Morocco is a mountainous country located in northwestern Africa. It is bounded on the north by the Strait of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean sea, to the south by Mauritania, east by Algeria, and west by the Atlantic Ocean. The Moroccan coast extends over 3500 km . The mountain ranges of the Atlas were long a barrier to communication between the north and south.
The dominant climate in Morocco is Mediterranean, temperate in the west and north by the Atlantic Ocean.
inside, the climate is continental with significant differences in temperature, the area of the atlas is wet, snow is common. the south has a desert climate, dry place.
Population: 34,860,000 inhabitants (estimated 2009).
Area: 710,850 km2.
Density: 83.14 inhab / km2.
Capital: Rabat (1.75 million inhabitants).
Prin cities: Casablanca (pop. 3,000,000). Marrakech (more than 1.3 million inhabitants).
Fez (about 1 million inhabitants). Tangier (pop. 746,500).
Languages: Classical Arabic (official), Arabic dialect (Darija), the Berber
(Tarifite, Tamazighte, tachelhite), French (fluent in administration)
and Spanish (utulisé locally in the north).
State: Constitutional monarchy.
Head of State: Mohamed 6 (since 1999).
Currency: Dirham. (1 euro = 11 dirhams).
World Heritage Sites of UNESCO:
The medina of Fez (1981). of the medina
Marrakech (1985). Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou (1987). the medina of Meknes
(1996). Medina of Tétouan (1997). the site of Volubilis (1997). medina of Essaouira
(2001). and the city of El Jadida in Portuguese (2004).
As they show Prehistoric utensils found to house the oldest in fact in North Africa. The man is already present to 800,000 years B-JC on the Atlantic shore.
Morocco enter in history 800-600 years B-JC. The writing invented by the Libyan Amazighe appears in the atlas, and performances are produced on the Phoenician pottery
identified on the island of Essaouira
around 500 B-JC. The years take possession of the Roman
Mauritanie Tangitane enhanced by the creation of roads, which resulted
to agricultural development and intense commercial activity. Tingis, Lexus, Volubilis ...Continue a>