La Línea

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Línea, La

Línea, La (lä lēˈnāä), city (1990 pop. 61,597), Cádiz prov., S Spain, on the Strait of Gibraltar. Situated on the Spanish border north of the neutral zone that separates the city from the British colony of Gibraltar, La Línea is fortified and holds strategic importance. La Línea supplies Gibraltar with fresh fruits and vegetables, and many of its citizens are employed by the British.
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La Línea


a city and port in southern Spain, in Andalusia, Cádiz Province, on the shore of Algeciras harbor in the Strait of Gibraltar. Population, 62,000 (1970).

La Línea is part of the border district of Campo de Gibraltar. It has petroleum refineries and petrochemical enterprises and produces foodstuffs, metalwork, and cement. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the British colony of Gibraltar, separated from La Línea by a neutral zone.

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