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MAZARR6N

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 941 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MAZARR6N, a town of eastern Spain, in the province of Murcia, 19 M. W. of Cartagena. Pop. (1900), 23,284. There are soap and flour mills and metallurgic factories in the town, and iron, copper and lead mines in the neighbouring Sierra de Almenara. A railway 5 m. long unites Mazarr6n to its port on the Mediterranean, where there is a suburb with 2500 inhabitants (mostly engaged in fisheries and coasting trade), containing barracks, a custom-house, and important leadworks. Outside of the suburb there are saltpans, most of the proceeds of which are exported to Galicia.
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