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  • Regions

    Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra

    Most of this region falls within Western Sahara, which is subject to an ongoing dispute with regard to who has jurisdiction over the region. Around 260,000 people live in the region which has El Aaiun as its capital city.

  • Attractions

    Notre Dame De Lourdes

    The imposing Notre Dame de Lourdes Church has very obvious European influences and is a striking contrast to many of the more traditional attractions that can be found in the city of Casablanca. In fact, you’ll see this massive edifice quite easily from a distance as it towers above many of the smaller, locally funded structures that surround it.

  • Attractions

    Mahkama Du Pacha

    The city of Casablanca is more than 1,500 square kilometers in size and filled with a variety of fascinating attractions that are well worth seeing. With more than 3,500,000 people living in the city, much work has to be done by the local government to ensure that things are kept in an orderly state. This is exactly the sort of work conducted at the Mahkama du Pacha, a parliamentary building ...

  • Attractions

    Boulaouane Kasbah

    Casablanca is a big and busy city where visitors often find that there is little place to rest and relax. Like any big city, there is always something happening and it may be difficult to find ways to simply get away from it all and spend a little time musing over your adventures or re-arranging your travel plans. If you find that this is what happens to you, do what the locals do and take a ...

  • Mosques

    Hassan Mosque

    The Hassan II Mosque is the second largest mosque in the world and is located in Casablanca, the economic and business capital of Morocco. Michel Pinseau, a French architect, designed the Hassan Mosque and its accompanying minaret. Pinseau designed the building in such a way that it is able to endure earthquakes. At night the minaret has lasers that shine in the direction of Mecca. Today, ...

  • Area Guide

    Ports

    Morocco is a country that is surrounded by plenty of water. Not only does this mean that you can enjoy the refreshing qualities of the ocean, but it also means you can use it for travel, trade and recreational sports like fishing. Fortunately Morocco has many well-established ports that visitors and business people can use with relative ease. There is usually a port of reasonable size in all ...

  • Ports

    Port of Casablanca

    The Port of Casablanca is the most significant of all the ports in Morocco. Not only is it a noteworthy port for the local shipping industry, but is known to be the biggest artificial port on the planet. For centuries Casablanca has always been a small seaport that enjoyed a lot of traffic and trade. It finally made the transition to the massive, modern port that it is today when work on the ...

  • Theater

    Amazigh Theater Festival

    Almost everyone enjoys a good theatrical production; the combination of acting, music and speech appeal to humans in a way that no other combination of mediums does. It draws spectators in and helps them to identify with what they are seeing. The concept and popularity of theater is certainly not new and many of the theaters or theatrical festivals that exist today have been around for centuries.

  • Sport

    Fishing

    For many people living in Morocco, fishing is a way of life. For hundreds of tourists, however, it is a great way to pass the time. Despite the fact that foreigners often get the impression that Morocco is a desert country, fishing is quite a popular activity. Fishing in Morocco takes place in inland rivers and lakes as well as on the wide-open seas. Visitors can enjoy sitting in a boat in ...

  • Culture

    Universities

    After completing their school education, Moroccans have the option to pursue a tertiary education at the various institutions scattered throughout the country. There are approximately forty tertiary education institutions including 14 universities, private higher education institutions and polytechnics. The chief language of instruction at these educational institutions is French, ...