrison at Gibraltar of 6,000 or 7,000 men, and so uniforms of flaming red are plenty; and red and blue, and undress costumes of snowy white, and also the queer uniform of the bare-kneed Highlander; and one sees soft-eyed Spanish girls from San Roque, and veiled Moorish beauties (I suppose they are beauties) from Tarifa, and turbaned, sashed, and trousered Moorish merchants from Fez, and long- robed, bare-legged, ragged Muhammadan vagabonds from Tetuan and Tangier, some brown, some yellow and some as black as virgin ink--and Jews from all around, in gabardine, skullcap, and slippers, just as they are in pictures and theaters, and just as they were three thousand years ago, no doubt.
We form rather more than half the list of white passengers on board a small steamer bound for the venerable Moorish town of Tangier, Africa.
Tangier! A tribe of stalwart Moors are wading into the sea to carry us ashore on their backs from the small boats.
At length he entered Tangiers, and on the 28th of September sailed for Toulon.
(86) The event that accelerated Sandwich's "taking possession" of Tangier was only the dramatic defeat inflicted by Moroccan irregulars on a Portuguese raiding party, intercepted six miles inland on Sunday, 12 January 1662.
Tangier has always been a focal point of international interest, a very open town where one is free to do as one likes.
While I was visiting Tangier in 1989 during the filming of Bernardo Bertolucci's version of Paul Bowles' novel The Sheltering Sky, I saw the movie crew spend days in preparation for a scene by meticulously removing all traces of plastic from the environment.
Tangier was once a city that attracted an unlikely mix of international bankers, famous authors and those in search of sexual liberalism.
Tangier Port TANGIER, Northern Morocco, June 28 (KUNA) -- Moroccan Crown Prince Moulay Hassan opened Friday the second phase of Tangier Port located at entrance of Mount Gibraltar, at the western edge of the Meditarranean.
Set on a pristine beach, Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa opens its doors today, marking Hilton's third property in Morocco.
HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdul Aziz al-Thani inaugurating the first phase of Qatari Diar's Al Houara resort in Tangier. The inauguration was attended among others by Morocco's Minister of Tourism, Air Transport, Handicraft and Social Economy Mohamed Sajid and Governor of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region Mohamed Mhidia.
Chief of the Amiri Diwan HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al Thani inaugurated the first phase of Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company's Al Houara Resort project in Tangier, Morocco, on Friday.