Casablanca is the largest city of Morocco, located in the north-western part of the country on the Atlantic Ocean. It is also the largest city in the Maghreb, as well as one of the largest and most important cities in Africa, both economically and demographically. Casablanca has a population of about 4 million. The area which is today Casablanca was founded and settled by Berbers by at least the 7th century BCE. Casablanca is located in the Chawiya plain which has historically been the breadbasket of Morocco. Apart from the Atlantic coast, the Bouskoura forest is the only natural attraction in the city. Casablanca has a very mild Mediterranean climate, very similar to Los Angeles. There are several shopping centers in Casablanca, of which the largest is Morocco Mall. The mall features a massive 1,000,000 litre aquarium that contains over 40 different species of fish.