Officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco, Morocco is a Northern African country, bordering Algeria in the east, the disputed territory of Western Sahara in the south, the North Atlantic Ocean in the west, and the Mediterranean Sea in the north. Morocco’s capital is Rabat and its largest city is Casablanca.
Morocco is Africa’s most visited country. Tourism is mostly focused on Morocco's culture and architecture in its ancient cities. Casablanca is the major cruise port in Morocco and is known for the enormous Hassan II Mosque, which partially stands over water and has a 689-foot minaret with lasers pointed to Mecca. Fes is Morocco’s second largest city, known for its two medinas selling custom leather goods and other items. Marrakesh, in central Morocco, is known for its medinas packed with vendors selling rugs, spices, food, and a variety of other items. Agadir is a major coastal resort and a base for tours to the Atlas Mountains. Chefchaouen (aka the Blue City) is known for the different blue-hued buildings and alleyways of its old town. Tangier has several seaside resorts and is the port for ferries going to and from Spain. Essaouira is a resort town known for its crescent beach and trade winds which make it popular for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing.