Tetouan
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Tetouan (Tétouan, Tétuan; Ar. Tiṭwān, Berb. Tīṭṭāwīn) is a port town on the Mediterranean coast of northern Morocco at the mouth of the Martil River on the slopes of the Jabal al-Darsa, part of the Rif mountain chain.

1. History

Although it is believed to be built near the site of the ancient Roman city of Tamuda, very little is known about the city of  Tetouan or its Jewish community until after the expulsion from Spain in 1492. The city was destroyed …

Cite this page
Jessica Marglin, “Tetouan”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 26 May 2017
First published online: 2010



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