Casablanca, Morocco is more than just the city from the famous Humphrey Bogart movie of the same name. It is the largest city in the country and known to be the center of business enterprise for Morocco.
As a commercial center, Casablanca has a large export trade supplying many European textile manufacturers. The city became independent from its French guardians in 1956 and experienced a slight economic decline at that time. Slowly and carefully, the city has regained its reputation as the business capital of North Africa. It is said that Casablanca now houses the headquarters of nearly 60 percent of all Moroccan companies and financial institutions.
If you find time to visit this historically exotic city, be sure to visit the Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest and most spectacular modern Mosques in the world. Its prayer hall holds up to 25,000 people! It is truly a beautiful sight!