Port of Tarifa

Port of Tarifa
Port of Tarifa

The Port of Tarifa (Spanish: Puerto de Tarifa) is a commercial harbor for fishing and passenger boats, located in the Andalusian town of Tarifa. It is managed by the Port Authority of Algeciras and is the closest European port to North Africa and on the main shipping route to Tangier in Morocco and Ceuta.[1] It has a length of 25 metres, and depth of 50 metres.


In May 429 A.D. the port was the gathering point of Geiseric and his Vandal army as they made their way to plunder in Africa.[2]


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  1. "Cerrado el Puerto de Tarifa (Cádiz) por el temporal". Europapress.es. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  2. Heather, Peter (2005). The Fall of the Roman Empire a New History of Rome and the Barbarians. Oxford: Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 0199741182.

Coordinates: 36°0′6″N 5°36′30″W / 36.00167°N 5.60833°W / 36.00167; -5.60833

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