Marrakech was founded in 1062 by Youssef bin Tachfine of the Almoravid dynasty. His son perfected the city by bringing in architects and craftsmen from Cordoba to build palaces, baths, mosques and a subterranean water system (Morocco history)
أسست مدينة مراكش بالمغرب سنة 1062 من طرف يوسف بن تاشفين من المرابطين
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The city walls were raised from the red mud of the plains, with the snow-covered peaks of the High Atlas Mountains forming a backdrop for the city. Marrakech is not only a fantastic city, it is also a symbol of the Morocco that once was, and which still survives here. In the center of Marrakech is a square, Djemaa el fna, which is the operating point for entertainers such as acrobats, drummers, dancers, pipe musicians, comedians and storytellers. The city is known by the Koutoubia mosque, which is visible from practically anywhere in Marrakech. Marrakech has mild winters, hot summers and perfects springs and winters...and the sky is usually clear and blue. Because of its geographic location and touristic reputation, Marrakech has excellent airline connections to the entire country. Its international airport also offers connections to Europe, South and North America.
Marrakech-Menara Airport (RAK) is situated four miles (6 km) southwest of Marrakech. More information about Marrakech and Morocco is available on the web. ----- Time: GMT
The history of Morocco spans over twelve centuries since the establishment of the Moroccan state by the Idrisid dynasty, without taking classical antiquity into consideration.
Morocco was under two protectorates; Spain in the north (Rif) and the south (Sahara) and France in the middle. In 1956, he has had its independence partially and continued to demand the return of its remaining territories administered by Spain in particular. In 1957, the Moroccan Army of Liberation nearly occupied the small territory of Sidi-Ifni, north of Spanish Sahara, during the Ifni War. The Spanish sent a regiment of paratroopers from the nearby Canary Islands and were able to repel the attacks. With the assistance of the Frenc Spain soon re-established control in the area (Operaciones Teide-Ecoubillon - see http://www.portierramaryaire.com/foro/viewtopic.php?p=79371 - in Spanish). Spain united the territories of Saguia el Hamra and Río de Oro to form the province of Spanish Sahara, while ceding the provinces of Tarfaya and Tantan (Cape Juby strip) to Morocco. In November 1975, the Green March was a strategic mass demonstration, coordinated by the Moroccan government, to force Spain to hand over the disputed, autonomous semi-metropolitan province of Spanish Sahara to Morocco. The Madrid Accords, also called Madrid Agreement or Madrid Pact, was a treaty between Spain, Morocco, and Mauritania to end the Spanish presence in the territory of Spanish Sahara, which was until the Madrid Accords' inception a Spanish province and former colony. It was signed in Madrid on November 14, 1975. Today the Moroccan Sahara is experiencing a remarkable development with the advanced regionalization and the proposed greater autonomy under the sovereignty of Morocco