Melilla


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Melilla

(mālē`lyä), autonomous city (1994 pop. 63,670), Spanish possession, on the Mediterranean coast of Morocco, NW Africa. Administered directly by the Spanish government, 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 directly by the Spanish government.
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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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