Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Rabat

Rabat, Ribat, Arbat, Brat, or New Sallee, is a fortified port of Morocco, 130 miles south of Cape Spartel, at the mouth of the river Bu Bakrak. A great many European imports pass hence into the interior, and the wares of the country, such as carpets, pottery, brasswork, etc., are exported to northern markets. Sallee, on the other side of the river, is now a poor place. It was formerly the starting-point of the worst piratical marauders.