Tétouan is the capital and cultural center of the region of Tangier (Tanja) in northern Morocco, in the Rif occidental; it is considered the most Andalusian city of the kingdom. The city is located near Ceuta in the Country of Jebala about 60 kilometers east of the city of Tangier and close to the Strait of Gibraltar. It is located in a valley (the gorge of Tetouan) carved by the river Mhannech in the mountains of limestone Rif Mountains in the north and south. Near Tetouan, there are several very touristy coastal towns and M'Diq Martil and holiday resorts like Marina Smir and Cabo Negro. Wilaya of Tetouan covers an area of 10,375 km ².