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Kenitra(kənē`trə), city (1994 pop. 292,627), NW Morocco, on the Sebou River. It is a port exporting agricultural products. The city was built by the French and called by them Port Lyautey. American troops landed there in Nov., 1942, during World War II.
(Mina Hassan Tani, formerly Port Lyautey), a city in western Morocco; the administrative center of Kenitra Province. Population, 130,000 (1970). Kenitra has a railroad station and is the industrial and transportation center of an agricultural region. It is a port (freight turnover of 470,000 tons in 1970) at the mouth of the Sebou River, exporting early vegetables, olive oil, wine, and other agricultural products. The city has food-processing enterprises (mainly canneries and flour mills) and textile, metalworking, and chemical industries.