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Safi, Morocco

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Safi is a city in western Morocco on the Atlantic Ocean.

Morocco, officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco, is a sovereign country located in the Maghreb region of North Africa.

The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceans, with an area of about 106,460,000 square kilometers.

SAFI IN MOTION by Yassine Boundouq

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The capital of Safi Province, it recorded a population of 308,508 in the 2014 Moroccan census.

The 2014 Moroccan census was held in Morocco between September 1 and September 20, 2014.

Safi - Morocco by Tadeusz Słabczyński

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The city was under protectorate by the Portuguese Empire from 1488 to 1541, was the center of the nation's weaving industry, and became a fortaleza of the Portuguese Crown in 1508.

A protectorate, in its inception adopted by modern international law, is a dependent territory that has been granted local autonomy and some independence while still retaining the suzerainty of a greater sovereign state.

The Portuguese Empire, also known as the Portuguese Overseas or the Portuguese Colonial Empire, was one of the largest and longest-lived empires in world history.

Weaving is a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth.

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Safi is the main fishing port for the country's sardine industry, and also exports phosphates, textiles and ceramics.

"Sardine" and "pilchard" are common names used to refer to various small, oily fish in the herring family Clupeidae.

A phosphate is an inorganic chemical and a salt of phosphoric acid.

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During the Second World War, Safi was the site of Operation Blackstone, one of the landing sites for Operation Torch.

World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

Operation Torch was the British-American invasion of French North Africa during the North African Campaign of the Second World War which started on 8 November 1942.

Operation Blackstone was a part of Operation Torch, the Allied landings in North Africa during World War II.

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