I F N I
HISTORY AND STAMPS
IFNI, a former Spanish possession (580 sq mi/1,502 sq km,
15,000 inhabitants), is located in the SW of Morocco, on the Atlantic Ocean.
Its main industry is fishing. Sidi Ifni was the residence of
the governor-general of Spanish Sahara now Western Sahara. The town square
is still completely dominated by Spanish architecture, built from 1934 and
In 1476 Ifni was occupied by
Spain, but in 1524 it was recaptured by the Moroccan rulers.
Over 300 years
later, in 1860, as part of the Treaty of Tangier, Sidi Ifni is
back on Spanish hands. It is in
when Spain takes full possession of Sidi Ifni.
For more information about above stamps
please point to them with the mouse index.
Credits: many thanks to Tracy Barber
(USA) for some FDC scans.
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