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Casablanca
Anfa / الدار البيضاء
Dar-el-Baida
Casablanca city center

Casablanca
location of Casablanca in Morocco
Coordinates: 33°32′N 7°35′W / 33.533, -7.583
Country Morocco
administrative region Greater Casablanca
First settled 7th century
reconstructed 1756
Government
 - Type Monarchy
 - ruler Mohammed VI
 - Major Mohammed Sajid
Area
 - City 324 km² (125.1 sq mi)
Population
 - City 3.1 million (2,005 est.)
 - Density 9,132/km² (23,651.8/sq mi)
 - Urban 3.85 million (Grand Casablanca)
 - Urban Density 2,383/km² (6,171.9/sq mi)
Postal code 20000-20200
Website: http://www.casablanca.ma/

Casablanca (Spanish for "whitehouse" {Casa = House, blanca = white} ; Amazigh: Anfa; Standard Arabic: الدار البيضاء; Moroccan Arabic: dar beïda) is a city in western Morocco, located on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the capital of the Greater Casablanca region. This article is about the 1942 film. ... It may also refer to: // Casablanca, a city in Morocco Greater Casablanca, a region in Morocco Camp Casablanca, a military base in Kosovo Casablanca, Chile, a municipality in the region of Valparaiso Casablanca, Cuba, a suburb of Havana, Cuba Casa Blanca, El Salvador Casablanca (film), a 1942 film starring Humphrey... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... A region can be any area that has some unifying feature. ... Grand Casablanca Greater Casablanca (French: Grand Casablanca; Arabic: جهة الدار البيضاء الكبرى) is one of sixteen administrative regions of Morocco. ... For the documentary series, see Monarchy (TV series). ... US President George W. Bush talks with His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco in the Oval Office Tuesday, 23 April 2002 King Mohammed VI (Arabic: الملك محمد السادس للمغرب), also King Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan is the current King of Morocco. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... Ville de Casablanca Grand Casablanca Grand Casablanca (Arabic: جهة الدار البيضاء الكبرى) is one of the sixteen regions of Morocco. ... This article is about the Berber language called Tamazight. ... Arabic redirects here. ... Moroccan Arabic, also known as Darija, is the language spoken in the Arabic-speaking areas of Morocco, as opposed to the official communications of governmental and other public bodies which use Modern Standard Arabic, as is the case in most Arabic-speaking countries, while a mixture of French and Moroccan... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Grand Casablanca Greater Casablanca (French: Grand Casablanca; Arabic: جهة الدار البيضاء الكبرى) is one of sixteen administrative regions of Morocco. ...


With a population of 3.1 million (3.85 million in the "greater Casablanca" (September 2005 census), Casablanca is Morocco's largest city as well as its chief port. It's also the biggest city in the Maghreb and the sixth biggest city in the entire continent of Africa. With a majority of the modern economic sector being based in the Casablanca region, and the Casablanca area being dominant in industrial and service sector activity, it is often and justifiably referred to as the economic capital, although Morocco's political capital is Rabat. It is also the primary naval base for the Royal Moroccan Navy. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... This article is about the region. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Mausoleum of Mohammed V through mosque ruins NASA image of Rabat Rabat (Arabic الرباط, transliterated ar-Rabāṭ or ar-Ribāṭ), population 1. ... This article is about the Royal Navy of Morocco. ...


Casablanca is the leading city hosting headquarters and main industrial facilities for the leading Moroccan and international companies based in Morocco. Industrial statistics show Casablanca retains its historic position as the main industrial zone of the country. The Port of Casablanca is considered as Morocco's chief port and as one of the largest artificial ports in the world.[1] It is also the largest port of the Maghreb and North Africa.[2] The Port of Casablanca (Arabic: ‎) refers to the collective facilities and terminals that conduct maritime trade handling functions in Casablancas harbours and which handle Casablancas shipping. ... For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... This article is about the region. ...  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, separated by the Sahara from Sub-Saharan Africa. ...

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History

Main article: History of Casablanca

Casablanca played an important role in African history as soon as it began to develop at the beginning of the 20th century, especially since the 1920s. ...

Before the French Protectorate

The area which is today Casablanca was settled by Berbers by at least the 7th century.[3] A small independent kingdom, in the area then named Anfa, arose in the area around that time in response to Arab Muslim rule, and continued until it was conquered by the Almoravids in 1068. Languages Berber languages Religions Islam (mostly Sunni), Christianity (mostly Kabyle catholic) Berbers are the indigenous peoples of North Africa west of the Nile Valley. ... See also: Casablanca The area which is today Casablanca, Morocco, was orginally settled by Berbers in the 7th century. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... Almoravides (From Arabic المرابطون sing. ...

Casablanca seen from Spot Satellite

During 14th century, under the Merinids, Anfa rose in importance as a port. In the early 15th century, the town became an independent state once again, and emerged as a safe harbour for pirates and privateers, leading to it being targeted by the Portuguese, who destroyed the town in 1468. Merinid dynasty; a Berber dynasty in Morocco (1244-1465) Rulers: Abdalhaqq I. (1195-1217) Uthman I. (1217-1240) Muhammad I. (1240-1244) Abu Yahya Abu Bakr (1244 - 1258) Umar (1258 - 1259) Abu Yusuf Yaqub (1259 - 1286) Abu Yaqub Yusuf (1286 - 1306) Abu Tabil (1307 - 1308) Abu l-Rabia (1308 - 1310...


The Portuguese used the ruins of Anfa to build a military fortress in 1515. The town that grew up around it was called "Casabranca", meaning "White House" in Portuguese.


Between 1580-1640 was part of Spain, and later part of Portugal again. They eventually abandoned the area completely in 1755 following an earthquake which destroyed most of the town. This article is about the natural seismic phenomenon. ...


The town was finally reconstructed by sultan Mohammed ben Abdallah (1756-1790), the grandson of Moulay Ismail and ally of George Washington. The town was called Dar el Beida (white house) in Arabic and Casa Blanca in Spanish. For other uses, see Sultan (disambiguation). ... Mohammed Ben Abdellah al-Qatib (c. ... Moulay Ismail the Bloodthirsty (1675-1727) was a Moroccan ruler. ...


In the 19th century, the area's population began to grow as Casablanca became a major supplier of wool to the booming textile industry in Britain and shipping traffic increased (the British, in return, began importing Morocco's now famous national drink, gunpowder tea). By the 1860s, there were around 5,000 residents, and the population grew to around 10,000 by the late 1880s.[4] Casablanca remained a modestly-sized port, with a population reaching around 12,000 within a few years of the French conquest and arrival of French colonialists in the town, at first administrators within a sovereign sultanate, in 1906. By 1921, this was to rise to 110,000,[5] largely through the development of bidonvilles. Gunpowder tea (珠茶; pinyin: zhū chá) is a form of green Chinese tea produced in Zhejiang Province of China in which each leaf has been rolled into a small round pellet. ... For the French colonial postage stamps, see French Colonies. ... Joe Slovo shanty town in Langa on the Cape Flats simmers after a fire (Cape Town, South Africa) Shanty town near Tijuana, Mexico. ...


French rule

Main article: French Morocco
A view on the Boulevard de Paris in central Casablanca
Boulevard Mohamed el Hansali in 1950s

In June 1907, the French attempted to build a light railway near the port and passing through a graveyard. Residents attacked the French workers, and riots ensued. French troops were landed in order to restore order, which was achieved only after severe damage to the town. The French then took control of Casablanca. This effectively began the process of colonialisation, although French control of Casablanca was not formalised until 1910. French Morocco (Fr. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (768x1024, 274 KB)An view from upwards on the boulevard de Paris in Casablanca, Morocco (taken from a hotel window). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (768x1024, 274 KB)An view from upwards on the boulevard de Paris in Casablanca, Morocco (taken from a hotel window). ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 521 pixelsFull resolution (1604 × 1044 pixel, file size: 331 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 521 pixelsFull resolution (1604 × 1044 pixel, file size: 331 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... A Light rail system Historically, a railway built in Britain under the 1896 Light Railways Act This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


The famous 1942 film Casablanca underlined the city's colonial status at the time -- depicting it as the scene of a power struggle between competing European powers, carried out with little reference to the local population. The film's vast cosmopolitan cast of characters (American, French, German, Czech, Norse, Bulgarian, Russian and some other nationalities) includes only a single (uncredited) Arab character, "Abdul" the doorman whose role is marginal. This article is about the 1942 film. ...


During the 1940s and 1950s, Casablanca was a major centre of anti-French rioting. A terrorist bomb on Christmas Day of 1953 caused terrible casualties.[citation needed] Joseph and Mary with baby Jesus, at the first Christmas Christmas (literally, the Mass of Christ) is a holiday in the Christian calendar, usually observed on December 25, which celebrates the birth of Jesus. ...


The Casablanca Conference

Casablanca was an important strategic port during World War II and hosted the Casablanca Conference in 1943, in which Churchill and Roosevelt discussed the progress of the war. Casablanca was the site of a large American air base, which was the staging area for all American aircraft for the European Theater of Operations during World War II. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill. ... Churchill redirects here. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only person to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ... The European Theater of Operations, or ETO, was the term used by the United States in World War II to refer to most United States military activity in Europe north of the Mediterranean coast. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Since independence

Morocco regained independence from France on the 2nd of March, 1956.


In 1930, Casablanca hosted a Formula One Grand Prix. The race was held at the new Anfa Racecourse. In 1958, the race was held at Ain-Diab circuit - (see Moroccan Grand Prix). In 1983, Casablanca hosted the Mediterranean Games. F1 redirects here. ... Ain-Diab road circuit The Ain-Diab Circuit was a Formula One road circuit built in 1957, south west of Ain-Diab in Morocco, using the existing coast road and the main road from Casablanca to Azemmour. ... Seaside resort with beaches, bars and clubs along the Casablanca, Morocco south western coastline. ... Casablanca edition of the Grand Prix The Moroccan Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor racing event begun in 1925 in Casablanca, Morocco with the official denomination of Casablanca Grand Prix. In 1930, the race was held at the new Anfa Racecourse (official denomination Anfa Grand Prix). It claimed the... The Mediterranean Games are a multi-sport games held every four years for nations bordering the Mediterranean Sea. ...


The city is now developing a tourism industry. Casablanca has become the economic and business capital of Morocco, while Rabat is the political capital. Tourist redirects here. ... Mausoleum of Mohammed V through mosque ruins NASA image of Rabat Rabat (Arabic الرباط, transliterated ar-Rabāṭ or ar-Ribāṭ), population 1. ...


In March 2000, women's groups organised demonstrations in Casablanca proposing reforms to the legal status of women in the country. 40,000 women attended, calling for a ban on polygamy and the introduction of divorce law (divorce being a purely religious procedure at that time). Although the counter-demonstration attracted half a million participants, the movement for change started in 2000 was influential on King Mohammed VI, and he enacted a new Mudawana, or family law, in early 2004, meeting some of the demands of women's rights activists. The term polygamy (a Greek word meaning the practice of multiple marriage) is used in related ways in social anthropology, sociobiology, and sociology. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... US President George W. Bush talks with His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco in the Oval Office Tuesday, 23 April 2002 King Mohammed VI (Arabic: الملك محمد السادس للمغرب), also King Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan is the current King of Morocco. ... Mudawana is new Moroccan family code introduced in February 2004 by King Mohammed VI. The code has angered some fundamentalists. ...


On May 16, 2003, 33 civilians were killed and more than 100 people were injured when Casablanca was hit by a multiple suicide bomb attack carried out by Moroccans and claimed by some to have been linked to al-Qaeda. is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2003 Casablanca bombings were a series of suicide bombings on May 16, 2003, in Casablanca, Morocco. ... Al-Qaeda (Arabic: القاعدة, the foundation or the base) is the name given to a worldwide network of militant Islamist organizations under the leadership of Osama bin Laden. ...


A string of suicide bombings struck the city in early 2007. A suspected militant blew himself up at a Casablanca internet cafe on March 11, 2007. On April 10, three suicide bombers blew themselves up during a police raid of their safe house.[6] Two days later, police set up barricades around the city and detained two more men who had escaped the raid.[7] On April 14, two brothers blew themselves up in downtown Casablanca, one near the American Consulate, and one a few blocks away near the American Language Center. Only one person was injured aside from the bombers, but the Consulate was closed for more than a month. [8] is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Economy

The Greater Casablanca region is considered the locomotive of the development of the Moroccan economy. It attracts 32% of the country’s production units and 56% of industrial labor. The region uses 30% of the national electricity production. With MAD 93 billion, the region contributes to 44% of the Industrial production of the Kingdom. 33% of national industrial exportations, MAD 27 billions, which is comparably with US $ 3.6 billion, come from the Greater Casablanca. 30% of Moroccan banking network is concentrated in Casablanca. Grand Casablanca Greater Casablanca (French: Grand Casablanca; Arabic: جهة الدار البيضاء الكبرى) is one of sixteen administrative regions of Morocco. ... Moroccos economy is considered a liberal economy governed by the law of supply and demand although certain economic sectors still remain in the hands of the government. ... Industrial labour is labour in industry, mostly understood as manufacturing. ...


One of the most important Casablancan exports is phosphorate. Other industries include fishing, fish canning, sawmilling, furniture making, building materials, glass, textiles, electronics, leather work, processed food, beer, spirits, soft drinks, and cigarettes.


The Casablanca and Mohammedia seaports activity represent 50% of the international commercial flows of Morocco. The Port of Casablanca (Arabic: ‎) refers to the collective facilities and terminals that conduct maritime trade handling functions in Casablancas harbours and which handle Casablancas shipping. ... Mohammedia (also called Fedhala) (in Arabic: المحمدية) is a port city located 15 miles northeast of Casablanca in western Morocco. ...


Demographics

The population of Grand Casablanca was estimated in 2005 at 3.85 million. 98% of them live in urban areas. Around 25% of them are under 15 and 9% are over 60 years old. The population of the city is about 11% of the total population of Morocco. Greater Casablanca is also the largest urban area in the Maghreb.[9] The number of inhabitants is however disputed by the locals, who point to a number between 5 and 6 million, citing recent drought years as a reason for many people moving into the city to find work. Most Moroccans are Sunni Muslims of Arab, Berber, or mixed Arab-Berber stock. ... Grand Casablanca Greater Casablanca (French: Grand Casablanca; Arabic: جهة الدار البيضاء الكبرى) is one of sixteen administrative regions of Morocco. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... This article is about the region. ...

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Jews in Casablanca

See also: History of the Jews in Morocco

There was a Sephardic Jewish community in Anfa up to its destruction by the Portuguese in 1468. Jews were slow to return to the town, but by 1750 the Rabbi Elijah Synagogue was built as the first Jewish temple in Casablanca. It was destroyed along with much of the town in the earthquake of 1755.[3] Moroccan Jews constitute an ancient community. ... Language(s) Hebrew, Ladino, Judæo-Portuguese, Catalanic, Shuadit, local languages Religion(s) Judaism Related ethnic groups Ashkenazi Jews, Mizrahi Jews, other Jewish ethnic divisions, Arabs, Spaniards, Portuguese. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... See also: Casablanca The area which is today Casablanca, Morocco, was orginally settled by Berbers in the 7th century. ... The synagogue Scolanova Trani in Italy. ... This article is about the natural seismic phenomenon. ...


By the beginning of the 20th century, Casablanca was home to about 6,000 Jews - more than a quarter of the population. Since the beginning of the 20th century, Casablanca has been associated with Judaism more than any other city in North Africa. The Jewish population snowballed in the mid 20th century, partly because of the development of social support structures for Jewish incomers and partly, after the European Holocaust, because of an increased desire of some Jews for the protection of a large Jewish community.  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, separated by the Sahara from Sub-Saharan Africa. ... For other uses, see Holocaust (disambiguation) and Shoah (disambiguation). ...


Between the 1940s and 1960s, the Jewish population of Casablanca was around 70,000. Emigration to France, Canada, the United States and Israel from Casablanca has been substantial since then, however. Large numbers of expatriates retain Moroccan citizenship and a Moroccan identity. Fewer than 5,000 Jews remain in the city today. Here is a list of a few synagogues in Casablanca: A memorial statue in Hanko, Finland, commemorating the thousands of emigrants who left the country to start a new life in the United States Emigration is the act and the phenomenon of leaving ones native country or region to settle in another. ... For the band, see Expatriate (band). ...

  • Council of Moroccan Jewish Communities, (Conseil des Communautés Israélites du Maroc), 1, rue Adrienne Lecouver
  • Synagogue Beth-El - 67, Verlet-Hanus
  • Synagogue Téhila Le David - Bd du 11 Janvier
  • Synagogue Benarrosh - Rue de Lusitania
  • Synagogue Em-Habanime - Rue de Lusitania

An Israeli theatre play, extremely popular in the 1950s and 1960's and later made into a film, was called Casablan, depicting the difficult life in a Jaffa slum of the eponimous young Morrocan Jewish immigrant, evidently originating from Casablanca[10] For other uses, see Jaffa (disambiguation). ...


Notable physical landmarks

Walls of Old Medina in Casablanca

The French period New Town of Casablanca was designed by the French architect Henri Prost and was a model of a new town at that time. The main streets of the New Town (Ville Nouvelle in French) radiate south and east from Place des Nations Unies, where the main market of Anfa had been. The New Town is possibly the most impressive in Morocco. Former admistrative buildings and modern hotels populate the area. Their style is a combination of Hispano-Mauresque and Art Deco styles. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 2117 KB) Date: December, 2005 Location: Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco, Africa Author: Rosino on Flickr Source: 82664690 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Casablanca Hassan... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 2117 KB) Date: December, 2005 Location: Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco, Africa Author: Rosino on Flickr Source: 82664690 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Casablanca Hassan... Hassan II Mosque Hassan II Mosque Interior From the inside The Hassan II Mosque (Arabic مسجد الحسن الثاني, French Mosquée Hassan II) is a mosque located in Casablanca, Morocco. ... Image File history File links Twincenter. ... Image File history File links Twincenter. ... The Casablanca Twin Centre is a complex of two Skyscrapers located at Casablanca, Morocco. ... See also: Casablanca The area which is today Casablanca, Morocco, was orginally settled by Berbers in the 7th century. ... The interior of the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne. ... Asheville City Hall. ...


Casablanca is home to the Hassan II Mosque, designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau. It is situated on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic, which can be seen through a gigantic glass floor with room for 25,000 worshippers. A further 80,000 can be accommodated in the mosque's courtyard. Its minaret is the world's tallest at 210 metres. Hassan II Mosque Hassan II Mosque Interior From the inside The Hassan II Mosque (Arabic مسجد الحسن الثاني, French Mosquée Hassan II) is a mosque located in Casablanca, Morocco. ... Michel Pinseau (1924 - September 15, 1999) was a French architect. ... The term promontory has several similar meanings in English, including geographical names: A promontory is a prominent mass of land which overlooks lower lying land or a body of water (e. ... Atlantic and North Atlantic redirect here. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the unit of length. ...


Work on the mosque was started in 1980, and was intended to be completed for the 60th birthday of the former Moroccan king, Hassan II, in 1989. However, the building was not inaugurated until 1993. Authorities spent an estimated $800 million in the construction of the building. This is a partial list of Kings of Morocco. ... King Hassan, pictured late in life. ...


The Parc de la Ligue Arabe (formally called Lyautey) is the city's largest public park. On its edge is situated the Cathedrale du Sacré Coeur, which is disused, but is a splendid example of Mauresque architecture. For the Korean family name Park, see Korean name. ... Arc de Triomf, Barcelona, 1888. ...

The 45 meters high El Hank lighthouse (built in 1905 and renovated between 1914 and 1917)

The Old Medina (the part of town pre-dating the French protectorate) attracts fewer tourists than the medinas of other Moroccan towns, such as Fes and Marrakech. However, it has undergone some restoration in recent years. Included in this project have been the western walls of the medina, its skala, or bastion, and its colonial-period clock tower. Image File history File links Phare_Hank. ... Image File history File links Phare_Hank. ... This article is about states protected and/or dominated by a foreign power. ... A medina quarter is a distinct city section found in many North African cities. ... Fes redirects here. ... For the record label, see Marrakesh Records. ... The point of a bastion on a reconstructed French fort in Illinois. ...


The city is served by Anfa Airport and Mohammed V International Airport, and its port is one of the largest artificial ports in the world. Mohammed V International Airport (IATA: CMN, ICAO: GMMN) (Arabic: مطار محمد الخامس الدولي; transliterated: Matar Muhammad al-Khamis ad-Dowaly) is an airport in Casablanca, Morocco. ...


List of notable landmarks

The Port of Casablanca (Arabic: ‎) refers to the collective facilities and terminals that conduct maritime trade handling functions in Casablancas harbours and which handle Casablancas shipping. ... The Casablanca Cathedral (known as Cathédrale Sacré-Coeur) is a Catholic cathedral located in Casablanca, Morocco. ... Casablanca Technopark is an information technology complex located at Casablanca, Morocco. ... The Casablanca Twin Centre is a complex of two Skyscrapers located at Casablanca, Morocco. ... Hassan II Mosque Hassan II Mosque Interior From the inside The Hassan II Mosque (Arabic مسجد الحسن الثاني, French Mosquée Hassan II) is a mosque located in Casablanca, Morocco. ... Lyautey High school logo Lycée Lyautey is the name of a high school belonging to the French Mission in Casablanca, Morocco. ... Mohammed V International Airport (IATA: CMN, ICAO: GMMN) (Arabic: مطار محمد الخامس الدولي; transliterated: Matar Muhammad al-Khamis ad-Dowaly) is an airport in Casablanca, Morocco. ...

Transport

Trains

Casablanca is served by two rail stations run by the national rail service, the ONCF. The main long haul station is Casa-Voyageurs, from which trains run south to Marrakech or El Jadida and north to Rabat, and then on either to Tangier or Meknes, Fes ,Taza and Oujda. A dedicated airport shuttle service to Mohammed V International Airport also has its primary in-city stop at this station, for connections on to further destinations. ONCF (in French - Office National des Chemins de Fer) is the Moroccos national railway operator. ... For the record label, see Marrakesh Records. ... The medina of El Jadida El Jadida fortified town. ... Mausoleum of Mohammed V through mosque ruins NASA image of Rabat Rabat (Arabic الرباط, transliterated ar-Rabāṭ or ar-Ribāṭ), population 1. ... For other uses, see Tangier (disambiguation). ... Medresa Bou Inania in Meknes Meknes (Arabic: مكناس) is a city in northern Morocco, located 130 kilometres from the capital Rabat and 60 kilometres from Fes. ... FES is a three-letter acronym that may refer to: Family Expenditure Survey, a national survey in UK Functional electrical stimulation, a neurological treatment technique Flat Earth Society, an organization that advocates the belief that the Earth is flat Flywheel energy storage Fellowship of Evangelical Students Foundation for Ecological Security... Oujda is a city in eastern Morocco with an estimated population of half a million inhabitants. ... Mohammed V International Airport (IATA: CMN, ICAO: GMMN) (Arabic: مطار محمد الخامس الدولي; transliterated: Matar Muhammad al-Khamis ad-Dowaly) is an airport in Casablanca, Morocco. ...


The second station, Casa-Port, serves primarily commuter trains running the Casablanca - Kenitra corridor, with some connecting trains with running on to Gare de Casa-Voyageurs. www.oncf.ma Kenitra (Arabic name: القنيطرة, transliterated: , the little bridge) is a city in Morocco, formerly known as Port Lyautey. ...


Coaches

CTM coaches (intercity buses) and various private lines run services to most notable Moroccan towns as well as a number of European cities. These run from the Gare Routière on Rue Léon l'Africain in downtown Casablanca. CTM may mean: Community Trade Mark, the European trademark registration system Computational theory of mind, the view that the human mind is best conceived as a computational system Concepts, Techniques, and Models of Computer Programming, a computer programming textbook Compagnie de Transports au Maroc, a formerly state-owned Moroccan bus...


Air

Casablanca's main airport is Mohammed V International Airport, Morocco's busiest airport. Regular domestic flights serve Marrakech, Rabat, Agadir, Oujda, and Tangier, Laayoune as well as other cities. Mohammed V International Airport (IATA: CMN, ICAO: GMMN) (Arabic: مطار محمد الخامس الدولي; transliterated: Matar Muhammad al-Khamis ad-Dowaly) is an airport in Casablanca, Morocco. ... For the record label, see Marrakesh Records. ... Mausoleum of Mohammed V through mosque ruins NASA image of Rabat Rabat (Arabic الرباط, transliterated ar-Rabāṭ or ar-Ribāṭ), population 1. ... Panorama of the seaside from the kasbah Agadir (Arabic: أكادير, Berber (Amazigh): ) is a city in southwest Morocco, capital of the Souss-Massa-Dra region. ... Oujda is a city in eastern Morocco with an estimated population of half a million inhabitants. ... For other uses, see Tangier (disambiguation). ... Laâyoune Laâyoune, also El Aaiún, is the unofficial capital of Western Sahara, a former Spanish country now mostly controlled and occupied by Morocco. ...


Casablanca is well served by international flights to Europe, especially French and Spanish airports, and has regular connections to North American, Middle Eastern and sub-Saharan African destinations. New York, Dakar and Dubai are important primary destinations. North American redirects here. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... This article is about the state. ... (City of Dakar, divided into 19 communes darrondissement) City proper (commune) Région Dakar Département Dakar Mayor Pape Diop (PDS) (since 2002) Area 82. ... Location of Dubai in the UAE Coordinates: , Country Emirate Dubai Incorporated (town) June 9, 1833 Incorporated (emirate) December 2, 1971 Founder Maktoum bin Bati bin Suhail (1833) Seat Dubai Subdivisions Towns and villages Jebel Ali Hatta Al Hunaiwah Al Aweer Al Hajarain Al Lusayli Al Marqab Al Shindagha Al Faq...


The older, smaller Casablanca Anfa airport to the west of the city which served certain destinations including Damascus, and Tunis is scheduled to close to civilian traffic in 2006. For other uses, see Damascus (disambiguation). ...


Taxis

Registered taxis in Casablanca are coloured red and known as petits taxis (small taxis), or coloured white and known as grands taxis (big taxis). As is standard Moroccan practice, petits taxis, typically small-four door Fiat Uno or similar cars, provide metered cab service in the central metropolitan areas. Grands taxis, generally older Mercedes-Benz sedans, provide shared mini-bus like service within the city on pre-defined routes, or shared inter-city service. Grands Taxis may also be hired for private service by the hour or day, although typically only foreigners do so. It should be noted that driving in Casablanca is a highly dangerous activity, and consequently being a pedestrian is also extremely risky. Lanes are not respected, indicators are rarely used and the horn is considered as requiring of regular use as the brake or accelerator. Pedestrian crossings should not be interpreted as such. For specific countries see Taxicabs around the world. ... For other uses, see Red (disambiguation). ... The Fiat Uno is a supermini car produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... This article is about the type of car. ... A minibus is a motor vehicle that is designed to less persons than a bus. ...


Metro (planned)

An underground railway system is currently being projected, which when constructed will potentially offer some relief to the problems of traffic congestion and poor air quality. The metro will not be ready before 2017.


Tram (planned)

A tram system is currently in the project phase.


List of main Casablanca's locations

Satellite image of Casablanca
An aerial view of Casablanca

ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1968x1804, 2200 KB) Image courtesy of Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1968x1804, 2200 KB) Image courtesy of Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center. ...

Districts

Ain Chock is a commune located at the south-east of Casablanca, Morocco to the road to El Jadida. ... Seaside resort with beaches, bars and clubs along the Casablanca, Morocco south western coastline. ... Ain Sebaa is a commune located at the north-west of Casablanca, Morocco to the road to Mohammedia. ... See also: Casablanca The area which is today Casablanca, Morocco, was orginally settled by Berbers in the 7th century. ...

Arrondissements

  • Ain Sebaa
  • Belvédère
  • 2 Mars
  • Bouchentouf
  • Bourgogne
  • Centre Ville (City Center)
  • Californie
  • C.I.L.
  • Derb Gallef
  • Derb Sultan Al Fida
  • Derb TAZI
  • Hay Dakhla ("Derb Lihoudi") (quartier Martinet)
  • El Hank
  • El Hay El Mohammadi
  • Hay Farah
  • Gauthier
  • Habous
  • Hay Moulay Rachid
  • La Gironde
  • La Colline
  • Laimoun (Hay Hassani)
  • Lissasfa
  • Maarif
  • Old Madina (Mdina Qdima)
  • Mers Sultan
  • Nisaam
  • Oasis
  • Oulfa
  • Polo
  • Racine
  • Riviera
  • Roches Noires
  • Sbaata
  • Sidi Bernoussi
  • Sidi Moumen
  • Sidi Maarouf
  • Sidi Othman

Sidi Moumen is a commune in the suburbs of Casablanca. ...

International relations

Sister cities

Partner cities Image File history File links Flag_of_Algeria. ... This article is about the capital of Algeria. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Bordeaux (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... Location of Dubai in the UAE Coordinates: , Country Emirate Dubai Incorporated (town) June 9, 1833 Incorporated (emirate) December 2, 1971 Founder Maktoum bin Bati bin Suhail (1833) Seat Dubai Subdivisions Towns and villages Jebel Ali Hatta Al Hunaiwah Al Aweer Al Hajarain Al Lusayli Al Marqab Al Shindagha Al Faq... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Jakarta (also DKI Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... , Nickname: Location of Jeddah Coordinates: , Country Province Established 500+ BC Joint Saudi Arabia 1925 Government  - Mayor Adil Faqeeh  - City Governor Mishal Al-Saud  - Provincial Governor Khalid al Faisal Area  - Urban 1,320 km² (509. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (English: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - Total 243. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Shows the Location of the Province Ä°zmir Izmir from space, June 1996 Izmir (Turkish spelling Ä°zmir, contraction of its former name Smyrna), the second-largest port (after Ä°stanbul) and the third most populous city (2,409,000 in 2000) of Turkey, is located on the Aegean Sea near the Gulf...

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Education

Colleges and Universities

  • University of Casablanca
  • University of Hassan II (Ain Chock)
  • École Hassania des Travaux Publics
  • ISCAE

K through 12 The École Hassania des Travaux Publics (Hassania School of Public Labour), or Ehtp, is one of the Moroccans oldest engineering school and remains to this day one of the most prestigious Moroccan Grandes Écoles of engineering. ... The ISCAE (Institut supérieur de commerce et dadministration des entreprises) is a business school in Casablanca, Morocco. ...

  • Casablanca American School
  • George Washington Academy
  • Nelson C. Brown High School
  • École Normale Hébraïque
  • Babar land
  • Lycée Lyautey

The École Normale Hébraïque (Jewish Normal School) is a Jewish secondary school in Casablanca, Morocco, opened in 1945. ... Lyautey High school logo Lycée Lyautey is the name of a high school belonging to the French Mission in Casablanca, Morocco. ...

Sports

Emblem Raja Casablanca or Rajah (Raja meaning hope in English) is a sports club with sections in many different disciplines in Casablanca, Morocco. ... Wydad Athletic Club (WAC) (Arabic: ) is a Moroccan athletics club based in Casablanca, Morocco, best known for its football team. ...

People born in Casablanca

See also: Category:People from Casablanca

Salaheddine Bassir (born 5 September 1972) is a Moroccan football player. ... Larbi Benbarek or Larbi Ben Barek (June 16, 1914 - September 16, 1992) (Casablanca, Morocco) was a French-Moroccan football player. ... Jean-Paul Bertrand-Demanes (born May 23, 1952 in Casablanca, Morocco) is a former football goalkeeper from France, who earned eleven international caps for the French national team during the 1970s. ... Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (born 28 November 1949 in Casablanca, Morocco) is a French fashion designer and also has the title of marquis. ... Nawal El Moutawakel is a Moroccan hurdler, born on 15 April 1962 in Casablanca. ... Hicham Mesbahi (born December 4, 1980 in Casablanca) is a boxer from Morocco, who participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native North African country. ... Maurice Ohana (died June 12, 1914 in Casablanca, Morocco; died November 13, 1992 in Paris) was a French composer of Spanish origin. ... Jean Reno (born Juan Moreno y Herrera Jiménez (Spanish) [1][2] while French sources spell it as Don Juan Moreno y Herrera Jimenez [3]. on July 30, 1948) is a French actor. ... Alain Souchon (born Alain Kienast on May 27, 1944, Casablanca, Morocco) is a French singer, songwriter and actor. ... Sidney Taurel was born February 9, 1949 in Casablanca, Morocco. ... Richard Virenque (born November 19, 1969 in Casablanca, Morocco) is a retired French professional cyclist. ... Abdallah Zrika (Arabic: عبد الله زريقة) (born 1953 in Casablanca) is one of the most famous poets of Morocco. ...

Casablanca in fiction

  • Casablanca is the setting of the eponymous film from 1942 starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. The film has achieved worldwide popularity since then, having also won three Oscars and been nominated in five additional categories.
  • The city is featured in The Mysterious Caravan, Volume 54 in the original Hardy Boys series.
  • Casablanca is one of the key locations in the 2006 video game Dreamfall, as it is where the primary protagonist of the game, Zoë Castillo, lives.
  • A Night in Casablanca (1946) was the twelfth Marx Brothers' movie. The film stars Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, and Harpo Marx. It was directed by Archie Mayo and written by Joseph Fields and Roland Kibbee. The film contains the song "Who's Sorry Now?" with music by Ted Snyder and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. It is sung in French by Lisette Verea playing the part of Beatrice Rheiner, and then later sung in English (see image). Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 is played twice, once by Chico on piano as an intro to the Beer Barrel Polka, and again by Harpo on the harp.

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Images

References

  1. ^ Casablanca - Encyclopedia of the Orient
  2. ^ Discovering Casablanca - The Africa Travel Association
  3. ^ a b Casablanca - Jewish Virtual Library
  4. ^ Pennel, CR: Morocco from Empire to Independence, Oneworld, Oxford, 2003, p 121
  5. ^ Pennel, CR: Morocco from Empire to Independence, Oneworld, Oxford, 2003, p 149
  6. ^ Terror Cell: 'Police Hold Fifth Man' April 12, 2007
  7. ^ Casablanca on alert after suicide bombings April 12 2007
  8. ^ U.S. Shuts Morocco Consulate After Bomb April 15, 2007
  9. ^ Casablanca.ma
  10. ^ see Hebrew Wikipedia http://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%A7%D7%96%D7%91%D7%9C%D7%9F
  11. ^ Kuala Lumpur fact file, Asian-Pacific City Summit. Retrieved on December 31, 2007.

Bahiyyih Maroon, “Leisure Space: Thematic Style and Cultural Exclusion in Casablanca,” pp. 137-151 in The Themed Space: Locating Culture, Nation, and Self, ed. Scott A. Lukas (Lanham, MD, Lexington Books, 2007), ISBN 0739121421 The Jewish Virtual Library is an online encyclopedia published by the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE), notable for its strong pro-Israel views. ...


See also

Casablanca played an important role in African history as soon as it began to develop at the beginning of the 20th century, especially since the 1920s. ...

External links

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