Interesting facts about Morocco


Interesting facts about Morocco

Nationality: Moroccan
Languages: Arabic
Religions: Muslims
Population: 33,322,699
Median Age: 28.5 years
Population Growth rate: 1%
Birth Rate:  1.82 %
Death Rate: 0.48%
Capital: Rabat
Electricity Production: 23.65 billion kWh
Electricity exports: 818 million kWh
Electricity Import: 5.56 billion kWh
Telephone Landlines: 2.49 million
Telephone- Mobile Cellular: 44 million
Airports: 55
Airports with Paved Runways: 31
Heliports: 1
Railways: 2067 km
Road Ways: 58,395 km
Water Ways: ---
Passport Validity:  Must be valid at the time of entry

In 788 about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, a series of Moroccan Muslim dynasties began to rule Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sadist monarchy particularly under Ahmed al-Mansur ( 1578-1603 ) repelled foreign invaders and inaugurated a golden age


Morroc has capitalized on its proximity to Europe and relatively low labor costs to build a diverse open market-oriented economy
Morroco also seeks to expand its renewable energy capacity with a goal of making renewable more than 40% of electricity output by 2020
Interesting facts about Morocco

Facts about Morocco

  1. Critically endangered Northern Bald Ibis is found in "Morocco" 
  2. The Morocco national football team was the first African team to win a group at the World Cup.
  3. Moroccan cuisine is a mixture of European and African cuisine, due to its location between Europe and Africa
  4. The traditional dress for men and women is called djellaba; a long, loose, hooded garment with full sleeves 
  5. Morocco's war exercise known as Fantasias is very popular where armed men on horseback perform acrobatic tricks and stunts 
  6. The list of reptiles of Morocco is an incomplete list of reptiles found in Morocco. This list includes both endemic and introduced species 
  7. Studies recently conducted reveal a direct maternal link between European Hunter-Gatherer populations and the Berbers of Morocco.
  8. The tallest minaret in the world in Hassan II mosque is located in Casablanca Morocco
  9.  Morocco is among the world's top wheat importers 
  10. Fez is one of the best-preserved ancient walled city medieval cities in the Arab world 
  11. Argan trees, a source of argan oil used in cosmetics for consumption only grow in the Essaouira region of Morocco
  12. Ifrane, a town in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, had the coldest temperature ever recorded in Africa ( -11 F ) in 1935 
  13. Morocco is the largest importer of green tea in the world 
  14. The largest concentration of Moroccan people outside Morocco is in France
  15. Morocco has a number of a stone circle which prove contact with the megalithic cultures of Atlantic Europe 
  16. The most popular drink in Morocco is Moroccan green tea with mint
  17. Morocco's port of Casablanca is the largest port of North Africa and one of the largest artificial ports in the world 
  18. The King of Morocco holds vast executive powers. The King can issue decrees called chairs which have the force of law

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