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About Kenitra

Kenitra (Moroccan Arabic:, Qnīṭra; Arabic: القنيطرة, Al-Qunayṭira, the little bridge) is a city in northern Morocco, formerly known as Port Lyautey from 1932 to 1956. It is a port on the Sbu river, has a population in 2014 of 431,282, is one of the three main cities of the Rabat-Sale-Quneitra region and the capital of Kenitra Province. During the Cold War Kenitra's U.S. Naval Air Facility served as a stopping point in North Africa.

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