It is a city in western Morocco on the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of Safi Province, it recorded a populace of 308,508 in the 2014 Moroccan enumeration. The city was under protectorate by the Portuguese Empire from 1488 to 1541. It is situated at the focal point of the country's weaving industry, and turned into a fortaleza of the Portuguese Crown in 1508.
Safi is the primary angling port for the nation's sardine industry, and furthermore trades phosphates, materials and pottery. Amid the Second World War, Safi was the site of Operation Blackstone, one of the arrival locales for Operation Torch.