al-bay???; Berber languages: Ka?a ), situated in the central-western part of Morocco on the Atlantic Ocean, is Morocco's biggest town. It' s also the biggest town in the Maghreb and one of the biggest and most important towns in Africa, both in economic and demographic terms.
The Casablanca is Morocco's most important harbour and one of the continent's biggest finance centres. Corresponding to the 2014 estimation of populations, the town has a total of about 3. 35 million in the municipal area and over 6. located in the Casablanca-Settat area. The Casablanca is Morocco's commercial and commercial centre, although the country's main town is Rabat.
Morocco's major businesses and multinationals operating in the region have their head offices and major industry sites in Casablanca. The latest industry figures show that Casablanca maintains its historic status as the country's most important industry area. Casablanca harbour is one of the world' s biggest man-made ports and the second biggest harbour in North Africa, 40 km from Tangier after Tangier-Med.
4 ] Casablanca is also home to the main marine station of the Royal Moroccan Navy. Casablanca's initial name was Anfa, in the Berber tongue, from at least the 7th c. BC[quote required] After the Portugueses took possession of the town in the 5th c. AD, they reconstructed it and changed the name to Casa Branca ([kaz?'b???k?]).
The name Casablanca (pronounced[kazabl??ka]) was retained during the Moroccan protection. A 1755 quake devastated most of the city. This was reconstructed by the Sultan, who modified the name to the native Arabian, which is'Ad-dar Al Baidaa', although Arabian also has its own Casablanca language (??????????, K?z?bl?nk?).
It is still known as Casa by many local people and people outside the town. One of Casablanca City's most popular boulevards is known as Anfa Blvd. It is generally regarded as the early "old town" of Casablanca; from a legal point of view it is a precinct (district) with half a million people. In 1572 Casablanca, in this colour cast still referred to as "Anfa", although the Portuguese had already changed its name to "Casa Branca" -- "White House" -- later known as " Casablanca ".
At the beginning of the fifteenth centuary, the city became an autonomous state again and developed into a secure haven for buccaneers and buccaneers, which resulted in it being attacked by the Portuguese, who bombed the city, which resulted in its demolition in 1468. Casa Branca, which in Portuguese means "white house", was the name of the city that surrounded them.
Eventually, the city was rebuilt by Sultan Mohammed ben Abdallah (1756-1790), the grandchild of Moulay Ismail and an associate of George Washington, with the help of Spaniards from the near commercial centre. Its name was D?r and D?r ad-D?r al-???????, the Arabian version of the Casa Blanca in Spain. 14 ] Casablanca was a modest harbour with a resident populace of about 12,000 within a few years of the capture and entry of the colonial frenchs into the city, initially as administrator of a superior dynasty, in 1906.
Casablanca (with Humphrey Bogart), the 1942 movie, highlighted the town' s colorful role as the setting for a battle for supremacy between rival Europe. It was an important harbor during the Second World Peace Conference and the host of the 1943 Casablanca Conference, where Churchill and Roosevelt debated the course of the conflict.
In Casablanca there was a large US military bases, which was the scene of all US planes for the European Theater of Operations during the Second World War. A Grand Prix was staged at the new Anfa circuit in Casablanca in October 1930. In 1955 Morocco became independent of France.
In 1983 the Mediterranean Games took place in Casablanca. 22 ] The town is now evolving a tourist trade. While Casablanca has become the commercial and commercial capitol of Morocco, Rabat is the country's main town. At the beginning of 2007, a series of attempted suicides hit the town. An alleged fighter exploded himself on March 11, 2007 in an Casablanca cybercafe.
On April 10, three assassins raided their shelter and blown themselves up. In the following two working day, the local authorities erected a barricade in the town, and arrested two more men who had managed to escape the roundup. On April 14, two of our Brother's were blown up in Casablanca town center, one near the American Consulate and one near the American Language Center.
When demands for change became widespread in the Arabian countries in 2011, the Moroccans followed suit, but compromises made by the sovereign resulted in acceptability. In December, however, tens of thousand demonstrators took place in several parts of the town, particularly in the centre of La Fontaine, and they wished for more important policy changes. The Casablanca is situated on the Chawiya plain, which was the bread basket of Morocco from a historical point of view.
29 ] Besides the Atlantic coastline, Bouskoura Wood is the city's only wonder. Casablanca's only stream is Bouskoura, a small stream that crossed the Atlantic Ocean near the harbour until 1912. Nearest continuous flow to Casablanca is Oum Rabia, 70 km southeast.
The Casablanca has a hot Mediterranean sunshine (Köppen Csa class). It has an 72-day mean yearly rainfall of 412 mm (16.2 in) per year. Higest and lowsest ever measured in the cityscape are 40. Casablanca and Maghreb's largest CBD is located in the north of the metropolis in Sidi Maarouf near the Hassan II Mocca and the largest Maghreb and African skyscraper Casablanca Marina located.
Casablanca registered a number of inhabitants of 3,359,818 in the 2014 Maroccan Cadastre. It has a catchment area of about 11% of Morocco's entire inhabitants. The Grand Casablanca is also the biggest metropolitan area in the Maghreb. Ninety-nine. 9% of Morocco's people are Muslims from the Arabs and Berber.
44 ] During the Moroccan patronage of France, European Christians made up almost half the people. There was a Sebardian Jewis in Anfa until the Portuguese destroyed the village in 1468. The Jews returned to the capital only slowly, but in 1750 the Rabbi Elijah Syagogue was constructed as the first Judaic Syagogue in Casablanca.
In 1755, it was devastated by the 1755 Lisbon quake, together with much of the population. 5 ] Today, the Casablanca graveyard is one of the most important graveyards in the cityscape. Morocco's Judaic Museums are a local institution founded in 1997. This is the only dedicated Hebrew Musée in the Arabian Empire (see also Morocco's Jews History).
Casablanca's Ville Nouvelle in France was conceived by Henri Prost and was then a prototype of a new cityscape. Parc de la Ligue Arabe (formerly Lyautey ) is the biggest open space in the cityscape. The Cathedral of Casablanca (Cathédrale Sacré-Coeur) is on its outskirts.
Ancient Medina (the district before the Guatemalan Protectorate) draws fewer visitors than the medinas of towns such as Fez and Marrakech. In Morocco he is regarded as a holy man. During the Pan-Arab World Cup, Casablanca hosted the 1961 Pan-Arab World Cup of Nations, the 1983 Mediterranean Cup of Nations and the 1988 CAF Africa Cup of Nations.
The Moroccan side hosted the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, but chose to retreat for fear of Ebola. Marocco was deported and the event took place in Equatorial Guinea. 47 ] Casablanca will be depriving the hosts of the 2019 African Games in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, of their right to play because of financial difficulties. Grand Stade de Casablanca is the name of the soccer arena that is to be constructed in the town.
After its completion in 2014, it will be used mainly for soccer games and is home to Raja Casablanca, Wydad Casablanca and the Moroccan soccer world. When it is finished, it will take the place of Stade Mohamed V. The stadium's original concept was for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, for which Morocco withdrew its offer to South Africa.
There are two well-liked soccer associations in Casablanca, Wydad Casablanca and Raja Casablanca. In Casablanca, other soccer sides are Rachad Bernoussi, TAS de Casablanca, Majd Al Madina and Racing Casablanca. It is Casablanca that organizes the Grand Prix Hassan II, a men's competitive men's event of the ATP series.
Casablanca's principal airfield is Mohammed V Int. and Morocco's busyest one. It is well connected by means of a number of intercontinental routes to Europe, in particular France and Spain, and has frequent services to North American, Near Eastern and Africa south of the Sahara. The major cities of New York City, Montreal, Paris, Washington D.C., London and Dubai are important key locations.
Casablanca-Anfa Airport, an older, smaller airport in the western part of the town, was used in Damascus and Tunis, among other places, and was largely banned from civil transport in 2006. The building was shut down and demolished to create Casablanca Finance Town, the new centre of Casablanca. The Casablanca Tit Mellil airport is near the town of Tit Mellil.
They lead from Gare Routière on Rue Léon l'Africain in the centre of Casablanca. In Casablanca, registred cabs are colored reddish and are known as petite cabs (small cabs), or whitened and known as grand cabs (large cabs). Grand Cabs, usually older Mercedes-Benz limousines, offer a common minibus operation within the town on pre-defined lines or a common intermediate stop.
The Casablanca is serviced from three main ONCF train terminals. Casa Port mainly operates local services such as the Navette Rapide (TNR or Aouita) train, which runs on the Casablanca - Kenitra line with some feeder lines to Gare de Casa-Voyageurs. It' the closest train to Casablanca's old quarter and to the contemporary downtown, around the Casablanca Twin Center emblem.
Casa Oasis was initially a suburb railway which was completely remodeled and reconstructed at the beginning of the 21 st centur y and re-opened in 2005 as the main urban railway terminal. The Casablanca is the location of the 1942 cinema of the same name with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. One night in Casablanca (1946) was the 12th Marx Brothers feature lengthened.
You can see the town in The Myssterious Caravan (1975), vol. 54 in the Hardy Boys serial. The Casablanca is the backdrop for several episodes in Doubleshot, a 2000 James Bond novel by Raymond Benson. One of the most important places in the 2006 Dreamfall videogame, Casablanca is where the game's main character, Zoë Castillo, is located.
Though it was conceived in 2219, much of today's architectural style is used as a source of source of inspiration. The Casablanca is the location for the first act of the romance novel Allied with Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard from the Second World War 2016. The Casablanca is a partnership: population légale des regions, provinces, regions, entspectures, municipalités, arondissements et communes du lyaumes d'après les results du rgsph 2014" (in arabian and french).
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