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  Casablanca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
With a population of 2.95 million (September 2004 census) Casablanca is Morocco's biggest city; also it is the chief port, and is thus considered the economic capital, although Morocco's official capital and seat of government is Rabat.
Casablanca was an important strategic port during World War II and hosted the Anglo-American Summit in 1943.
Casablanca is home to the Hassan II Mosque, the second largest in the world (after the Shah Faisal Mosque near Islamabad).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Casablanca   (302 words)

 AllRefer.com - Casablanca (Morocco Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Casablanca is the seat of numerous Arab and French schools, an art school, the Goethe-Institut, and the Hassan II mosque (1993), one of the world's largest.
Casablanca is on the site of Anfa, a prosperous town that the Portuguese destroyed in 1468; they resettled it briefly in 1515 under its present name.
During World War II, Casablanca was the scene of one of the three major Allied landings in North Africa (Nov., 1942) and of a conference between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill (Nov., 1943).
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/Casablan.html   (250 words)

 Casablanca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It is the capital of Grand Casablanca region with 3.7 million inhabitants (2005 estimate) and an area of 1,615 km².
The vein of Casablanca's economy is the phosphate export for which Casablanca is one of the main ports as well as an administrative centre.
Casablanca's landmark is the new mosque of Hassan II, the world's largest, which can be seen from far away.
i-cias.com /e.o/casablan.htm   (590 words)

Morocco is a country with a very glorious past.
It became the heart of the immense Almoravid and Almohad empires, and the beauty of the great cities of Morocco are a witness to this.
The most cosmopolitan of Morocco's cities, with a palpably French mood, but reflecting the paradox at the heart of Morocco - its unique fusion of ancient and modern, of Africa, Arabia and Europe.
us-africa.tripod.com /morocco.html   (1070 words)

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Morocco changed its penal code at the start of the year to extend the time police can hold suspects to beyond 48 hours when national security is involved, in a bid to combat terrorism.
Morocco seeks to bring down the alarming rate of illiteracy to 20 percent in 2010 before eradicating it completely by 2015.
She also deplored the quasi-total absence of enterprises' support to literacy programs and the "weak contribution" of the civil society and governmental partners, underscoring that a national symposium on the issue is scheduled in October with the collaboration of the World Bank.
friendsofmorocco.org /Docs/may16.doc   (2198 words)

 The Inside Guide to Casablanca, Morocco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Casablanca is found on the Atlantic Coast of Morocco to the south of the capital Rabat and is the city famous for its cross over style of Moroccan and European culture.
The foundations of the commercial centre of Morocco were made as a Berber fishing village before it was invaded by the Portuguese who renamed the village Casa Branca (White House) and built fortifications to keep the local population under their control.
From this time with the increased commercial traffic, Casablanca grew at an astounding rate; by the beginning of 1860 the population was 8.000 inhabitants, by 1907 it had risen to 20,000.
www.robbieflow.com /casablanca.htm   (538 words)

Both the Marrakech and Casablanca terminals are clean, well maintained and convenient to taxis and other transportation from the heart of the city (this keeps the stress level low and the pleasure scale high).
Morocco's largest city, Casablanca has a population of over 3 million and is the nation's commercial hub.
Being Morocco's hub, it is also the largest port of the Maghreb, a facility that authorities claim has more activity than Marseilles, the French Mediterranean port city on which Casablanca was modeled many years ago.
www.africa-ata.org /mc_casablanca.htm   (816 words)

 Mideast Dispatch Archive: Casablanca 2: Jews ponder uncertain future
Morocco, an ancient kingdom on the northern African coast, has long prided itself as a tolerant, multicultural society where Muslims and Jews have coexisted with an ease unequaled in the Arab world.
Morocco is one of the few Arab countries to celebrate the heritage and contribution of its Jewish community and it takes pride in a tradition of cosmopolitan tolerance that has its root in medieval Islamic Spain, known as Jewry's "Golden Age", when Jewish writers, thinkers and philosophers wrote in Arabic.
Casablanca, for example, is home to five main synagogues (and two dozen tiny ones large enough for only 10 worshipers), six kosher restaurants and a kosher liquor store, Jewish schools and butcher and bakery shops.
www.tomgrossmedia.com /mideastdispatches/archives/000273.html   (3840 words)

 Casablanca, Morocco, Pictures
Casablanca, city, western Morocco, largest city and chief seaport of the country, on the Atlantic Ocean, near Rabat.
Casablanca also is the country's chief industrial center.
In 1907 Casablanca was occupied by the French.
www.greatestcities.com /Africa/Morocco/Casablanca_city.html   (211 words)

 Casablanca Morocco Hotels ... Jake.com
Casablanca, MA The Hyatt Regency Casablanca is a modern, high-rise conference hotel, located in the city centre, near banks, shopping areas and government offices.
Casablanca, MA The French Colonial Facade Of Le Royal Mansour Meridien Contrasts With The Interior Design Which Is A Melange Of Traditional Moroccan Style And Luxurious...
Casablanca, MA Le Royal Mansour Meridien, the ultimate deluxe palace of Casablanca, located in the heart of the economic capital of the Kingdom of Morocco.
hotels.jake.com /int/ma/casablanca-hotels.html   (200 words)

 CNN.com - Moroccan officials: At least 27 detained in attacks - May. 17, 2003
The terrace of the Casa de España restaurant in Casablanca was wrecked in the bombings.
Casablanca is a city well-known for its tolerance and its diverse range of religious and ethnic communities.
The Cercle de l'Alliance Israelite, a Jewish community center, was damaged, but a spokesman for Morocco's Israeli community in Casablanca told CNN that it had been closed for the Sabbath and was empty at the time of the blast.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/africa/05/17/morocco.blasts   (1056 words)

 Casablanca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Casablanca was founded as Casa Branca in 1575 by the Portuguese, who had destroyed the town of Anfa located at the same site in 1515.
Since then Casablanca has focused on a tourism industry, though recent terrorist attacks in May 2003 have hampered tourism efforts.
The city is served by Mohammed V International Airport and its port is one of the largest artificial ports in the world.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/C/Casablanca.htm   (320 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Country profiles | Country profile: Morocco
Morocco was a French protectorate from 1912 to 1956, when Sultan Mohammed became king.
Morocco is bidding for membership of the EU, with whom it conducts most of its trade, but there appears to be little enthusiasm for the idea within Europe itself.
Morocco has been accorded the status of non-Nato ally by Washington, which has praised its support for the US-led war on terror.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/791867.stm   (758 words)

 CBS News | Casablanca Carnage | May 18, 2003 07:03:28
In an audiotape released in February, bin Laden described Morocco as one of several U.S. allies "ready for liberation." The motive for the bombings was unclear.
Morocco has been a staunch U.S. ally, but expressed regret that a peaceful solution to the Iraqi crisis could not be found.
Morocco has been grappling with rising Islamic militancy, and King Mohammed VI had expressed concern the U.S.-led war on Iraq could rouse the country's Islamic fundamentalist movement.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2003/05/18/attack/main554414.shtml   (1207 words)

 CNN.com - Bombs kill at least 20 in downtown Casablanca - May. 19, 2003
Thursday was the anniversary of the creation of Morocco's security forces, said Morocco TV journalist Mustapha Kelu, and many police officers and other law enforcement officials were on vacation.
Casablanca is Morocco's largest city, with a population of more than 3 million, mostly Sunni Muslims.
Morocco was the first Arab state to condemn Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and was among the first to denounce the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, according to the U.S. State Department.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/africa/05/16/morocco.blasts   (741 words)

 Casablanca in Morocco - Morocco in Casablanca
Morocco has the exact same ingredients in its opening scene: the globe turning as the camera zooms in to the map of Africa and then Morocco.
In Casablanca it is the political situation and the very striking "song contest" between German and French national tunes that serve as an obstacle to the reunion of Rick and Ilsa, not to forget the fact that she (unlike Amy Jolly) is married.
Morocco had the purpose of presenting a coming star in a highly visual style and thus renewing some of the metaphoric qualities of silent divas.
imv.au.dk /publikationer/pov/Issue_14/section_1/artc5A.html   (2438 words)

Morocco, North Africa is home of the continent's oldest monarchy and is one of Africa's main tourist destinations, bringing in more than 3.3 million tourist representing an estimated 1.8 billion in foreign currency in the year 2000.
The Kingdom of Morocco is located in Northern Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
In this rushed 20th century there are not many of us who know that in Morocco there still exists a medieval world of craftsmen who are creating, with their hands, masterpieces of art.
www.africa-ata.org /morocco.htm   (803 words)

 Cheap hotels in Casablanca, Morocco: 5 star hotel deals
Morocco is just a step away from Europe, across the narrow straits of Gibraltar, but it is a world away in culture and experience, brimming over with contrasts, colour and mystery.
While in Casablanca, guests should not miss the stunning architecture of the Hassan II Mosque, one of the...
Famous for the film of the same name, Casablanca is a modern city with a traditional Moorish heart, the magnificent Hassan II Mosque is a...
www.cheapaccommodation.com /Casablanca/5-star-hotel   (554 words)

Morocco has been the home of the Berbers since the second millennium B.C. In 46, Morocco was annexed by Rome as part of the province of Mauritania until the Vandals overran this portion of the declining empire in the 5th century.
Morocco grew into an even greater object of European rivalry by the turn of the century, almost leading to a European war in 1905 when Germany attempted to gain a foothold in the mineral-rich country.
In 1912, the sultan of Morocco, Moulay Abd al-Hafid, permitted the French protectorate status.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107800.html   (1056 words)

 Travel and Vacation to Morocco
Though Morocco is a world away from most countries we know, it offers many of the same travel options that we are able to access in other countries.
This means that getting around Morocco is relatively easy and should pose no problem for you, whether you are the more adventurous type or more reserved and cautious.
Your choice of accommodation for your stay in Morocco should be dictated by your personal travel budget, but also by your own interests.
www.amazingoffers.com /travel/travel-morocco.htm   (700 words)

 Car Hire Casablanca Morocco from car rentals.co.uk
Made world-famous by the Hollywood movie of the same name, ‘Casa’ is Morocco's largest city and attracts tourists with its historic architecture, modern mosques and lively stretches of beach.
Begun in 1980 and still not yet fully completed, the enormous mosque is the largest in Morocco and one of the largest in the Middle East.
Casablanca’s hospitality is renowned, and the city abounds in first-class accommodations, superb restaurants, and excellent cafes.
www.carrentals.co.uk /car-hire/casablanca-guide.html   (382 words)

 Morocco Tourist Attractions & Morocco Tourism | iExplore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
As in all of Morocco, the market business is conducted in a leisurely, although deadly earnest way, with the accompaniment of endless glasses of sweet mint tea.
The valley of Ouergha to the north is famed for its souks and Morocco’s most celebrated gathering of riders, which is said to have been attended by Pope Sylvester II prior to his accession in AD 999 and resulted in him introducing Arab mathematics to Europe.
Just south of Casablanca, in a picturesque location along the banks of the Oum er-Rbia, is Azemmour, with its abundance of violet bougainvillea and its purple ramparts (which visitors may walk along after agreeing a fee for the guardian to unlock them).
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Morocco/Where+to+Go   (1688 words)

 FOCUS on MOROCCO - Casablanca
A commercial and industrial city, Casablanca still retains its strong religious traditions in the Hassan II Mosque, one of the most spectacular in the world.
Let it not be forgotten that Casablanca has been the scene of several historic meetings which have had their influence on the course of history.
It was in Casablanca, in 1943, that His late Majesty Mohammed V, along with His Majesty Hassan II, then the Crown Prince,welcomed the three great Heads of State of the World -Churchill, Roosevelt and De Gaulle-on the occasion of the Anfa Conference.
www.focusmm.com /morocco/casab_1.htm   (300 words)

 Series of "Real-time" EmergencyNet News Reports on Multiple Explosions in Casablanca, Morocco - 16/17 May 2003
MOROCCO: The Morocco government said on Tuesday that young suicide bombers who killed at least 29 people in Casablanca last week were linked to international terrorism.
Casablanca, Morocco's economic center, was thrown into chaos.
Casablanca, Morocco (EmergencyNet News) -- At least three car bombs and another (possible homicide/suicide person) bomb devastated the business district of Casablanca on Friday night, killing at least 22 people and wounding at least fifty (50) others, according to Morocco's official news agency.
www.emergency.com /2003/morocco_blsts051703.htm   (1293 words)

 Casablanca, Morocco - Reviews on RateItAll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city and main port region, responsible for more than half of Morocco’s industrial production (glass, electronics, beer, and soft drinks).
Casablanca was settled in 1515 on land that once held the prosperous city of Anfa.
Moroccos strength is the close neighbourship to Spain, both iberian countries (is to say: Also Portugal) will press the EU to give Morocco status as an equal membership country as fast as possible...
www.rateitall.com /showitem.aspx?itemid=8496   (393 words)

 Casablanca(摩洛哥卡萨布兰卡)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
People visiting Casablanca as their first city, could easily end up hating this place: There are few things here confirming the newcomers conception on the Orient.
This place is the focal point of downtown Casablanca, and also the point where the modern town meets the medina.
Casablanca is one of the better places in all of Morocco to pick up something nice and different.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2005-01/17/content_407560.htm   (625 words)

 Search Results for Casablanca - Encyclopædia Britannica
Situated on the coastal plain immediately south of Casablanca, the city is the largest market centre in the fertile Chaouia coastal plain.
Morocco's central bank, the Bank al-Maghrib, plays a preeminent role in the country's banking system.
Morocco's government-owned radio and television network, Radiodiffusion Télévision Marocaine (RTM), broadcasts throughout the country.
www.britannica.com /search?query=Casablanca&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (431 words)

 Casablanca Hotels: Hyatt Regency Casablanca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Hyatt Regency Casablanca is located in the centre of the legendary city of Casablanca, the business and financial hub of Morocco, in the heart of Casablanca's commercial district and just 25 minutes from Casablanca Airport.
A brief stroll from the seafront promenade, Hyatt Regency Casablanca is an urban oasis in this vibrant metropolis.
Hyatt Regency Casablanca offers a tantalising choice of cuisine and entertainment in the hotel's five restaurants and bars; the ideal set of venues for fine dining, relaxing with a drink or dancing the night away.
casablanca.regency.hyatt.com   (254 words)

 Morocco Bound   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
We are not insensitive to the changes in modern Morocco, many the sources of justifiable pride to her inhabitants or many (perhaps less desirable) changes stimulated by the press of travelers such as ourselves.
Yet it is the difference, the unique, the timeless, the unchanged which forms the impression of Morocco in the mind of the traveler and is the impetus for his journey.
Morocco : The Traveller's Companion by Margaret Bidwell, Robin Bidwell (I B Tauris and Co Ltd, 1993, ISBN: 1850435561) Morocco has always held a special place for Europeans as the most accessible of oriental countries.
www.tayara.com /club/mrocbd1.htm   (2911 words)

Morocco is a living experience for your sensations.
Smell the sharp spices in the souks, the wild flowers of the Morocco desert.
Look at the ocean as it laps the white sand shores, or the bright sky from inside an ancient palace or crumbling kasbah, or the columns of 100 BC Roman ruins.
www.bluemenofmorocco.com   (210 words)

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