Morocco: Rabat

2012/12/05

Rabat , is the capital and third major city of the Kingdom of Morocco with a people of approximately 650,000 (2010). It is as well the capital of the Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaer region.
The city is located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg. On the facing shore of the river lies Salé, the city's major commuter town.

Together with Temara the cities account for a combined metropolitan people of 1.8 million. Silting problems have diminished the Rabat's role as a port; nevertheless, Rabat and Salé still maintain significant textile, food processing and construction industries. In addition, tourism and the presence of amount foreign embassies in Morocco serve to make Rabat one of the majority significant cities in the country.
Rabat is accessible by train through the ONCF system and by plane through the nearby Rabat-Salé Airport.

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