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Encyclopedia > Safi, Morocco

Asfi (french Safi) is a city located in western Morocco, by the Atlantic Ocean. As of 1987 the city agglomeration has an estimated 793,000 inhabitants. The city is the main fishing port in the country (sardine fishery). The city exports phosphorites and has chemical facilities, textile industry facilities and craftsmanship facilities (mainly ceramics). The Kingdom of Morocco is a country in northwest Africa. ... The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of its surface. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the study of human settlements, an agglomeration is an extended city or town area comprising the built-up area of a central place (usually a municipality) and any suburbs or adjacent satellite towns. ... Fishing from a Pier Fishing is both the recreation and sport of catching fish (for food or as a trophy), and the commercial fishing industry of catching or harvesting seafood (either fish or other aquatic life-forms, such as shellfish). ... Categories: Stub | Commercial item transport and distribution | Transportation ... Sardines or pilchards are a group of several types of small oily fish related to herrings, family Clupeidae. ... A fishery (plural: fisheries) is an organized effort by humans to catch fish or other aquatic species, an activity known as fishing. ... Apatite is a group of minerals, usually referring to: hydroxylapatite, fluorapatite, and chlorapatite, named for high concentrations of OH-, F-, or Cl- ions, respectively, in the crystal lattice. ... The word ceramic is derived from the Greek word Karazmikos (the name of a town near Athens), and in its strictest sense refers to clay in all its forms. ...


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  • Entry in Lexicorient (http://lexicorient.com/morocco/safi.htm)

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Safi, Morocco (182 words)
Safi lies on Morocco's central Atlantic coast and has been an important port since Roman times.
Under the Saadians, Safi's trading was developed and the city's Jamaa Masjid, or Grand Mosque, was built.
Safi is also Morocco's most famous ceramic center, featuring an ancient potter's quarter and artisans of international reputation.
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