Morocco Profile

Morocco is separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar. It is located in northwestern corner of the Africa and bordered by Mediterranean Sea to the north, Atlantic Ocean to the west, Algeria to the east and Sahara Desert to the South.

Morocco is a country with 3 worlds; the Arab world, the Jewish world and the Berber world. The majority of the population is Muslim.

Morocco has an area of 446,550 square kilometers and a coastline of 1,835 kilometers.

The country has a population of slightly over 32 million people according to 2013 estimates. Morocco has a sizeable community of about 1.7 million expatriates living abroad, mainly in Spain, France, and Italy.

Morocco is a country of varying temperature. In the very north, summer averages sit in the mid 20’s while winter time and autumn have daily highs of 16°C to 17°C. In North-western Morocco Summers do get hot, average highs of 26°C to 27°C, though the cooling winds off the Atlantic Ocean blow in the evenings bringing temperatures down to an enjoyable 15°C to 16°C. Spring and autumn each see highs of about 20°C to 22°C. Winter months very rarely fall below 8°C with daily highs of about 17°C to 18°C. The South-Westerntemperatures are in the 20’s all year round.Interior Morocco temperatures can hit the high 30’s or mid 40’s while nights are still hot around 20°C.

Morocco’s economy depends on mostly agriculture, phosphates and minerals.

Hassan II Mosque, found in Morocco is one of the most famous Islamic buildings. Its beautiful architecture with modern touches has helped it become a destination for Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

The official language of Morocco is Moroccan Arabic.

General Information about Morocco includes the following;

 

Further reading

http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/economies/Africa/Morocco.html#ixzz34zM96qxw

http://hichammorocco.weebly.com/monuments.html

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