• THE 15 FACTS •
1. Location: North Africa 2. Population: around 35,000,000 3. Capital: Rabat 4. Geography: Sahara, Atlas & Rif mountains 5. Government: Unitary constitutional monarchy 6. Currency: Moroccan Dirham 7. Economy: Tourism, agriculture, phosphate minerals 8. Religion: Islam 9. Language: Official: Arabic, Berber / Other: French, Spanish 10. Military: Mandatory 11. Education: Free and compulsory through primary school 12. Products: Leather, argan oil, rugs/carpets, lanterns, pottery, djellabas (clothes), teacups, babouche (slippers), bread baskets, market bags, clementines/oranges, fish/seafood, pastries 13. Cuisine: Spices, saffron, mint, olives, oranges, lemons, chicken (most common), beef, lamb, couscous, pastilla, Tajine, Tanjia, Harira, seafood, dried salted meats, salted preserved meats, fresh bread, flatbread, unleavened pan-fried bread, green tea 14. Sports: Soccer, tennis, golf, rugby, kickboxing 15. Human Rights: Restricted freedom of expression, homosexuality is illegal, proselytism is illegal (allowed only for Islam).
Ait Ben Haddou, Bab al-Mansour, Chefchaouen, Dades Valley, Draa Valley, Erg Chebbi, Essaouira, Fes el Bali, Hassan II Mosque, Jebel Toubkal, Marrakech Medina, Oudaias Kasbah, Rif Mountains, Sahara, Tangier, The Majorelle botanical garden, Volubilis.