Tangier is a town in northern Morocco, capital of the Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceïma region. It is the capital of the prefecture of Tangier-Asilah. Located at the extreme northwest of the country on the Straits of Gibraltar, the city is located 24 kilometers from the Spanish coast. Its population is 974,000 inhabitants in the census of 20142 which places it in the third largest city in Morocco after Casablanca and Fez.

Tangier is located in the bay of the same name, open on the western end of the Strait of Gibraltar, about 15 km from the Spanish coasts; And on the outskirts of the Rif mountain range.

The climate of Tangier is of the Mediterranean type tempered by the oceanic influence, presenting four well-marked seasons: soft and humid winter, warm and dry summer, inter-season moderately rainy.

However, the city is often subject to severe meteorological phenomena such as strong winds and intense rains (eg 200 mm of rain in one day on 23 November 2008). Rainfall is between 700 and 1,000 mm per year. During spring and summer, sirocco or chergui, a hot Sahara wind, sometimes invites the region and can raise the maximum temperatures above 40°C. This usually lasts only 2 to 3 days.