Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco, North Africa, the city of Casablanca is located on the Atlantic Ocean, it is also the economic Capital of Morocco, known for its international port trade activities, the port of Casablanca, Casablanca also hosts one of the largest airport in Africa, airport Casablanca Mohamed V, Casablanca counts a population of over 3.3 million, 3.85 million in the greater Casablanca, Thus Casablanca is considered Morocco’s largest city.
Casablanca is the 6th biggest city in the entire continent of Africa, with a majority of the modern economic sector being based in the Casablanca region, and the Casablanca area being dominant in industrial and service sector activity. Casablanca is often and justifiably referred to as the economic capital, although Morocco’s political capital is Rabat. It is also the primary naval base for the Royal Moroccan Navy. and Casablanca is the leading city hosting headquarters and main industrial facilities for the leading Moroccan and international companies based in Morocco. Industrial statistics show Casablanca retains its historic position as the main industrial zone of the country. The Port of Casablanca is considered as Morocco’s chief port and as one of the largest artificial ports in the world. It is also the largest port of the Maghreb and North Africa.
Mosque Hassan II: The mix of traditional Moroccan architecture and ultra-sophisticated technology was built by over 3300 cra:ftsmen and includes a retractable roof, which opens up the prayer hall to the heavens for over 25,000 people. The height of the minaret (200 metres) makes it the tallest in the world and can be seen as a commitment to the faith of Islam by the people of Morocco where 98.7% of the people are Muslim, 1.1% are Christian and 0.2% Jewish. The Port of Casablanca: It was built by the French at the beginning of the 1900’s, covering an area of 12.000 m2.
This port is protected by the 3180-metre-long Moulay Youssef jetty which was constructed to create Morocco’s premier port ( takes 70% of the national maritime traffic for Morocco) and the fourth largest in Africa. The port has uses, from the naval national office to a tourist harbour, where the private cruisers can be seen off loading their customers for a few days in Casablanca and the surrounding area.