Agadir

Agadir (ⴰⴳⴰⴷⵉⵔ in Berber or أغادير in Arabic) is a city in mid-southern Morocco located on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean near the foot of the Atlas Mountains, just north of the point where the Sus River flows into the ocean. It is 508 kilometers south of Casablanca and is the capital of the Agadir Ida-U-Tanan Prefecture and of the Sus-Massa economic region. The … Continue reading Agadir

Spanish Morocco #145 (1935)

The Spanish Protectorate in Morocco (الحماية الإسبانية على المغرب — Protectorado español en Marruecos) was established on November 27, 1912, by a treaty between France and Spain that converted the Spanish sphere of influence in Morocco into a formal protectorate. The Spanish protectorate consisted of a northern strip on the Mediterranean and the Strait of Gibraltar, and a southern part of the protectorate around Cape Juby, … Continue reading Spanish Morocco #145 (1935)

Spanish Sahara #B18 (1951)

Spanish Sahara #B18 (1951)

Spanish Sahara (Sahara Español in Spanish and الصحراء الإسبانية‎‎ — As-Sahrā’a Al-Isbānīyah in Arabic), officially the Overseas Province of the Spanish Sahara (Provincia Ultramarina del Sahara Español and إقليم الصحراء الإسبانية ما وراء البحار), was the name used for the modern territory of Western Sahara when it was occupied and ruled as a territory by Spain between 1884 and 1975. It had been one of the most … Continue reading Spanish Sahara #B18 (1951)

British Post Offices in Morocco #80 (1936)

Great Britain – Offices in Morocco #80 (1936)

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Morocco used a well-organized system of internal “Sharifien” mail, and all international mail was carried out by foreign postal systems under contract. This led to a large number of competing offices in the main towns (especially the ports) run by Germany, France, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The British Post Offices in Morocco, also known as the … Continue reading Great Britain – Offices in Morocco #80 (1936)

German Post Offices in Morocco #20 (1905)

German Post Offices in Morocco #20 (1905)

The German post offices abroad were an extraterritorial network of German post offices in foreign countries with a significant German commercial interest to provide mail service where the local services were generally deemed unsafe or unreliable, such as China, Morocco, Ottoman Empire and Zanzibar. The system ended during or shortly after World War I. German post offices in Morocco (Deutsche Post in Marokko) started to operate … Continue reading German Post Offices in Morocco #20 (1905)

French Morocco #131 (1933)

French Morocco #131 (1933)

The French Protectorate in Morocco (Protectorat français au Maroc in French, or حماية فرنسا في المغرب‎‎ — Ḥimāyat Faransā fi-l-Maḡrib in Arabic) was established by the Treaty of Fez on March 30, 1912, and existed until November 18, 1955, when it — along with Spanish Morocco and the international zone of Tangier became the independent nation of Morocco. French Morocco comprised the area of Morocco between the Corridor … Continue reading French Morocco #131 (1933)