Rabat is the capital and the fourth imperial city of the kingdom of Morocco. It is also the capital of the Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaer region and the city carries the perfect blend of the traditional and modern culture. The city reflects traditional as well as modern facets of Morocco. Situated on the Atlantic Ocean near the river Bou Regreg, the city came into existence in the third century BC when Chellahon settled near the banks of Oued Bou Regreg. The city has an interesting past, as in 40AD it was taken over by Romans and was named Sala Colonia. They settled in the city and stayed for as long as 250AD, which was later taken over by Berber rulers. Later in 1146, Almohad ruler Abd Al-Mu’min made Rabat into a fortress which was used as a starting point for attacking Spain.