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Formed with the union of the two territories that made up the French and Spanish protectorates, Morocco expanded towards the south in 1958, annexing the strip of territory between the Draa and the parallel of 27º 40´, ceded by Spain. In 1960 it incorporated the territory of Tangier and in 1969 acquired the Ifni area on the Atlantic coast from Spain. Between 1976 and 1979, Morocco annexed Western Sahara (formerly Spanish Sahara). On the Mediterranean coast, on the other hand, the two Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla still exist, which Morocco claims. The territory of Morocco corresponds to the westernmost and mountainous sector of the Maghreb; it is therefore a geographically peripheral region in the Arab-Islamic world, to which, however, Morocco owes its language and religion, as well as the development of a rich and refined civilization. In fact, its name derives from the word Maghreb, which in Arabic means “West”. Its national history has been characterized by a longer de facto independence and a shorter colonial experience in the form of a protectorate, becoming independent in 1956. Morocco stands out for its openness to Western countries while remaining anchored to its identity as an Islamic state., to solidarity with the other Maghreb countries and with the other states of the continent. According to COUNTRYAAH, Morocco is a nation in Northern Africa, the capital city of which is Rabat. The latest population of Morocco is 36,910,571. REMZFAMILY: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Morocco, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
CLIMATE
The astronomical position places Morocco in the warm temperate zone, but its morphology and the different maritime influences to which it is subject determine very different climatic conditions from zone to zone. The Mediterranean climate affects the mountainous region of the Rif, especially the lower parts of its outer slope, the Atlantic climate the western part of the country, the continental climate the interior mountainous regions, the Saharan climate throughout the territory that extends to the S of the country. High Atlas. Temperatures are generally mild on the coastal strips and tend to increase moving towards the S, where however they are mitigated by the proximity of the cold Canarian current: so in Tangier and Casablanca the average annual temperature is approx. 17ºC, in Safi by 20ºC, but in Agadir of 18 ºC. From the coastal areas to those of the interior, the temperature variations are progressively accentuatedboth daily and seasonal; in the innermost areas, the summer absolute maximums can reach 50 ºC (Tadla plateau) and the winter minimums can even reach -20 ºC (Jebel Toubkal). Precipitation generally decreases from N to S and from W to E. The wettest area (over 800 mm per year) is represented by the western Rif and the Atlantic side of the Middle Atlas, the driest (less than 200 mm) from the territories southern deserts; the coastal plains and the external areas of the piedmont receive rainfall varying on average between 400 and 800 mm, in the rest of the country there are oscillations between 200 and 400 mm. Snow is frequent in winter in the highest mountainous areas, where, above 2000 m, it persists on the ground for 2 to 3 months in the Rif, 3 to 4 months in the Middle and even more so in the High Atlas.

Climate and Weather of Taghazout, Morocco

The climate of Taghazout According to shopareview, Taghazout is one of the nicest places on the Moroccan coast. This fishing village has become a surfing hotspot and a favorite place for influencers to post social media photos. Taghazout is a colorful, hip place that is very photogenic. Especially the combination of sun, sea, beach, fishing… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Ouarzazate, Morocco

The climate of Ouarzazate According to citypopulationreview, Ouarzazate is perhaps one of the most special places in Morocco due to its location in the Atlas Mountains. Ouarzazate is located at 1160 meters altitude, at the intersection of the Draa and Dades valleys, at the foot of the Sahara. The mercury can sometimes rise to well… Read More »

Morocco Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public holidays Introduction The culture of business dealings in Morocco has its own specifics. Here we find elements of Arab culture together with the European way of communication. It is always good to know which topics to avoid and which elements of behavior are not fully desirable in… Read More »

Morocco Basic Information

Basic information about the territory Subchapters: System of governance and political tendencies in the country Foreign policy of the country Population The system of governance and political tendencies in the country The Kingdom of Morocco is one of the three kingdoms on the African continent. In 2011, when the so-called Arab Spring was taking place… Read More »

Morocco Travel Facts

Morocco is located in northern Africa and borders Algeria. The border with the territory of the Western Sahara is disputed. The area has been claimed by Morocco since its release from Spanish colonial rule. In the north, only the Strait of Gibraltar separates the country from the European continent and thus Spain. Morocco is a… Read More »

History of Morocco

According to historyaah, the territory of modern Morocco has been inhabited since ancient times. The primitive inhabitants of the country are the tribes of the Libyans, the ancient Berbers. In the 12th century BC. the Phoenicians tried to conquer the country, later – the Carthaginians, from the 2nd century. BC. Romans, 5th c. AD –… Read More »

Morocco Topography

Morocco sees itself as a bridge between Europe and Africa. Due to its geostrategic location and its reform policy, Morocco is an important partner country of the EU and Germany. Important fields of action of German-Moroccan cooperation are renewable energies, water, sustainable economic development, environment and governance, as well as migration policy. Society Morocco is… Read More »

Morocco Everyday Life

Currency: Moroccan dirham Exchange rate: MAD 10.73 per euro (December 2020) Time zone: UTC (current time in winter GMT + 1) Country code (Tel.): +212 Climate (Rabat): Damp and hot in summer, damp and cool in winter Holidays and celebrations According to physicscat, weekends in Morocco are Saturday and Sunday. Many modern shops are closed… Read More »

Morocco Health and Security

If you live in Rabat, you can use the Rabataccueil portal to find out more before you leave the country. The portal is in French, but appeals to an international, diverse user audience. The supply of food and all everyday necessities is very good in Morocco. Most locals buy groceries, small household items, textiles, shoes… Read More »

Living in Morocco

Where to live In Rabat, foreigners like to move to the following areas: Hassan, Les Orangers, Agdal, Souissi, Hay Riad. In Casablanca, Maarif, CIL, Oasis, Beausejour, Ain Diab and Anfa are preferred residential areas. The choice of where you live depends on many factors, including the time required. Due to the increasing amount of car… Read More »

Travel to Morocco

Entry and residence COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Foreign nationals can currently only enter Morocco in exceptional cases. The Federal Foreign Office provides up-to- date information. Visa requirements German citizens need a passport for entry, which must be valid for at least six months. The identity card is not enough. The visa does not have to be… Read More »

Morocco Migration

Migration and flight Morocco, from emigration to transit and immigration country Morocco is a country of emigration, transit and immigration at the same time. Since independence in 1956, the state has focused politically primarily on the issue of emigration. Hundreds of thousands of Moroccans have gone to Europe to work since the 1960’s. Some of… Read More »

Morocco Culture and Arts

Diverse cultural heritage, dynamic young scene Thanks to European, Berber, African and Arab influences, Morocco’s culture is very diverse. Moroccan artists from the fields of music, theater, literature, poetry, painting and film are sometimes very successful internationally. King Mohammed VI is an important sponsor, especially of the fine arts. The royal family also supports various… Read More »

Morocco Population

Alphabetized adults: Over 18 years: Approx. 70% (with 80% / 60%, UNESCO) Major religions: Islam (99%) Christianity (<0.1) Judaism Urban population: Approx. 65% Life expectancy (female / male): 77.2 / 74.6 years Gender Inequality Index (UNDP): Rank 118 of 162 (2018) Number of births: 2.5 / woman Child mortality (under five years old): 21.3 /… Read More »

Morocco Education System

The Moroccan school system The Ministry of Education, Training, Research and Universities (ENSSUP) is politically responsible for schools and universities. The Moroccan government formulated the educational policy goals in the strategic plan 2015-2030. The key points of the plan are early childhood education, basic education, a quality offensive at all levels and close cooperation between… Read More »

Morocco Women and Family

Women’s Rights and Civil Society Since the mid-1980’s, more and more non-governmental organizations have emerged in Morocco that work for democracy and for equality between women and men. The best known of these NGOs emerged from the women’s groups of left parties. Over the decades, these former party groups have consistently gained their own feminist… Read More »

Morocco Gender Relations

In terms of equality between girls and women, Morocco has some catching up to do in a global comparison. In the gender ranking of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Morocco regularly brings up the rear (currently 143rd out of 149). The legal discrimination against Moroccan girls and women as well as the low level… Read More »

Morocco Religions

Religious affiliation Almost the entire resident population is attributed to Islam. About 0.01 percent are Jewish (approx. 3000 people, estimate based on report by Della Pergola). Around 0.1 percent belong to Christian denominations. Most people describe themselves as practicing Muslims and as believers, although the way they practice varies widely. A small minority openly describe… Read More »

Morocco Languages

The challenge of multilingualism The languages of Morocco deserve a chapter of their own. Average Moroccan children today grow up speaking at least three languages: Arabic, French, Darija. An estimated 40% of Moroccans also grow up with one of the Berber languages as their mother tongue. In addition, there is Spanish in some regions. Morocco’s… Read More »

Morocco Development Policy

Domestic development efforts In his solemn royal speech on the 20th anniversary of the enthronement, King Mohammed VI. drew a critical balance sheet on July 29, 2019. Despite many achievements, for example in the areas of infrastructure, renewable energies, urban development and the fight against poverty, there are still people who have no access to… Read More »

Morocco Economic Policy and Foreign Trade

Economic policy and development potential Morocco is on the way from an agricultural country to a service and industrial society, with industrialization encountering many obstacles. The palace and the financial and economic elites pursue a pragmatic line characterized by so-called neoliberalism, with a mix of free market economy, moderate regulation, strengthening of the domestic economy… Read More »

Morocco Economy Overview

Agriculture, mining (phosphate ore), industry and tourism are the pillars of the Moroccan economy. The food and chemical industries are also important. The clothing industry is struggling with cheap competition from Asia. Unequal distribution of wealth, deficiencies in the education system and unemployment hamper development. Estimated GDP: US $ 118 billion (2020 estimate – GTAI)… Read More »

Morocco and Western Sahara

The Western Sahara Conflict Spain had been a colonial power in Western Sahara since the end of the 19th century. Morocco and the Sahrawis themselves opposed this, with different political goals. Since 1965, the UN has officially requested the decolonization of Western Sahara. In 1967 Spain announced a referendum on future sovereignty, but this was… Read More »

Morocco Foreign Policy Issues

Think tanks The Moroccan government is advised on foreign policy by the Institut Marocain des Relations Internationales (IMRI) and the Institut Royal des Etudes Stratégiques (IRES). The IMRI holds an annual conference on geopolitical issues. International military cooperation Rabat has been a “Major Non-NATO Ally” since 2004. The country is an important partner of NATO… Read More »

Morocco Domestic Issues

Protests Social protests against exploitation, injustice and political arbitrariness have occurred again and again in Morocco since independence. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, student protests were stifled with massive violence, thousands of mostly young people were arrested and tortured. In the 1980’s the so-called “bread revolts” broke out. In 1991 the population protested on a… Read More »

Morocco February 20th Movement

2011 – The “February 20th” Movement At the beginning of 2011, under the influence of the so-called “Arab Spring” as well as the mass protests and upheavals in Tunisia and Egypt, the protest movement ” Mouvement 20 Février ” (movement February 20) formed. At the beginning of the movement there was an alliance of different… Read More »

Morocco Human Rights and Corruption

Human rights Responsibilities and current trends On the state side, the CNDH (Conseil National des Droits de l’Homme) has been responsible for human rights issues since 2011. The human rights situation in Morocco had changed since King Mohammed VI came to power. first improved in 1999. Arbitrariness and torture have been pushed back; the cultural… Read More »

Morocco Local Authorities and Administration

State and territorial order Political and legal basis of the current territorial and administrative order of Morocco the 2011 Constitution the 2015 Law on Local Authorities (collectivités territoriales, CT) and related organic laws the older Charte Communale (Al mithaq al-dschamaa’i) the 2018 national charter on devolution various laws on the financing of local authorities The… Read More »

Morocco Political System

Form of government According to the constitution of July 1, 2011, Morocco is a constitutional, democratic and social hereditary monarchy, with direct male succession and Islam as the state religion. Contrary to the basic democratic principle of the separation of powers, the king ultimately controls the executive, the judiciary and, in some cases, the legislative… Read More »

Morocco under Mohammed VI.

Challenges After taking power in 1999, Mohammed VI stood. very soon facing great challenges. On May 16, 2003, suicide bombers killed a total of 45 people in attacks on five Jewish, Spanish and Moroccan facilities in Casablanca. The assassins came from slums around the economic metropolis. Less than ten months later, on March 11, 2004,… Read More »