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Souira Guedima

Souira Guedima
Description of the "Souia Qadima" fortress, in Edmond Doutté (1867-1926)
Description of the "Souia Qadima" fortress, in Edmond Doutté (1867-1926)
Souira Guedima is located in Morocco
Souira Guedima
Souira Guedima
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 32°2′N 9°20′W / 32.033°N 9.333°W / 32.033; -9.333
Country Morocco
RegionMarrakesh-Safi
ProvinceSafi
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)

Souira Guedima, formerly known as Aguz, is a Moroccan town 36 km south of Safi, at the mouth of the Tensift River on the Atlantic seacoast. Guedima may also be spelt Kadima, Kdima, Qadima (best English transliteration), or Qdima. Aguz may also be spelt Agouz, Gouz or Couz.

History

The town was an important port in the 11th century, serving the city of Aghmat which was inland 3 days journey to the east.[1]

Portuguese fortress

Between 1506 and 1525 the stronghold of Aguz was an enclave under Portuguese colonial rule, as were various other Moroccan towns, such as Safim (Safi) (1488–1541) .

It was governed by the following Portuguese Captains :

  • 1506-1507 - Diogo de Azambuja
  • (at least one anonymous)
  • 15..-1525 - Gonçalo Mendes Sacoto

The fort

Notes

  1. ^ Al Bakri, Kitāb al-Masalik wa'l-Mamalik, French translation by M. de Slane, Paris

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