Agadir

Agadir

[ah-gah-deer]
noun
a seaport in SW Morocco: destroyed by earthquake in 1960; new town rebuilt S of original site.
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Agadir (ˌæɡəˈdɪə)
 
n
a port in SW Morocco, which became the centre of an international crisis (1911), when a gunboat arrived to protect German interests. Britain issued a strong warning to Germany but the French negotiated and war was averted. In 1960 the town was virtually destroyed by an earthquake, about 10 000 people being killed. Pop: 385 000 (2003)

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