Morocco

Nicholas Christian

Geography

Morocco is a country located in northern African bordering Algeria, West Sahara, and the Atlantic Ocean. Over 70% of the country is desert or dry land. Within Morocco there are the Atlas mountain, which contains Jebel Toybkal, the tallest point in Morocco. In Morocco Summers are very warm, yet dry, but they also have mild Winters. The climate becomes more extreme the closer you get to the Sahara Desert.

Imperialism

In 1944 a group a nationalist formed an independent party called the Istiqlals. The French were unhappy with this party and arrested the leaders and accused them of working with Germans. In December, 1952, there were riots in Casablanca. About a year later, the French sent Sultan Mohammed to exile to Madagascar. This angered Moroccan citizens, which led to terrorist attacks and armed movements against the French. Soon later the French government collapsed in Morocco. In 1956 the French left Morocco and then Morocco became independent.

Ethnicity and Cultural Geography

The majority of the Moroccan population are Muslims. Berbers contribute to about 33%, while Arabs consume the majority of the population with 66%

Goal For Morocco

The total area of Morocco is 710,850 sq.km, only 19% of that land is farm-able. Since Morocco is a Third World country, it is not as developed, but is developing very quickly, which means it will have opportunities for better items. These items being things such as farming equipment so there harvest is more successful. With only a little of their land being arable, they need to be better and more efficient when farming.

Trekking

Trekking is a long journey taken by someone, typically on foot. Why is trekking significant to Morocco? Well, trekking is very popular due to the Atlas Mountain ranges and the views from Mountains are breath taking. Another reason why trekking is so popular is becuase so many people are capable to doing it.