Want to discover Rabat? There are a thousand and one ways to do so. A coastal city, its shoreline stretches along nearly 60 kilometres of land with a succession of rocky creeks and fine sandy beaches and its hinterland offers an ecological diversity ideal for hiking.
Rabat is the administrative capital of Morocco, it is located on the Atlantic coast and on the left or south bank of the mouth of the Bouregreg, opposite the town of Salé. These two cities are for this reason referred to as "twin cities".
It has 577,827 inhabitants. A pleasant climate all year round, a favourable location on the edge of the Atlantic, and an exceptionally rich history make Rabat a first-class tourist destination. It benefits from a unique historical heritage, reflecting the diversity of the influences that have shaped the two banks of the Bouregreg over the centuries.
Rabat is one of the few cities to have preserved its historical and cultural heritage. Since June 2012, a group of sites in the city of Rabat has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List as cultural treasures.
A modern city today, whose inhabitants are more reserved than in other Moroccan cities, it has many fascinating historical sites to visit. It is also endowed with modern construction, as the new city is designed by a team of architects, urban planners and landscapers who are laying the groundwork for a new urbanism.
As a result, Rabat has a city centre with high quality urban and landscape design. The Rabat-Salé conurbation is the second largest in the kingdom after Casablanca.
In recent years, Rabat has begun to develop as a business centre benefiting from the restructuring and reorganisation of the public administration as well as the arrival of foreign companies and the creation of offshore zones.
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