Facts about Marrakech

Epicurean and spiritual, humble and proud, pious and nocturnal, traditional and avant-garde, cosmopolitan and mysterious, Marrakech is a symbol of well-being and sweetness of life.

Welcome to the South Pearl!

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)

Marrakech is a major city of the Kingdom of Morocco. Known as the red city, Marrakech is located in the Southern Morocco and at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, while it is the fourth largest city in the country, after Casablanca, Fez and Tangier. It is the capital city of the mid-southwestern region of Marrakesh-Safi. Located to the north of the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh is situated 580 km (360 mi) southwest of Tangier, 327 km (203 mi) southwest of the Moroccan capital of Rabat, 239 km (149 mi) south of Casablanca, and 246 km (153 mi) northeast of Agadir.
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.