La Línea

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Línea, La

(lä lē`nāä), 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 GibraltarGibraltar
, British overseas territory (2015 est. pop. 34,000), 2.5 sq mi (6.5 sq km), on a narrow, rocky peninsula extending into the Mediterranean Sea from SW Spain. Most of the peninsula is occupied by the Rock of Gibraltar (Lat.
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, 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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Por lo anterior, el presente estudio tiene como objetivo describir y evaluar la disposicion estructural del sistema de canales de la linea lateral de tres especies de rayas electricas del genero Narcine, con distribucion en Mexico, todo lo anterior, con la finalidad de identificar caracteres utiles para la delimitacion taxonomica de las especies de interes y su eventual relacion con otros Torpediniformes.
A spokesman for Spain's National Police said: "The criminal organisation used an infrastructure of counter-vigilance with radars that were installed high-up inside two houses opposite the coast in La Linea.