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Saffi(both: sä`fē), city (1994 pop. 262,276), W central Morocco, on the Atlantic Ocean. It is a center of the Moroccan fishing and canning industries. Phosphates are exported. Safi was a Portuguese base in the early 16th cent.; it then became (until 1660) the chief port, being close to the capital, Marrakech, of the Saadian dynasty. In World War II, Allied forces landed there on Nov. 8, 1942.
a city on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, the capital of Safi Province. Population, 129,000 (1971). Safi is an industrial and transportation center and a port. Its freight turnover was 3 million tons in 1972. Phosphorites, superphosphate, and canned fish are exported. The city has a chemical combine that produces concentrated superphosphate and sulfuric acid, fish-canning enterprises, and a jute factory. Safi was founded in the 11 th century.