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Hassan II Mosque

Hassan II Mosque
Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco.JPG
Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca
Hassan II Mosque is located in Greater Casablanca
Hassan II Mosque
Location within Casablanca
Basic information
Location Morocco
Geographic coordinates view on map
Affiliation Islam
Region Greater Casablanca
State Casablanca
Prefecture Casablanca-Anfa
District Casablanca
Municipality Casablanca
Year consecrated 1993
Ecclesiastical or organizational status In use
Status Active
Leadership King Hassan II
Architectural description
Architect(s) Michel Pinseau (France)
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Arab-Andalusian, Moorish
General contractor Bouygues
Groundbreaking 12 July 1986
Completed 30 August 1993
Construction cost $400–$700 million
Specifications
Capacity 105,000 (25,000 indoors, additional 80,000 on Mosque's grounds)
Dome(s) One
Minaret(s) One
Minaret height 210 metres (690 ft)
Materials Cedar from Middle Atlas
Marble from Agadir
Granite from Tafraoute

The Hassan II Mosque or Grande Mosquée Hassan II (Arabic: ? ?; nickname: "Casablanca Hajj" (colloquial, microblogging and social networking language) is a mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. It is the largest mosque in Morocco and Africa and the 7th largest in the world. Its Minaret is the world's tallest at 210 metres (689 ft). Completed in 1993, it was designed by Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues. The minaret is 60 stories high topped by a laser, the light from which is directed towards Mecca. The mosque stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic Ocean, the sea bed being visible through the glass floor of the building's hall. The walls are of hand-crafted marble and the roof is retractable. A maximum of 105,000 worshippers can gather together for prayer: 25,000 inside the mosque hall and another 80,000 on the mosque's outside grounds.

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