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  Ceuta
Ceuta is a Spanish exclave in North Africa, surrounded by Morocco, on the Mediterranean coast near the Straits of Gibraltar.
Ceuta over the centuries was subject successively to Carthaginian, Roman, Visigothic and Arab domination, until it was captured by the Portuguese on August 14, 1415.
Ceuta is known officially in Spanish as Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta, the Autonomous City of Ceuta, having a rank between a standard Spanish city and an autonomous community.
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 Ceuta - LoveToKnow 1911
CEUTA (Arabic Sebta), a Spanish military and convict station and seaport on the north coast of Morocco, in 35° 54' N., 5° 18' W. Pop.
Ceuta consists of two quarters, the old town, covering the low ground of the isthmus, and the modern town, built on the hills forming the north and west faces of the peninsula.
Ceuta passed to Spain in 1580 on the subjugation of Portugal by Philip II., and was definitely assigned to the Spanish crown by the treaty of Lisbon in 1688.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Ceuta   (703 words)

  
 Ceuta
Ceuta is an enclave in mainland Morocco, covering an area of 19,7 km²;.
Ceuta is governed through a 25 seat local council with 4 parties, of which Groupo Independiente Liberal is the largest with 12 seats.
The topography around Ceuta is marked by 7 peaks, of which Musa Mountain is one of the two Pillars of Hercules, once the symbolic gate between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea.
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  Ceuta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ceuta is a Spanish exclave in North Africa, located on the northernmost tip of Maghreb, on the Mediterranean coast near the Strait of Gibraltar.
Ceuta is dominated by a hill called Monte Hacho, on which there is a fort occupied by the Spanish army.
Ceuta is known officially in Spanish as Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta, the Autonomous City of Ceuta, having a rank between a standard Spanish city and an autonomous community.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Ceuta   (832 words)

  
 CEUTA/ MELILLA
Ceuta is a city and seaport in northwest Africa, located on the Strait of Gibraltar.
Ceuta is situated on the site of ancient Abila, which is thought by scholars to be one of the two Pillars of Hercules.
Ceuta and Melilla are, in a practical sense, separated from Spain by the Mediterranean Sea but also by their local administrations.
www.shop-in-spain.com /ceuta.htm   (840 words)

  
 Ceuta, Spain
Ceuta (Arabic Sebta), the African port nearest to Europe, situated at the eastern entrance to the Straits of Gibraltar, is an enclave under Spanish sovereignty (plaza de soberanía) on the Moroccan coast, 75km/47mi east of Tangier and 38km/24mi north of Tetuan.
Ceuta is likely to have been an important Phoenician settlement, though there are no traces of occupation earlier than the Romans, who called the town Septem Fratres - from which the Arabic name Sebta and the Spanish name Ceuta are derived.
As a result of the union of Spain and Portugal in 1580 under Philip II Ceuta became Spanish, and since then it has remained continuously in Spanish hands, in spite of repeated Arab attacks, including a 27 year siege (1674-1701) by the troops of Moulay Ismail; the last attack, also unsuccessful, was in 1860.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Ceuta
In 1415, Ceuta was occupied by the Portuguese during the reign of John I of Portugal.
The allegiance of Ceuta to Spain was recognized by the Treaty of Lisbon by which, on January 1 1668, King Alfonso VI of Portugal formally ceded Ceuta to Carlos II of Spain.
By the Concordat of 1851 the diocese of Ceuta, a suffragan of the Andalusian archbishopric of Seville was suppressed and incorporated in the diocese of Cádiz, whose bishop usually was the Apostolic Administrator of Ceuta.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Ceuta   (1022 words)

  
 CEUTA FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ceuta is a Spanish exclave in North_Africa, located on the northernmost tip of Maghreb, on the Mediterranean coast near the Strait_of_Gibraltar.
Ceuta is dominated by a hill called Monte_Hacho, on which there is a fort occupied by the Spanish army.
Ceuta's strategic location has made it the crucial waypoint of many cultures' trade and military ventures — beginning with the Carthaginians in the 5th_century_BC (They called the city ''Abyla'').
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 Ceuta, Spain
Ceuta is a Spanish exclave in North Africa, located on the northernmost tip of Maghreb, on the Mediterranean coast near the Straits of Gibraltar.
Ceuta is dominated by a hill called Monte Hacho, on which there is a fort occupied by the Spanish army.
The Spanish government and both Ceuta's and Melilla's autonomous governments and inhabitants rejects these comparisons, on the ground that both Ceuta and Melilla are integral parts of the Spanish state, whereas Gibraltar, a British Crown colony, is not and never has been part of the United Kingdom.
www.creekin.net /c6607-n172-ceuta-spain.html   (828 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Ceuta (Morocco Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Ceuta is connected with TEtouan, Morocco, by road and rail.
In the 1990s Ceuta became a way station for many sub-Saharan Africans fleeing civil wars or other strife in their homelands and attempting to emigrate to Europe.
In 2002, Morocco, which objects to Spain's possession of Ceuta, Melilla, and several smaller Moroccan outposts, briefly occupied nearby Perejil, or Leila, an uninhabited islet both nations claim.
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 History of Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, after the desertification of the Sahara, settlement in North Africa became concentrated in the valley of the Nile, where the pre-literate Nomes of Egypt laid a base for the culture of ancient Egypt.
Written history originated in Ancient Egypt, and the Egyptian calendar is still used as the standard for dating bronze age and iron age cultures throughout the region.
History of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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 Ceuta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ceuta is an enclave in mainland Morocco, covering an area of 19,7 km²;.
Ceuta is governed through a 25 seat local council with 4 parties, of which Groupo Independiente Liberal is the largest with 12 seats.
The nature around Ceuta is marked by 7 peaks, of which Jabal Musa is one of the two Pillars of Hercules, once the symbolic gate between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea.
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 Ceuta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 710, as Muslim invaders approached the city, its Visigothic governor Julian (also described as "king of the Ghomara") changed sides and urged them to invade Spain (for personal reasons, according to the Arab chroniclers; the Visigothic King Roderic is said to have mistreated his daughter).
Under the leadership of Berber general Tariq ibn Ziyad, Ceuta was used as a prime staging ground for an assault on Visigoth-ruled Spain soon after.
The Spanish government and both Ceuta's and Melilla's autonomous governments and inhabitants rejects these comparisons, on the grounds that both Ceuta and Melilla are integral parts of the Spanish state, whereas Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, is not and never has been part of the United Kingdom.
www.lexington-fayette.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Ceuta   (884 words)

  
 history of africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ethiopia had a distinct, ancient culture with an intermittent history of contact with Eurasia after the diaspora of hominids out of Africa.
Written history originated in Egypt, and the Egyptian calendar is still used as the standard for dating bronze age and iron age cultures throughout the region
With the Battle of Ceuta Africa had ceased to belong solely to the Mediterranean world.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /History_of_Africa.html   (5773 words)

  
 Learn about Morocco history
Early history of North Africa, or the area known to Arabs as the Maghreb (‘sunset’), is relatively unknown.
Morocco’s history is usually lumped together with that of the rest of its neighboring countries.
Throughout history, Berbers have been known to be fierce and dominating warriors, having resisted the influx of foreign invasion.
www.internationalcircuit.com /morocco/history.php   (606 words)

  
 History of Ceuta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ceuta 's strategic location on the northernmost tip of Morocco (on the Strait of Gibraltar) has made it the crucialwaypoint of many a culture's trade and military ventures--beginning with the ancient Carthaginians in the 5th century BC.
A century later, in 1415, Ceuta was taken by the Portuguese under the leadership of Prince Henrythe Navigator.
In a Lisbon peace treaty(January 1, 1668) Don Afonso VI of Portugal ceded the area of Ceuta to Carlos II of Spain.
www.therfcc.org /history-of-ceuta-149510.html   (369 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Ceuta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Monte Hacho, with Ceuta harbour in the foreground.
With the rise of Roderic to the throne of the Visigoths in Hispania, and with the death in 710 CE of the previous king, Wittiza, the relatives and partisans of the latter fled to Ceuta (Septa), the Pillar of Hercules in North Africa on the northern shore of the Maghreb.
The Ceuta border fence is a separation barrier between Morocco and Spanish controlled Ceuta.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ceuta   (4460 words)

  
 European Voyages of Exploration: Africa
King João I (John I) and his sons had organised this expedition to conquer Ceuta that lay across the Straits of Gibraltar on the coast of North Africa.
Although a financial failure, the fall of Ceuta greatly added to the prestige of King João I, his sons and to Portugal.
Ceuta had been a part of a centuries-old traffic in the products of the trans-Saharan caravan routes that provided a source of gold rumoured to have originated in a wealthy nation that lay across the Sahara Desert known as Guinea.
www.acs.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/africa.html   (1262 words)

  
 After 500 years, Jews are leaving Spanish enclaves near Morocco (October 25, 2002)
Ceuta and slightly smaller Melilla are unlike any other part of Spain, where no Jews lived -- at least not openly -- until religious freedom was reinstated in the 19th century.
Ceuta's total population is around 70,000; Melilla is slightly smaller.
In the past year, eggs, rocks and bottles have been thrown at Ceuta's Sephardic synagogue while Jews were at prayer, Palestinian flags and graffiti glorifying Osama bin Laden have been painted on synagogues and churches, and graves in Melilla's Jewish cemetery have been desecrated.
www.jewishsf.com /bk021025/i54.shtml   (770 words)

  
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Thanks to its privileged situation Ceuta’s climate is smooth, Mediterranean mild, with torrid summers and moderate winters, having plentiful sunny days and an east wind, remarkably softening the temperatures.
Ceuta has always been a bordering port town and has grown thanks to its commercial activity, result of its geographical situation.
Ceuta’s coast, one of its main bastions, is 20 km long.
www.euroferrys.com /seccionesE/destinos/ceuta.php   (479 words)

  
 Wikinfo | History of Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ethiopia is a distinct, ancient culture with an intermittent history of contact with Eurasia (such as Christianity).
However, after the desertification of the Sahara, settlement in North Africa became concentrated in the valley of the Nile, where the pre-literate Nomes of Egypt laid a base for the culture of ancient Egypt, usually considered separately from the other cultures of the continent.
Phoenician, Greek and Roman history of North Africa can be followed in entries for the Roman Empire and for its individual provinces in the Maghreb, such as Mauretania, Africa, Tripolitania, Cyrenaica, Egypt etc.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=History_of_Africa   (4402 words)

  
 Ceuta - Wikipedia
Ceuta over the centuries was subject succesively to Carthage, Roman, Visigothic and Arab domination, until it was captured by the Portuguese on August 14 1415.
Ceuta is known officially in Spanish as Ciudad Autonoma de Ceuta, the Autonomous City of Ceuta.
Ceuta is administratively part of the Cádiz province.
nostalgia.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ceuta   (189 words)

  
 Ceuta, Spain
Ceuta, a beautiful autonomous city located at the north of Africa, on the strait of Gibraltar (Cadiz).
Ceuta short history: Ceuta was founded by the phoenicians, and the greeks, carthaeginensis and romans leave their steps in the city.
From the year 69 Ceuta became part of the Betic (Andalucia) province, and afterwards became part of the vandals, bizantines, visigoths, arabs, and in the year 1415 was reconquered by the Catholics.
www.spain-2.com /ceuta   (155 words)

  
 A rocky relationship | World dispatch | Guardian Unlimited
It is a small port at the mouth of the Mediterranean, overlooked by a towering rock, famous for its smugglers, owned by a country that lies across the sea but claimed by the one that surrounds it.
This even extends to the way the people of Ceuta and Melilla, who live largely by selling goods that are smuggled over the frontier into Morocco, display an exaggerated sense of Spanishness that is similar to the Gibraltarians' adoration of the Union flag.
Ceuta and Melilla, both military emplacements, are fully paid-up parts of Spain whose citizens elect their own representatives in the Madrid parliament and have exactly the same rights as any other Spaniard.
www.guardian.co.uk /elsewhere/journalist/story/0,7792,975932,00.html   (782 words)

  
 Ceuta - IBWiki
Ceuta is an integrated territory of El Reyno de Castilla i León.
Portugal yielded Ceuta to Castilla i León on January 1, 1668 as a peace offering in the English brokered Lisbon Treaty between D. Afonso VI of Portugal and Carlos II of Castilla i León.
It is officially known as Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta, or the Autonomous City of Ceuta, and is a free port.
ib.frath.net /w/Ceuta   (238 words)

  
 Spain: The Southern Border. The State turns its back on the human rights of refugees and migrants - Amnesty ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the town of Ceuta, legal assistance for foreign nationals - in expulsion processes and for asylum-seekers - is provided by the lawyer at the CETI, a member of the CEAR organisation, or the pool of lawyers of the Ceuta Lawyers’ Association, which has a team of two duty lawyers.
The Ceuta Lawyers’ Association acknowledged that it has assisted only 121 asylum-seekers in the last three quarters of 2003, and 298 in the first quarter of 2004.(115) However, such assistance is given at the time of the interview and only infrequently prior to that to prepare the case.
According to the Ceuta Immigration Office, the OAR rarely calls to ask for additional information about the interviews.(128) Consequently, it is very important that, in that first interview, the examiner plays a more active role and attempts to clarify any possible discrepancies, contradictions or ambiguities in the applicant’s statement(129).
web.amnesty.org /library/Index/ENGEUR410082005   (14728 words)

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