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Agadir



Agadir
Introduction

1. Tremendous beach

2. Modern streets

3. Finding the real suuq

4. The kasbah

5. After the earthquake

6. Talborjt at night

7. The town zoo

8. Port, Fish market

Practicalities




















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AGADIR
After the earthquake

The memorial park of Agadir


Flowers in the memorial park of Agadir


With the earthquake of 1960 Agadir saw one of the most complete wipe-outs of any earthquake in this century: only a small quarter north along the beach survived. 15,000 people died, and Agadir moved its centre a couple of kilometre south and away from the dangerous epicentre.
The memorial park is placed where the old town centre once was, and except a small mosque and some structures that can serve for ceremonies, there is nothing but trees and flowers here. The area is not really a place for excursions — there are too of Agadir's inhabitants who have many memories buried in the soil.





By Tore Kjeilen