|Eastern Mojave Vegetation||Cadiz, (Cadiz), Andalucia, Spain.|
See also: Chiclana de la Frontera.
City on a peninsula in southern Spain. Named Gadir by the Phoencians, who founded their trading post in 1100 BC, it was later controlled by the Carthaginians, until it became a thriving Roman port. It sank into oblivion under the Visigoths and Moors, but attained great splendour in the early 16th century as a launching point for the journey to the newly discovered lands of America. Cadiz was later raided by Sir Francis Drake, in the struggle to gain control of trade with the New World, and managed to withstand a siege by Napoleon's army.
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Date and time this article was prepared:9:41:54 AM, 7/31/2017.