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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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
Toubkal - 13,671’
Ouanounkrim - 13,415’
M’Goun - 13,365’
Draa River - 684 mi
Moulouya River - 323 mi
Arabs invade North Africa. They bring Islam.
Jews and Muslims expelled from Spain settle in Morocco
The Alawite dynasty takes over. The family still rules Morocco today
Spain occupies northern Morocco.
Under the Treaty of Fez, France becomes a protector of Morocco.
Morocco gains independence from France and Spain. But Spain retains control of some territories.
Hassan II becomes king. He rules until his death in 1999.
Moroccan and Algerian troops battle in Western Sahara.
King Hassan dies, and his son, Mohammed VI, comes to power.
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
Mrouzia - A sweet dish of lamb with raisins, almonds and honey
Women would get tattoos all over their hands on their wedding day
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.
Just Fontaine – soccer player
Samira Said – singer
Jean Reno – Actor / 5 languages and president was his best man at wedding
A powerful earthquake rocks Morocco.
Protests occur in major cities, calling for a new constitution and limitations on the King’s power.
Morocco donated 90 tons of fertilizer to St. Kitts