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Casablanca

Casablanca
? (Arabic)
Anfa / ? (Berber)
City
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Nickname(s): Ka?a
Casablanca is located in Morocco
Casablanca
Casablanca
Location in Morocco
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Country Morocco
Administrative region Casablanca-Settat
First settled 7th century BC
reconstructed 1756
Government
 • Mayor Abdelaziz Amari
Area
 • City 387 km2 (149 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,615 km2 (624 sq mi)
Elevation 0–130 m (0-430 ft)
Population (2014)
 • City 3,359,818
 • Rank 1st in Morocco
 • Metro 4,270,750
Demonym(s) Bedawa
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
Postal code 20000-20200
Website www.casablanca.ma

Casablanca (in Arabic: ?, Addaar Albay?aa; in Berber: Anfa, ?; local informal name: Ka?a) is the largest city of Morocco, located in the northwestern part of the country on the Atlantic Ocean. It is also the largest city in the Maghreb, as well as one of the largest and most important cities in Africa, both economically and demographically.

Casablanca is Morocco's chief port and one of the largest financial centers on the African continent. The 2012 census, adjusted with recent numbers, recorded a population of about 4 million in the prefecture of Casablanca. Casablanca is considered the economic and business center of Morocco, while the national political capital is Rabat.

The leading Moroccan companies and international corporations doing business there have their headquarters and main industrial facilities in Casablanca. Recent industrial statistics show Casablanca retains its historical position as the main industrial zone of the country. The Port of Casablanca is one of the largest artificial ports in the world, and the largest port of North Africa. It is also the primary naval base for the Royal Moroccan Navy.

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