Casablanca

city in Morocco

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Casablanca

Grand Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca (Arabic: الدار البيضاء‎‎, ad-Dār al-Bayḍā’; Berber: Anfa; local informal name: Kaẓa) is the largest city of Morocco, located in the central-western part of the country on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the largest city in the Maghreb, as well as one of the largest and most important cities in Africa, both economically and demographically.

Casablanca is Morocco’s chief port and one of the largest financial centers on the African continent. The 2012 census, adjusted with recent numbers, recorded a population of about 4 million in the prefecture of Casablanca. Casablanca is considered the economic and business center of Morocco, while the national political capital is Rabat.

The leading Moroccan companies and international corporations doing business there have their headquarters and main industrial facilities in Casablanca. Recent industrial statistics show Casablanca retains its historical position as the main industrial zone of the country. The Port of Casablanca is one of the largest artificial ports in the world, and the largest port of North Africa. It is also the primary naval base for the Royal Moroccan Navy.

Morocco

Interesting Facts

Casablanca


Population

3.36 million

Located in time zone

UTC±00:00

Area

230 km2

Instance of

city with millions of inhabitants & prefecture of Morocco

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