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Melilla

(mālē`lyä), city (1994 pop. 63,670), Spanish possession, on the Mediterranean coast of Morocco, NW Africa. It is a free port, and the principal industry is fishing. Spain has held the city since 1496 despite many attacks by Moroccans; Morocco continues to object to Spanish control of Melilla. Melilla was one of the sites in Spanish Morocco where the revolt that became (1936) the Spanish civil warSpanish civil war,
1936–39, conflict in which the conservative and traditionalist forces in Spain rose against and finally overthrew the second Spanish republic. The Second Republic
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, city (1994 pop. 71,926), c.7 sq mi (18 sq km), NW Africa, a possession of Spain, on the Strait of Gibraltar. An enclave in Morocco, Ceuta is administered as an integral part of Cádiz prov., Spain.
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Melilla

 

a city on the Mediterranean coast of Morocco; the city and its surrounding area are under Spanish rule. Population, 77,000 (1970). Iron ore and canned fish are exported. The city is a highway junction and the terminus of a narrow-gauge rail-road. Melilla has ship-repairing facilities and an airport for hydroplanes. There are also fish-canning enterprises.

Melilla

the chief town of a Spanish enclave in Morocco, on the Mediterranean coast: founded by the Phoenicians; exports iron ore. Pop.: 68 463 (2003 est.)
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Major organization : CIUDAD AUTNOMA DE MELILLA, CONSEJERIA DE ECONOMA Y EMPLEO, VICECONSEJERA DE CONTRATACIN Y PATRIMONIO, NEGOCIADO DE CONTRATACIN
There, he bought a Moroccan passport and crossed from Morocco to Melilla, a Spanish city on the North African coast.
The joint operation was launched after Spanish police spotted that one suspect had strong work and social links with Melilla, a Spanish enclave in Morocco, Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz told reporters.
Ceuta and Melilla -- two tiny specks of Europe at the northern tip of Africa which have the only two land borders between the two continents.
Spain's interior ministry said four women, one of them a minor, and three men were arrested in Barcelona, Spain's North African enclaves of Melilla and Ceuta, and in the nearby Moroccan town of Fnideq, or Castillejos in Spanish.
2014 has seen enormous pressure placed on the Melilla frontier with hundreds of sub-Saharans camped in the hills around the enclave looking for their chance to try and enter into Europe.
The leader of the group was of Spanish nationality, born in Morocco and resident in Melilla, the ministry said.
In recent months the National Police and the Civil Guard have broken up three cells that recruited Jihadists in Melilla and Spain[euro]o's other North African exclave, Ceuta.
Elle a rappele la position de sa coalition invitant le Parlement Europeen a ouvrir un debat sur la situation des [beaucoup moins que]centaines de personnes qui supportent des conditions de vie insoutenables[beaucoup plus grand que]a Sebta et Melilla.
Ironically, Ceuta and Melilla function much on the same Finders, Keepers principle as Gibraltar, a disputed peninsula and military strongpoint in the south of the Iberian Peninsula that has been under British control for 300 years--to the dismay of the Spanish who have repeatedly called for its annexation.
The arrests were made in a dawn swoop on Friday in the Spanish enclave of Melilla on Morocco's north coast.
Berlin, Jumada I 5, 1435, Mar 6, 2014, SPA -- Spain's minister of the interior Jorge Fernandez Diaz called the immigration situation in North Africa a "state emergency" on Thursday during a visit to the coastal town of Melilla, according to Spanish media reports, according to dpa.