Last updated on June 22nd, 2017 at 04:09 am
Morocco is an oblong country located in the Northern Africa. Despite the fact that most of the territory is represented by the Sahara desert, it has both Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean coastline, which is quite a unique fact. Morocco borders with Mauritania (due to the fact of controlling most of the Western Sahara), Algeria and technically Spain (through the Strait water border).
The total area which Morocco covers is 710 or 446 thousand square kilometres, depending if the Western Sahara territory is included (because Morocco claims it as its Southern Province). Moroccan population is slightly over 33 million people and speaks two official languages: Arabic and Tamazight language. There is also the Moroccan dialect spoken among the people. The dominant religion of Moroccan nation is Islam.
The capital city of Morocco and the political centre is Rabat. However, the largest one and probably more known is Casablanca. Some of the other major cities are for instance Marrakesh, Tetouan, Fes or Tangier. Morocco has one of the largest economies in Africa and belongs to the Arab League as well as the Union for the Mediterranean.
Moroccan history dates back to the times Before Christ.
Barber dynasties and Islamic era has helped to shape the culture through centuries, before the Europeans came and tried to industrialise the country. Morocco became a French and then Spanish protectorate and the colonisation era followed. After a conflict with Algeria, a ceasefire came in 1991 but the aftermath remains the relatively unsolved status of the Western Sahara territory.
Morocco is a true treasure, both culture wise and natural beauty wise.
The local people will open their heart for you so that you will feel welcomed and appreciated. Their hospitality includes the taste buds tempting cuisine with thousands of complex flavours and colours. Moroccan food is undeniably a delicious experience.
The Moroccan culture is overwhelmingly beautiful and traditional. The medinas from the ancient time are a nice illustration of how this world used to work and somewhere still does. So does the nomadic life of people in the desert. Berbers, Arabs and Saharawis are those who treasure the old culture. Panoramic view over the hot desert while the burning red sun sets over the horizon is only a beginning of the Moroccan adventure!