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Casablanca is the largest city and port of Morocco . It lies on the coast of the Atlantic, in the western part of the country. Casablanca is the economic and cultural centre of the state. We can find here the Institute of Oceanography and the base of Morocco's Royal Navy.

Recent History

The current area of Casablanca was settled from the 10th century BC. The first settlers were the Berbers. The Phoenicians and the Romans used Casablanca as their main port. In the 7th century, a small kingdom named Anfa was established here. Its inhabitants were Muslims. In 1068, the Almoravids occupied Anfa. By the 14th century, Anfa was under the rule of the Merinids, and it was an important port. In 1468, Anfa was destroyed by the Portuguese. In 1515, on the ruins of the old town, the Portuguese built a military base and the town of Casa Branca (White House) . The largest part of the city was destroyed by an earthquake in 1755. In the second half of the 18th century, the city was restored by sultan Mohammed ben Abdallah, who named the city ad-Dār al-Bayḍāʼ (White House in Arabic) . In 1781, the city was seized by the Spaniards, and it has regained the name Casa Blanca. In 1907, Casablanca became a part of the French colony. In 1956, Morocco became an independent state.

Casablanca and its Monuments

Casablanca consists of two parts: the Old Medina and the New Town. The Old Medina is surrounded by walls and the port. The New City was built by the French. The centre of new Casablanca is Place Mohammed V, a square with buildings built in Moorish style. The most important monument, as well as the dominant of Casablanca is Hassan II. Mosque. It stands on a ledge above the sea. Its construction started in 1980 and it was completed in 1993. The mosque has a 200 m high minaret. The next interesting building in Casablanca is the Cathédrale Sacré-Coeur. Visitors can take a rest in the beautiful Park de la Ligue Arabe.

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Information and Facts

GPS: 33.5953, -7.6173
Altitude: 28 m
Population: 2 9,00 ,000
Foundation (year): 1756
Distance from the capital city: Rabat, 95 km
Last update: Oct 22, 2012 7:18:35 AM

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