He took government land on the site of the present city.
Over all, the population of the present city exceeds 550,000.
The present day city was founded on November 1, 1971.
By 1864, the nucleus of the present city was established.
The present city is more than 500 years old.
The present city of Essaouira was built during the 18th century.
This is several kilometres to the west of the present city.
A small community formed that same year about 4 miles (6 km) east of the present city.
The present city of Iwo was founded in the 16th or 17th century.
The present city was built upon a former Slavic settlement.