Morocco is in North Africa. A large part of Morocco is covered by desert but there are also steep mountains called the Atlas Mountains in the centre of the country. The seas to the north and west of the country are the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Morocco has a border with Algeria and Mauritania. Across the narrow mouth of the Mediterranean is Spain just 13 km away.
The population of Morocco is about 33 million. The population is a mixture of Berber (Amazigh), Arab, Sub-Saharan African and European. Morocco is a constitutional monarchy which means it has a king and a parliament which is elected by th)e people.
The official languages in Morocco are Berber (Tachlhit, Tamazight and Tarifit) and Arabic (Darija). The Arabic name for Morocco is al-Maghreb al-Aqsa which means "the extreme west".
Learn some Darija
Inside an Moroccan home
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Many men and women in Morocco wear traditional clothes. Click on the photograph to learn about traditional Moroccan clothes.
There are lots of interesting things to see in Morocco: beaches, mountains, dunes and desert. Click on the photograph to learn about them.
There is a lot of delicious food in Morocco. If you would like to learn about it click on the picture.
Religion in Morocco
Animals in Morocco
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Interesting facts about Morocco
- The official languages in Morocco are Berber (Tachlhit, Tamazight and Tarifit) and Arabic (Darija) but a lot of people also speak French and English.
- It is so cold in the mountains that during winter you can ski.
- People use herbs and plants to heal ailments.
- People recycle materials such as old tyres. They are used to put soles on shoes.
- Women kiss other women on the cheek to greet them.
- Men put their hand on their heart as a greeting to other men.
- The currency used in Morocco is the dirham.