Oualidia, the oyster capital!!

Oualidia or Loualidia is a village in Morocco’s Atlantic coast in the Casablanca-Settat region and at the border of Merrakch-Asfi. It is situated between El Jadida and Asfi and is located beside a protected natural lagoon and has been called Morocco’s “oyster capital,” a reference to the significant role shellfish harvesting plays in the local economy. At the time of the 2004 census, the commune had a total population of 15,433 people living

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The Magnificent Ben Youssef Madrasa

The Ben Youssef Madrasa (also transliterated as Bin Yusuf or Ibn Yusuf Madrasa) is an Islamic madrasa (college) in Marrakesh, Morocco. Functioning today as a historical site, the Ben Youssef Madrasa was the largest Islamic college in Morocco at its height. The madrasa is named after the adjacent Ben Youssef Mosque founded by the Almoravid Sultan Ali ibn Yusuf (reigned 1106-1142). The madrasa building which stands today was commissioned by the Sa’di (or

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