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Morocco. Major Cities. Casablanca - Population: 3,144,909 Rabat - Population: 1,655,753 Fes - Population: 964,891 Sale’ - Population: 903,485 Marrakesh - Population: 839,296 Agadir - Population: 689,310 Tangier - Population: 688,356 Meknes - Population: 545,705. Mountains.

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Morocco

Morocco


Morocco

Major Cities

Casablanca - Population: 3,144,909

Rabat - Population: 1,655,753

Fes - Population: 964,891

Sale’ - Population: 903,485

Marrakesh - Population: 839,296

Agadir - Population: 689,310

Tangier - Population: 688,356

Meknes - Population: 545,705


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Mountains

Toubkal - 13,671’

Ouanounkrim - 13,415’

M’Goun - 13,365’

Rivers

Draa River - 684 mi

Moulouya River - 323 mi


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Toubkal Mountain

M’Goun mountain


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Draa River

Moulouya river


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History

685

Arabs invade North Africa. They bring Islam.

1465

Jews and Muslims expelled from Spain settle in Morocco

1660

The Alawite dynasty takes over. The family still rules Morocco today

1860

Spain occupies northern Morocco.

1912

Under the Treaty of Fez, France becomes a protector of Morocco.

1956

Morocco gains independence from France and Spain. But Spain retains control of some territories.

1961

Hassan II becomes king. He rules until his death in 1999.

1976

Moroccan and Algerian troops battle in Western Sahara.

1999

King Hassan dies, and his son, Mohammed VI, comes to power.


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Independence

Morocco gained independence in 1956 after more than 40 years under the French. King Mohamed V reigned until he died in 1961. His reign was defined by human rights abuses. He treated people harshly that didn’t follow his rules


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Culture

Foods—

Bourekas

Merguez-lamb sausage

Mrouzia - A sweet dish of lamb with raisins, almonds and honey


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Religion—Islamic

Women would get tattoos all over their hands on their wedding day


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Government:

Ruler: King Muhammed VI

Prime Minister: Abbas El Fassi

Type: Constitutional Monarchy

Morocco has a constitution where the Prim Minister is the head of the government and the laws are made by the government and two chambers called the Assembly of Representatives and the Assembly of Councilors. The government is much like ours except the ruler is not elected.


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Famous people

Just Fontaine – soccer player

Samira Said – singer

Jean Reno – Actor / 5 languages and president was his best man at wedding


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Current Events:

Bad

2004

A powerful earthquake rocks Morocco.

2011

Protests occur in major cities, calling for a new constitution and limitations on the King’s power.

Good

2014 April

Morocco donated 90 tons of fertilizer to St. Kitts


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