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Larache (läräshˈ) [key], Arab. Al Araish, city (1994 pop. 98,755), N Morocco, on the Atlantic Ocean. Vegetables, cork, wool, and timber are exported. The Phoenicians founded a trading post on the site, which was later captured by the Romans and called Lixus. Spain held the city twice (1610–91 and 1911–56).

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