Morocco

Known as the "Red City" because of it's year round sunshine.

Location

Morocco is located in Northwestern Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the West side, and the Mediterranean Sea on the North side. On the East/ Southeast side, it is bordered by Algeria. It's absolute location is 32.7502 degrees North and 6.1916 degrees West.

Weather and Climate

In Morocco, you can have different types of weather dependent on where you are. The most common is hot and dry. The temperature all around is usually between 41 degrees Fahrenheit to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. On the coast, it is more warm and they have a hotter, drier continental climate. November-March is when the coast experiences the most rainfall. Going to the southern part of Morocco, it will be hot and dry also but some nights, the temperature will drop dramatically. The climate type in Morocco is tropical and subtropical.
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2 Physical Characteristics

Morocco has two unique physical characteristics. One is that they have Atlas Mountain, which has an elevation of 13,671 feet. The second characteristic is that part of the Sahara Desert is in Morocco. The Sahara is the world's hottest desert
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Travel Tips for fitting in:

Languages:
  • Arabic- most common and spoken 99% of the time
  • Berber and French- spoken the other 1% of the time

Folkways/Norms:

  • Cover knees and shoulders in public areas with clothing
  • Do not drink alcohol- especially around Mosques(It's very inconsiderate)
  • Woman wear djellabas and headscarves
  • Greet people of the same sex with a soft handshake
Taboos:
  • Public display of affection between opposite sexes
  • No eating during Ramadan
  • Don't wear revealing clothing
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Countercultures:

The Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group.
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Culture

Subcultures:
  • Muslims
  • Christians
Culture Landscape:
  • Jabal Lalâma - A sacred mountain in North Morocco. This site is famous for ancient cults of nature.

Cultural Diffusion:

  • McDonalds
  • Pizza Hut
Cultural Change:
  • The states Flag (Examples of Change below)

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Citations:

"Where Is Morocco." Where Is Morocco. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2015.

"Encyclopedia of the Nations." Morocco. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2015.

"Countries and Their Cultures." Culture of The United Kingdom of Morocco. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2015.

Central Intelligence Agency. Central Intelligence Agency, n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2015.

"THE DELOS INITIATIVE." THE DELOS INITIATIVE. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2015.

"Flag of Morocco." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2015