The Kasbah of the Udayas, the citadel built by the Almohads on the site of earlier ribats
The Andalusian Wall today, added inside the Almohad walled enclosure during the 17th century
Gate of the Dar al-Makhzen (Royal Palace) today; the palace was begun by the 'Alawi sultans in the late 18th century
The Bank al-Maghrib building in central Rabat, completed in 1930 under French colonial rule
Lions (possible descendants of Barbary lions) at the Rabat Zoo
Hassan Tower
Rabat-Salé Airport
Rabat-Ville Railway Station
Rabat-Salé tramway
The headquarters of Maroc Telecom
Riad District
Pietri Square
Rabat Hassan
Avenue Mohammed V
Sunnah Mosque, built in 1785 under Sultan Muhammad III<ref>{{Cite web |title=جامع السنة |url=http://www.habous.gov.ma/map-mosquee/1984-جامع-السنة.html |access-date=2019-10-11 |website=www.habous.gov.ma |language=en-gb}}</ref>
Saint-Pierre Cathedral
Rabbi Shalom Zawi Synagogue
The Kasbah of the Udayas, seen from the river
Typical street and houses inside the Kasbah
Rue des Consuls, one of the main streets of the medina
City walls, including Bab al-Had (left)
Bab ar-Rouah
Parliament of Morocco
Central Post Office

Capital city of Morocco and the country's seventh largest city with an urban population of approximately 580,000 (2014) and a metropolitan population of over 1.2 million.

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Northwesternmost country in the Maghreb region of North Africa.

Ptolemy of Mauretania was the last Berber to rule the Kingdom of Mauretania prior to Roman conquest.
Roman ruins of Volubilis.
Idrisid coin in Fes, 840 AD.
al-Qarawiyyin, founded in Fes in the 9th century, was a major spiritual, literary, and intellectual center.
The empire of the Almohad dynasty at its greatest extent, circa 1212.
The Portuguese Empire was founded when Prince Henry the Navigator led the Conquest of Ceuta, which began the Portuguese presence in Morocco, lasting from 1415 to 1769.
The remains of the Saadi Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur's 16th century Badii' Palace.
The Treaty of Wad Ras after the Hispano-Moroccan War (1859–1860) bankrupted Morocco's national treasury, forcing the Makhzen to take on a British loan.
Tangier's population in 1873 included 40,000 Muslims, 31,000 Europeans and 15,000 Jews.
The Proclamation of Independence of Morocco of 1944.
The Mausoleum of Mohammed V, a modern Alaouite landmark in Rabat.
Protestors in Casablanca demand that authorities honor their promises of political reform.
Toubkal, the highest peak in Northwest Africa, at 4167 m
A section of the Anti-Atlas near Tafraout
An old Cedrus atlantica tree in the Atlas range
Köppen climate types in Morocco
Landscape of the Erg Chebbi
Atlas Mountains
An adult male Barbary macaque carrying his offspring, a behaviour rarely found in other primates.
The Barbary lion
The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI.
The legislature's building in Rabat.
Mohammed VI, a FREMM multipurpose frigate of the Royal Moroccan Navy.
US Marines and Moroccan soldiers during exercise African Lion in Tan-Tan.
Morocco claims sovereignty over Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.
Morocco annexed Western Sahara in 1975.
The administrative regions of Morocco
Boulevard des FAR (Forces Armées Royales)
Map of Morocco's exports as of 2017
The Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech.
View of the medina (old city) of Fez.
Al Boraq RGV2N2 high-speed trainset at Tanger Ville railway station in November 2018
Solar cell panels in eastern Morocco
Cannabis field at Ketama Tidighine mountain, Morocco
The interior of a mosque in Fes
Linguistic map of Morocco
Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane.
UIS Literacy Rate Morocco population above 15 years of age 1980–2015
The Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou, built by the Berbers from the 14th century onwards.
Leo Africanus.
A group of Jilala musicians in 1900
Moroccan Couscous.
Moroccan football fans

Its capital is Rabat, while its largest city is Casablanca.

French protectorate in Morocco

The French military occupation of a large part of Morocco established in the form of a colonial regime imposed by France while preserving the Moroccan royal regime known as the Sherifian Empire under French rule.

The French conquest of Morocco, 1907–1927
The Maghreb in the second half of the 19th century
The French conquest of Morocco, 1907–1927
The assassination of Emile Mauchamp in Marrakesh, taken casus belli by France
1909 Morocco commemorative medal—distributed to French soldiers that participated in the French invasion of Morocco
The French cruiser Gloire in the Bombardment of Casablanca August 1907, printed on a postcard
French artillery at Rabat in 1911
Bond of the French protectorate Morocco, issued 1 March 1918
An advertisement for an art exhibition for the benefit of Moroccan troops wounded serving France in WWI. It features an orientalist painting by Joseph de La Nézière.
Marshal Lyautey, first resident general of French Morocco. He represented French colonial interests while also upholding the authority of the sultan.
A farmer in a field of barley in the Chaouia, published 15 August 1917 in the magazine France-Maroc
Roadmap of Morocco in 1919
An economic map of Morocco produced by the French protectorate in 1928
Flag of the Rif Republic (1921–1926)

The French protectorate shared territory with the Spanish protectorate, established and dissolved in the same years; its borders consisted of the area of Morocco between the "Corridor of Taza" and the Draa River, including sparse tribal lands, and the official capital was Rabat.

Bou Regreg

The Bou Regreg (أبو رقراق) is a river located in western Morocco which discharges to the Atlantic Ocean between the cities of Rabat and Salé.


Great Mosque of Salé
Map of downtown Salé
Battlements of Salé
Bouregreg Marina
Rabat-Salé Airport
Rabat-Salé tramway

Salé (سلا, ; ) is a city in northwestern Morocco, on the right bank of the Bou Regreg river, opposite the national capital Rabat, for which it serves as a commuter town.


One of the twelve administrative regions of Morocco.

Provinces of Rabat-Salé-Kénitra

The capital is Rabat.

Barbary pirates

A Sea Fight with Barbary Corsairs by Laureys a Castro, c. 1681
Barbaria by Jan Janssonius, shows the coast of North Africa, an area known in the 17th century as Barbaria. c. 1650
British sailors boarding an Algerine pirate ship
A man from the Barbary States
A Barbary pirate, Pier Francesco Mola 1650
British captain witnessing the miseries of Christian slaves in Algiers, 1815
Battle of Preveza, 1538
The Barbary pirates frequently attacked Corsica, resulting in many Genoese towers being erected.
A French Ship and Barbary Pirates by Aert Anthonisz, c. 1615
Battle of a French ship of the line and two galleys of the Barbary corsairs
The work of the Mercedarians was in ransoming Christian slaves held in Muslim hands, Histoire de Barbarie et de ses Corsaires, 1637
An action between an English ship and vessels of the Barbary Corsairs
Lieve Pietersz Verschuier, Dutch ships bomb Tripoli in a punitive expedition against the Barbary pirates, c. 1670
Captain William Bainbridge paying tribute to the Dey of Algiers, circa 1800
Bombardment of Algiers by Lord Exmouth in August 1816, Thomas Luny
Conquest of Tunis by Charles V and liberation of Christian galley slaves in 1535
Slave market in Algiers, 1684
French bombardment of Algiers by Admiral Dupperé, 13 June 1830
Coat of arms of the town of Almuñécar, granted by King Charles V in 1526, showing the turbaned heads of three Barbary pirates floating in the sea.
Ottoman admiral Hayreddin Barbarossa
Mulai Ahmed er Raisunis Headquartered in Tangier, Morocco.
Mulai Ahmed er Raisuni, the last of the Barbary Pirates.
The Quattro Mori ("Four Moors") by Pietro Tacca; Livorno, Italy

The Barbary pirates, or Barbary corsairs or Ottoman corsairs, were Muslim pirates and privateers who operated from North Africa, based primarily in the ports of Salé, Rabat, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli.

Fez, Morocco

City in northern inland Morocco and the capital of the Fès-Meknès administrative region.

View of Fes el-Bali and the minaret of the Zawiya of Moulay Idris II, which commemorates Idris II, one of the founders of Fez
Remains of the city walls on the north side of Fes el-Bali, which were rebuilt during the Almohad period (12th-13th century)
The Bou Inania Madrasa, the most important madrasa built by the Marinids in Fes (14th century)
Jews of Fez in the 1900s. The Mellah was the traditional Jewish quarter of the city since the 15th century.
Borj Nord, a Saadian fortress built in the 16th century overlooking Fez from the north
Patio of Moulay Rashid (17th century) inside the Royal Palace of Fez (photo from 1922)
The New Mechouar, created by Moulay Hassan I in the late 19th century at the northern entrance to Fes Jdid and the Royal Palace; on the left is the entrance to the Dar al-Makina, dating from the same time
The abdication of Abd al-Hafid, Sultan of Morocco in 1912
A street in the modern Ville Nouvelle ("New City") of Fez
The walled district of Fes el-Bali.
Local boys from Fez
Produce peddler in the Old Medina of Fes, Morocco.
Interior of the Zawiya of Moulay Idris II in Fes el-Bali
Interior of the Al Fassiyin Synagogue in the Mellah
Al-Attarine Madrasa built in 1323–1325 in Fes el-Bali
Interior of the mausoleum of Ahmad al-Tijani (d. 1815) in the Zawiya of Sidi Ahmed al-Tijani in Fes el-Bali
City walls of Fez (northern section).
Leather tanning in Chouara Tannery
Gates of the Alaouite Royal Palace (Dar al-Makhzen)
Rooftop view of the domes of the Saffarin Hammam, located at Place Seffarine
Avenue Hassan II in the Ville Nouvelle (New City)
A copy of Muhammad al-Jazuli's Sufi text Dala'il al-Khayrat, a book of prayers first written in Fes in the 15th century.
Table of calculations from a copy of the Sefer Abudraham printed in Fez in 1516, the first book printed in Africa
A painting of the 17th century expulsion of the Moriscos from Valencia.
The Sufi calligrapher and scholar Muhammad Bin Al-Qāsim al-Qundūsi (d. 1861) developed his unique calligraphic style in Fes.
Performance at the World Sacred Music Festival in 2012 (Bab Dekkakin in the background)
University of al-Qarawiyyin
Gare de Fes, train station in the modern urban area of Fez

Located to the north west of the Atlas Mountains, Fez is linked to several important cities of different regions; it is 206 km from Tangier to the northwest, 246 km from Casablanca, 189 km from Rabat to the west.

Mohammed V of Morocco

Sultan of Morocco from 1927 to 1953; he was recognized as Sultan again upon his return from exile in 1955, and as King from 1957 to 1961.

A portrait of the young Sidi Mohammed ben Yusef al-Alawi taken by Marcelin Flandrin for.
The young sultan sitting with the former French résident général, Hubert Lyautey, in 1930.
Sultan Sidi Mohammed V with his son, the future King Hassan II, in a replica Panhard.
Sultan Muhammad V of Morocco wearing a jalaba in 1934

While Mohammed's father Yusef bin Hassan spent most of his time in the new capital, Rabat, Mohammed spent most of his time in the Royal Palace in Fes, where he received education in the traditional Moroccan way, Arabic religious lessons.


Morocco's national railway operator.

Moroccan high speed rail service program (by 2035).
DF 100 (similar to SNCF 72000)
DF 115 (former SNCF 72000) near Taourirt
DH 370 with a passenger train between Fez and Taza
Z2M double-decker trainset between Sidi Kacem and Meknès
E 1100 with an empty phosphate train near Tamdrost
E 1350 (More powerful version of the E 1300) with a loaded phosphate train on its way to Casablanca, near Tamdrost
E 1417 between Sidi Mbarek Du R'Dom and Ain El Kaerma (Meknes – Sidi Kacem)
Alstom Euroduplex used for the Al-Boraq high speed service.

The network has a north-south track from Tangier via Rabat and Casablanca to Marrakech.

Ismail Ibn Sharif

Sultan of Morocco from 1672–1727, as the second ruler of the Alaouite dynasty.

Tafilalt, seat of the Alouite Sharifs from the 13th century
Moulay Rashid, first sultan of the Alouite dynasty in 1667
Political situation in Morocco in 1660, after the assassination of the final Saadian sultan Ahmad al-Abbas
The Grand Cherif Mouley Sémein ou Ismael, by Nicolas I de Larmessin
Marrakesh, one of the imperial capitals of Morocco, which revolted against Moulay Ismail, in favour of Ahmed ben Mehrez, three times. The city was harshly punished.
Jbel Saghro, summit of the eastern part of the Anti-Atlas in Aït Atta
Engraving from 1680 depicted the English fort at Tangiers
Taroudant, city which sustained the rebellion ofAhmed Ben Mehrez and Moulay Harran
Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Estelle, French consul in Salé, who negotiated the release of French prisoners captured by the corsairs, with Moulay Ismail
The Alaouite Empire in 1707, during the reign of Moulay Ismail
Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail in Meknès, Morocco
Engraving of Moulay Ismail
Dar al-Makhzen, the royal palace of Meknes, which was built during Moulay Ismail's reign as part of this larger Kasbah
The royal stables of Heri es-Swani which could hold 12,000 horses
Sahrij Swani or Agdal Basin
Bab El-Khemis, a city gate built during Moulay Ismail's reign
Ismail ibn Sharif receiving ambassador François Pidou de Saint Olon from Louis XIV of France, by Pierre-Denis Martin (1693)
Mohammed bin Hadou, Mulay Ismail's Moroccan ambassador to Great Britain in 1682
A 1682 peace treaty with the Dutch Republic
Mohammad Temim, Ambassadeur du Maroc, à la Comédie Italienne (1682), Antoine Coypel (1661–1722), Versailles
Ambassador Admiral Abdelkader Perez was sent by Ismail ibn Sharif to England in 1723

Ismail controlled a fleet of corsairs based at Salé-le-Vieux and Salé-le-Neuf (now Rabat), which supplied him with European Christian slaves and weapons through their raids in the Mediterranean and all the way to the Black Sea.