El Jadida

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El Jadida

(ĕl jädē`də) or

Al-Jadida

(äl-jädē`də), city (1994 pop. 119,083), W Morocco, on the Atlantic Ocean. Agricultural products are exported from the port. It was seized by the Portuguese in 1502 and after 1541 was the only place Portugal held in Morocco. Repeatedly besieged by the Moroccans, it was finally captured by them in 1769. The city was formerly called Mazagan.

Jadida, El:

see El JadidaEl Jadida
or Al-Jadida
, city (1994 pop. 119,083), W Morocco, on the Atlantic Ocean. Agricultural products are exported from the port. It was seized by the Portuguese in 1502 and after 1541 was the only place Portugal held in Morocco.
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El Jadida

 

(formerly, Mazagan), a city in Morocco. Population, 55,500 (1971). El Jadida, a port on the Atlantic Ocean, has fish-canning, woodworking, and textile enterprises. The city exports fish products and farm produce. Construction of a special port for the export of phosphorites was begun in 1978.

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