Casablanca is the largest city of Morocco and one of the largest and most important cities in Africa, both economically and demographically.
Casablanca has a very mild Mediterranean climate with Oceanic influence. The French period Ville Nouvelle of Casablanca was designed by the French architect Henri Prost. It was a model of a new town at that time. The main streets radiate south and east from Place des Nations Unies, previously the main market of Anfa. Former administrative buildings and modern hotels populate the area. Their style is a combination of Hispano-Moorish and Art Deco.
Several shopping centers are in Casablanca, of which the largest is Morocco Mall. It is the largest shopping center in Africa with 250,000 m2 of floor space in Casablanca.