/ kæsəblæŋkə /
A port on the Atlantic and the largest city of Morocco.
(Arabic Dar el-Beida) Port, commercial and industrial center on the Atlantic coast of Morocco; It trades in fish, phosphates, and manganese. The Great Hassan II Mosque, completed 1989, is the world's largest; it is built on a platform (40,000 sq m/430,000 sq ft) jutting out over the Atlantic, with walls 60 m/200 ft high, topped by a hydraulic sliding roof, and a minaret 175 m/574 ft high.
Casablanca was occupied by the French from 1907 until Morocco became independent 1956.