TOP FACTS ABOUT MOROCCO

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Morocco is a Muslim country which is located in the Maghreb region of North Africa and characterised by a huge mountainous interior, large coastlines along the Atlantic Ocean & large tracts of sand dunes in the magical Sahara Desert. Since 1999 Marocco is a Constitutional Monarchy with King Mohammed VI. Furthermore, Morocco is one of the native homelands of the Berber people.

 

  • Location: Northern Africa, between Atlantic and Mediterranean
  • Official Name: Kingdom of Morocco
  • Size: 446,550 km²
  • Population: 35,28 million
  • Number of Tourists: 11,35 million (in 2017)
  • Capital: Rabat (pop: ca. 600.000)
  • Largest City: Casablanca (pop: ca. 3,36 million)
  • Official Languages: Berber, Arabic
  • Recognized Language: French
  • Government: Constitutional Monarchy
  • Ruler: King Mohammed VI
  • Religion: Sunni Islam (99%)
  • Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
  • Actual exchange rates:
  • Time zone: Western European Time (WET)
  • Climate: Mediterranean in the northwest, continental/desert in the south. Marrakech can reach up to 45°C in summer, with winter temperatures as low as 0°C. In the desert expect 20-25°C during the day in winter and around 10°C at night.
  • Agriculture: wheat, olives, tomatoes, corn, barley, potatoes, citrus fruits
  • Industries: textiles, tourism, food processing, phosphate, construction
  • Best time to visit: September till May
  • Moroccan people: hospitable, heartily, generous, social, friendly, easy-going, genuine

 

 

One of the best fact in Morocco is its cuisine which is influenced by Morocco’s interactions and exchanges with other cultures and nations over centuries. It is typical for either couscous or tajine with chicken or vegetables. The main herbs are coriander, saffron, caraway, black pepper, sweet pepper, and cinnamon. The Moroccan’s also like to put sweets and fruits in their food.

 

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