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EMPO´RICUS SINUS (δ Ἐμπορικὸς κόλπος), a gulf on the W. coast of Mauretania Tingitana, between the towns of Sala (Salee) and Lixus (El-Araish). It derived its name from the mercantile settlements of the Phoenicians. Strabo says that the tides were here so great, that at high water the country was overflowed 7 stadia inland; a statement confirmed by the great swamps which now cover the district. (Strab. xvii. pp. 825, 829; Ptol. 4.1.)


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    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 4.1
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