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Part of Joseph Roux's map, 1764
Part of Joseph Roux's map, 1764

Facts in brief:

Taken by Romans in 201 BC; besieged by French 1709 & by Federalists of Cartagena 1873; controlled by Republicans during Spanish Civil War 1936-1939; Madrid's commerical port; products include wine, raisins, vegetables, bricks, cigarettes & esparto grass

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