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Hassan II Mosque
Basic information
Location Morocco Casablanca, Morocco
Geographic coordinates 33°36′26.4″N 7°37′57.2″W / 33.607333°N 7.632556°W / 33.607333; -7.632556
Affiliation Islam
Region Greater Casablanca
Prefecture Casablanca-Anfa
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Mosque
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Completed 1993
Specifications
Capacity 25,000
Dome(s) 1
Minaret(s) 1
Minaret height 210m

The Hassan II Mosque (Arabic: مسجد الحسن الثاني) is in Casablanca. It is the largest mosque in Morocco and the third largest mosque in the world after (i) the Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) of Mecca and (ii) the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi (Prophet's Mosque) in Medina. It was designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau. It was built by Bouygues., it stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic, which can be seen through a really big glass floor with room for 25,000 worshippers. A further 80,000 can fit in the mosque's adjoining grounds. Its minaret is the world's tallest at 210 metres (689 ft).

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