Exploring Morocco!

By Rael Thomas

Physical Geography

There are three major land regions

  • Costal lowlands
  • Atlas Mountains Chain
  • The Sahara

Farming is the chief occupation

Rabat is the capital of Morocco

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Ethnicity and Culture

  • Mixed with Arab and Berber decent
  • Currently most Moroccans are Muslim
  • Islam is the official religion of Morocco
  • Arab is the official language( although many people speak french or spanish)

Current Events!

Recently Moroccan government came to an agreement about teacher trainees. Little disputes about the law in morocco have popped up all around the country. Also for the past 4 years Morocco has been dealing with many problems that always have a way to end up questioning their government. Morocco is a Constitutional monarchy. The king is Mohammd VI.
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During this time, an economic reform was set to succeed the goal of expansion.

1860: Spain occupies northern Morocco

1904: Spain and France carve out zones of influence

1912: under treaty of Fez France becomes a protector Morocco

1942: Jews began migrating to Morocco from Spain

1956: Morocco gains independence

Changes; expansion and compete control over Port City

Gained control over the trading center

Post Imperialism- 20% of Morocco were in poverty

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5 Fun Facts about Morocco

  • Morocco is the only country not a member of the Africa Union
  • Koura, or soccer, is Morocco’s most popular sport. The national team is called the Lions of Atlas. In 2011, the 45,000-seat Stade de Marrakech was completed, allowing Morocco to host World Cup-type football events
  • One of the words for "money" in morocco wusakh d-dunya, or " Dirt of the world".
  • Often Morocco is called the “Red City,” Marrakech, Morocco, requires sun protection and headgear of some kind all year even during winter. Usually during the summer Morocco temperature exceeds 95 degrees.
  • Morrocan's often switch languages mid- sentence. The languages vary between Berber, Arab, French and Spanish.


Moroccans have long been known for their fine leather goods, rugs, pottery, and metalware. Many Moroccan get the art from Spanish and French influences as well as Arabic and Berber traditions. Traditional Moroccan folk music and dances are usually mixed with the styles of the Andalusian region of southern Spain. French influences can be seen in painting, sculpture, and drama. Modern Moroccan authors, writing in Arabic or French, have often dealt with problems of cultural identity and have protested continuing French influences in Morocco. The designs usually consist of multiple patterns and colors.
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Future goals for Morocco

Mostly the goal for the people in morocco is to increase the amount of jobs for the economy. Until farm families are able to increase productivity to make more of a profit educating students is becoming a luxury. This is affecting students trying to get a job before college. The main goal for Morocco now is to increase the agriculture.