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The capital of Morocco, on the Atlantic Ocean northeast of Casablanca
Common clues:
Morocco's capital; Capital of Morocco; Capital near Casablanca; World capital formerly a pirate stronghold
Crossword puzzle frequency: 2 times a year
Frequency in English language: 35206 / 86800
Tour of Rabat, Morocco

A fly will not get into a closed mouth – Moroccan proverb

Rabat is the capital and second largest city of Morocco with an urban population of approximately 620,000 (2004) and a metropolitan population of over 1.2 million. It is also the capital of the Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaer administrative region.

NASA image of Rabat

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, Rabat's bedroom community. Together the two cities with Témara account for a population of 2 million. Unfortunately, silting problems have diminished the city's role as a port; however, Rabat and Salé still maintain relatively important textile, food processing and construction industries; some are from sweatshop labor by major multinational corporations (see Salé).

In addition, tourism and the presence of all foreign embassies in Morocco serve to make Rabat the second most important city in the country after the larger and more economically significant Casablanca.

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