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Línea, La

Línea, La (lä lēˈnāä) [key], city (1990 pop. 61,597), Cádiz prov., S Spain, on the Strait of Gibraltar. Situated on the Spanish border north of the neutral zone that separates the city from the British colony of Gibraltar, La Línea is fortified and holds strategic importance. La Línea supplies Gibraltar with fresh fruits and vegetables, and many of its citizens are employed by the British.

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