In Morocco eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 173 pages of information about In Morocco.

Since 1912, in spite of the immense cost and the difficulty of obtaining labour, the following has been done: 

Casablanca. A jetty 1900 metres long has been planned:  824 metres finished December, 1917.

Small jetty begun 1916, finished 1917—­length 330 metres.  Small harbour thus created shelters small boats (150 tons) in all weathers.

Quays 747 metres long already finished.

16 steam-cranes working.

Warehouses and depots covering 41,985 square metres completed.

Rabat. Work completed December, 1917.

A quay 200 metres long, to which boats with a draught of three metres can tie up.

Two groups of warehouses, steam-cranes, etc., covering 22,600 square metres.

A quay 100 metres long on the Sale side of the river.

Kenitra. The port of Kenitra is at the mouth of the Sebou River, and is capable of becoming a good river port.

The work up to December, 1917, comprises: 

A channel 100 metres long and three metres deep, cut through the bar of the Sebou.

Jetties built on each side of the channel.

Quay 100 metres long.

Building of sheds, depots, warehouses, steam-cranes, etc.

At the ports of Fedalah, Mazagan, Safi, Mogador and Agadir similar plans are in course of execution.



1912                                1918
Total Commerce                      Total Commerce
Fcs 177,737,723                     Fcs 386,238,618
Exports                             Exports
Fcs 67,080,383                      Fcs 116,148,081


National roads 2,074 kilometres
Secondary roads 569 "


622 kilometres


1915 1918

Approximate area Approximate area
21,165 17 hectares 1,681,308 03 hectares


1.  Creation of French courts for French nationals and those under French protection.  These take cognizance of civil cases where both parties, or even one, are amenable to French jurisdiction.

2.  Moroccan law is Moslem, and administered by Moslem magistrates.  Private law, including that of inheritance, is based on the Koran.  The Sultan has maintained the principle whereby real property and administrative cases fall under native law.  These courts are as far as possible supervised and controlled by the establishment of a Cherifian Ministry of Justice to which the native Judges are responsible.  Special care is taken to prevent the alienation of property held collectively, or any similar transactions likely to produce political and economic disturbances.

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