Morocco is a North African country that has coastline on both the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.It is bordered by Spanish to the North (water border), Algeria to the East, and Mauritania to the South.
Ethnically speaking, Morocco is composed mainly of Arabs and Amazigh (Berbers).France colonized Morocco from 1912 to 1956 after long time of resistance against the French in the central Morocco, and the Spanish in both Northernmost and Southernmost parts of the kingdom. Since then, Morocco is a sovereign country ruled by the Alaouite Dynasty. It is now under the control of King Mohamed VI since 1999.The official languages in Morocco are Tamazight (Berber) and Arabic, the Moroccan dialect is referred to as Darija,and Frenchare widely spoken. Recently English is becoming more spokenamong the young generations.The averagepopulation of Morocco is approximately 40.000.000 according to the latest statistics in 2015. The local currency is Moroccan Dirham (MAD), 1$ = about 10 MAD
Tourism is one of the most important sectors in Moroccan economy. It is well developed with a strong tourist industry focused on the country’s culture and history. Morocco attracted more than 10 million tourists in 2013. It is one of the most beautiful countries, and very well known for its attractive cities, fabulous historical monuments, and charming beaches. Many people around the world visit Morocco every year to enjoy the hot weather during summer and the wonderful destinations. The most visited destinations in Morocco are the Imperial cities including Fes, Essaouira, Marrakesh and Meknes due to the beauty it offers to its visitors. For instance, the spectacular views of the old Medinas and the historical monuments such as Volubilis (Roman ruins).While Marrakesh “the Red city” is another amazing place that you MUST NOT miss while in Morocco, because there is much to see in that city, such as Jamaa El Fna Square where you can find different activities including storytellers, snakes, monkeys and traditional crafts along the streets. Whereas, there are some people who visit Morocco to get the advantage of its pleasantly warm weather in Sahara desert where you can have a lifetime experience when having a camel trekking through the impressive sand dunes of the desert. One more important thing about Morocco that makes it unique and special is the hospitality and kindness of people towardsvisitors. Moroccan People act in friendly way to satisfy the guests and make them feel comfortable as at home. Try it and you will see by yourself!