Agadir Crisis in 1911
In 1911, the German destroyer Panther docked in the city to protect the German community residing there, which caused the so-called Agadir crisis between France and Germany, which later led to the declaration of Morocco as a French protectorate in 1912.
Agadir's earthquake 1960
On February 29, 1960, at 11 pm, an earthquake almost completely destroyed the city of Agadir. In 15 seconds, 15,000 people were buried under the rubble. This natural disaster recorded a high number of damages, as most of its neighborhoods (Old Talborjt, Kasbah Area) were destroyed. These areas had a common denominator, which was the schism underlying the earth, which in the past caused several disturbances to the earth's geosphere, but in 1960 it had a severe impact that led to the destruction of the city. After the disaster on February 29, 1960, the population dropped to 16,000, down from 45,000 before the disaster.
After the 1960 earthquake
“If the destruction of Agadir is fate, its construction is entrusted to our will and our faith.” King Mohammed V declared. The New Agadir was built south of the old city. The new city was distinguished by its spacious streets, modern buildings and cafes. It is the second Moroccan tourist city after Marrakesh famous for its blue beaches and clear skies.