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Morocco. by Claire Sindlinger. Geography. Location : Northwestern corner of Africa Water systems: Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines Natural Resources: Phosphates, fish, manganese, lead, silver, and copper. Climate/Vegetation.

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Morocco

Morocco

by Claire Sindlinger


Geography
Geography

  • Location: Northwestern corner of Africa

  • Water systems: Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines

  • Natural Resources: Phosphates, fish, manganese, lead, silver, and copper


Climate vegetation
Climate/Vegetation

  • Climate: North-- wet and rainy, South-- dry and bitterly cold

  • Vegetation: diverse mountain plants; oak, cedar, and juniper


Government
Government

  • Political Leaders: Head of State-- King Mohammed VI, Prime Minister-- AbbasEl Fassi

  • Type of Government: Constitutional monarchy

  • Life Expectancy: 67 years average

  • Population: 30 million inhabitants


History event
History Event

  • Historical Event:

    • Independence of Morocco in 1956

      • Regained independence after Mohammed V returned from being exiled in 1953

      • In 2006, Moroccans celebrated their 50th year of independence from France!


Economy
Economy

  • Type of Industry: Types--phosphate mining, manufacturing and handicrafts, construction and public works

  • Major Export: natural gas

  • Currency: Moroccan Dirham


Culture
Culture

  • Traditional clothing:

    • Men-

      • Djellaba and red cap (special occasion)

    • Women-

      • scarf around head and neck

      • Djellaba (along and loose hooded gown)

  • Traditional dishes: Bisteeya (pastry), Mechoui (roasted lamb), and Harira Soup (Berber soup)

  • Language: Arabic and Berber

  • Religions: Muslim 98.7%, Christian 1.1%, Jewish 0.2%


Places to visit
Places to Visit

  • Tourist attractions:

    • Hassan II Mosque- biggest religious monument after Mecca

    • El Bahia Palace- Eastern Architecture from the 19th century

    • Asilah (also known as Arzila)- located in Tangier; a city constructed by the Phoenicians


Work cited
Work Cited

  • "BBC News - Morocco Country Profile." BBC NEWS | News Front Page. Web. 22 Mar. 2010. <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/country_profiles/791867.stm#facts>.

  • "Clothing in Morocco - English Blog | By Morocco Channel." Morocco Hotels, Flights, Travel and Country Guide | By Morocco Channel. Web. 22 Mar. 2010. <http://www.morocco.com/blog/clothing-in-morocco>.

  • "Morocco (01/10)." U.S. Department of State. Web. 22 Mar. 2010. <http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5431.htm>.

  • "Morocco (01/10)." U.S. Department of State. Web. 22 Mar. 2010. <http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5431.htm>.

  • "Morocco: Country Profile." Minist. Web. 22 Mar. 2010. <http://www.maec.gov.ma/south/BrefEN.htm>.

  • "Morocco Natural Gas - Exports - Economy." Index Mundi - Country Facts. Web. 22 Mar. 2010. <http://www.indexmundi.com/morocco/natural_gas_exports.html>.

  • "Tourist Attractions in Morocco | By Morocco Channel." Morocco Hotels, Flights, Travel and Country Guide | By Morocco Channel. Web. 22 Mar. 2010. <http://www.morocco.com/attractions/>.


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