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Dar el Beida / Casablanca

facts in brief

Part of Braun and Hogenebrg I-57 map
Part of Braun and Hogenebrg I-57 map

Facts in brief:

Located on Atlantic Ocean; original town was destroyed by Portuguese in 15th cen.; flourished in 18th cen.; occupied by French 1907; was crucial strategic site in WW II; was seat of Anglo-United States summit in 1943; today is economic capital of Morocco.

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