Safi is a port city located on the Atlantic Ocean in western Morocco. The city has population of around 308,500 people (2014 census).
- The capital of Safi Province, Safi is also the centre of agglomeration which has an estimated 415,300 inhabitants (2014 census). The city was under protectorate by Portuguese Empire between 1488-1541, the fortress constructed by Vasco da Gama's brother-in-law in order to protect the city, under the rule of Portuguese is still there today.
- The inhabitants of Safi are composed of Arabs and Berbers descended from: the berbers who lived in the area before the city's foundation; the berbers who came later from sous plains, south of the area; two Arab tribes: Abda: descending from Banu Hilal of Tunisia; Bhatra and Rabiaa. Ahmar: descending from Maqil of Algeria. The city of Safi had a Jewish community which emigrated to Canada, Israel or France. At the time it represented over 20% of the population.
- Safi city, under the name Safim (Asfi or Zaffim), is one of the oldest in Morocco, but its foundation date is unknown. Historian Mohammed al-Kanuni says that Safi must be identified with ancient Carcunticus or Thymiaterion and was founded by Carthaginian Hanno during Periplus as related by Pliny Elder.
- Safi is the major fishing port for country's sardine industry. It also exports textiles, ceramics and phosphates. During the World War II, Safi was among the landing spots for Operation Torch.
Highlights: 16th-century ruined castle, Marrakech
The Safi cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Safi, Marrakesh, Morocco.
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Port Safi cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Safi, Marrakesh, Morocco. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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