Casablanca is a city in western Morocco located on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the capital of the Greater Casablanca region. Home to over 3.1 million people, Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city as well as its chief port, which is also happens to be one of the largest artificial ports in the world. The Royal Moroccan Navy has its primary base here. Architects began designing this model city in 1912, bringing a visionary charm to this modern metropolis and organizing its phenomenal development, so that today it is the largest major city in Northern Africa and stunning for its architectural beauty. The centre of Casablanca has elegant buildings that are an admirable blend of art deco and neo-Moorish styles, featuring cupola’s, belvederes, columns, cedarwood balconies and turrets.
Being the business centre of the country has earned the city the title of economic capital with Rabat being the country’s political capital. Casablanca is a city where international business dealing takes place, where luxury goods and services flourish, high-tech industries are concentrated and top quality hotels host world-class conventions and congresses-all making Casablanca the shining light of modern Morocco.
60% of Morocco’s companies are based in Casablanca, including all those in the high-tech sector. The city consumes 30% of the nation’s electricity and is the headquarters of practically all the major banks.
Casablanca personifies modern Morocco living in harmony with the rich heritage it has acquired over the centuries.