|Population:||928,850 (2014 census)|
|Time zone:||(UTC+1 (CET))|
|Weather:||The average temperature during May; High 20 -27°C – Low 14°C|
|Currency:||Moroccan Dirham (MAD)|
|Power Plug:||Type C and E (standard voltage: 220 V/ frequency:50 Hz)
Like many Moroccan cities, Marrakesh comprises an old fortified city packed with vendors and their stalls (the medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site), bordered by modern neighbourhoods, the most prominent of which is Gueliz. Today it is one of the busiest cities in Africa and serves as a major economic center and tourist destination.