plazas de soberanía – places of sovereignty
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The plazas de soberanía (“places of sovereignty”) are the current Spanish territories in continental North Africa, bordering Morocco, and islands off the Moroccan coast. Historically, Spain has held a number of emplacements in North Africa including Oran which was occupied between 1509 and 1708, and again from 172 to 1831. The autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla are today the two remaining plazas mayores de soberanía (or Larger Places of Sovereignty), and the Islas Chafarinas, the Peñón de Alhucemas and the Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, the three plazas menores de soberanía (or Smaller Places of Sovereignty).
plazas de soberanía en ingles, what are places of sovereignty?
- Spanish control of Oran (Wikipedia)