Essaouira

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Essaouira

Sidi Megdoul
City and Wilaya
Ramparts of Essaouira.JPG
Coat of arms of Essaouira
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 31°30′47″N 9°46′11″W / 31.51306°N 9.76972°W / 31.51306; -9.76972Coordinates: 31°30′47″N 9°46′11″W / 31.51306°N 9.76972°W / 31.51306; -9.76972
Country Morocco
RegionMarrakesh-Safi
Government
 • MayorAsma Chaâbi
Population
 (2004)
 • Total70,000
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)
Blue fishing boats in harbour
Souvenirs shops in Medina

Essaouira (Arabic: الصويرة‎), formerly known as Mogador, is a city in western Morocco on the Atlantic Ocean.