Souira Guedima

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 [Al Bakri, "Kitāb al-Masalik wa'l-Mamalik", French translation by M. de Slane, Paris] .

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

Notes

ource

* [http://www.worldstatesmen.org/Morocco.htm#Aguz WorldStatesmen- Morocco]

External links

* [http://www.matee.gov.ma/onem/synt_monog_locales/mono_loc_safi.pdf Moroccan Government document on the Safi area] (in French)


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