Casablanca is about the size of Malta and is located in western Morocco on the Atlantic. With a population of over 5,500,000, Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city as well as one of the largest artificial ports in the world. Casablanca is considered the economic and business center of Morocco, while the political capital is Rabat.
Berbers settled Casablanca by at least the 7th century. In the early 15th century, the town was a safe harbor for pirates. (more…)