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Safi
Safi is located in Morocco
Safi
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 32°17′N 9°14′W / 32.283°N 9.233°W / 32.283; -9.233
Country Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco
Region Doukkala-Abda
Population (2004)
 - Total 284,750

Safi (French: Safi, Arabic: آسفي‎) is a city in western Morocco on the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of the Doukkala-Abda Region, it has a population of 284,750 (2004 census), but is also the centre of an agglomeration which has an estimated 793,000 inhabitants (1987). Safi is the main fishing port for the country's sardine industry, and also exports phosphates, textiles and ceramics. During the Second World War, Safi was one of the landing sites for Operation Torch.

Safi, under the name Safim, was under Portuguese rule between 1488 and 1541.

Safi's patron saint is Abu Mohammed Salih.

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Coordinates: 32°17′N 9°14′W / 32.283°N 9.233°W / 32.283; -9.233

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