The city of Casablanca
Casablanca (Ad-Dar al-Baida in Arabic - literally "white house", but commonly called Casa), is the largest city in Morocco.
The Economic capital, is located on the Atlantic coast at about 80 km south of Rabat, it is the administrative capital. Its inhabitants are called the Bédaouis in Arabic, the Casaouis in Moroccan Arabic and Casablancais in French.
Casablanca has 3,269,962 inhabitants, making it the most populated city in the Maghreb. It is located in the region of Great Casablanca, and it is the largest metropolitan area in the country.
Made legendary by the Hollywood cinema of the 1940s, Casablanca - considered the laboratory of modernity - was named the capital of modern architecture by international critics. This reputation is largely due to the architectural diversity which was experienced by the city during the twentieth century. It was the workshop of the new generation of architects who were graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Paris to apply the modern theories they had learned.
Casablanca, a city with a mythical name, has all the urban advantages as well as the necessary accessibility to become an excellent marathon destination .
Indeed, with a relatively flat route and mild weather at this time of the year (between 15 and 20 ° C), the Marathon of Casablanca is one of the fastest races of the world. And it is the first marathon in Africa in 2010 with a record of 02h09mn 03 performed by the Ethiopian Shumi Gerbaba
• Details: 33 ° 32? 00? North 7 ° 35? 00? West
• Altitude: 64 m
• Area: 32,300 ha = 323 km2
• Population: 32699621 inhabitants.
Some key facts about Casablanca:
• First port area in Morocco with 60% of trade activity
• First financial place with 30% of the financial banking network and all the headquarters of Banking and Insurance
• leading contributor to job creation with over 46% of the workforce in Morocco.
• First economic hub with 48% of investments in the kingdom.
Casablanca invites you to attend its 5th annual Great International Marathon which takes place on Sunday, October 21, 2012.
So welcome to Casablanca to live a memorable sporting moment and visit a warm and welcoming city.
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