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Getting to Know Morocco

Morocco is located in Northern Africa, boardering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Medditeranian Sea, between Algeria and Western Sahara. Its natural resources are phosphate and iron ore. Morocco's exports are foods and its import is manufactured goods. Morocco was discovered in 1956. Its climate is Medditeranian, becoming more extreme in the interior. Terrain in Morocco is Mountainous on the northern coast and interior bordered by large plateaus with inter montane valley, and fertile coastal plains.

Fast Facts

Aquifers

Morocco uses aquifers, an underground rock layer that water flows through. For the past twenty years Moroccans have been using groundwater for crops. Because of this, Moroccans have been overusing their aquifers.

Ergs

Morocco has two ergs. Ergs are huge areas of shifting sand dunes in the Sahara Desert. The two ergs are named Erg Chebbi and Erg Chigaga. Erg Chigaga is located near M'hamid.
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Sahara Desert Facts

The Sahara Desert is the largest desert in the world. It is about the size of the United States of America. The Sahara stretches from Egypt westward across North Africa to the Atlantic Ocean.
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Who Were The Berbers?

Berbers were the first people to live in North Africa. In Morocco, thirteen million to twenty million Berbers live. Most Berbers live in Algeria and Morocco. But some live in Niger, Mali, Libya, Mauritinia, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, and Egypt.
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What Are Positives and Problems with the Aswan Dam?

The Aswan Dam can store water behind it for months. Farmers can harvest crops two or three times a year. Dams block the flow of silt, so farmers have to rely more heavily on chemical fertilizers to grow crops.
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