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The symbolism of the flag:

  magic sahara tours The flag of Morocco was adopted on November 17, 1915. When the French and Spanish ruled Morocco the flag was not allowed to be used in some parts of the country. When Morocco gained independence in 1956 they resumed the use of this flag. Moroccan blog

Introduction:

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      Morocco is located in the extreme northwest part of Africa. It covers an area of 458,730 square km. In terms of size, the country of Morocco stands 57th in the world.  Morocco has a coast by the North Atlantic Ocean. The coastline stretches up to the Mediterranean sea. Morocco maintains an international border with Algeria to the east. The international border to the south of Morocco is Mauritania. The border of Morocco to the north is Spain. The borders of Morocco with Spain include a water border through the Strait and land borders with two small Spanish autonomous cities, Ceuta and Melilla. The Atlas Mountains stretch the kingdom of Morocco. To the south of Morocco, lies the vast stretch of desert.

King of Moroccan kingdom: 

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Mohammed (VI): Reign: 23 July 1999—present

Capital city: RABAT:

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Currency :

   The currency of Morocco is the dirham, which is broken down into 100 santimat. One US dollar iscurrentlyworth8.8416 dirhams. The dirham is a closed currency, which means it can only be bought once you arrive in Morocco.

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Languages:

   Standard Arabic, Moroccan Arabic, and Berber are the national languages. There are around 80%ofBerber speakers in Morocco. French retains a major place in Morocco, as it is taught universally and serves as Morocco’sprimary language of commerce and economics, culture, sciences, and medicine; it is also widely used in education and government. Morocco is a member of the francophone. Spanish is spoken by many Moroccans, particularly in the northern regions around Tetouan and Tangier, as well as in parts of the south, due to historic ties and business interactions with Spain. The English language also takes part in spoken language in the country.

Main Religions:

   Islam is the official religion in the state. With 93% of its population being considered religious, Islam is the majority and constitutionally established state religion in Morocco. According to Pew, 67% of Muslims in Morocco are Sunni, whilst 30% are non-denominationalMuslimaccording to the survey they conducted.

Higher Education:

   Higher Education is considered to be one of the key strategicsectorsMoroccoisrelyingupon to achieve its political stability, economic prosperity, and cultural renaissance. Higher Education in Moroccoincludesprivate institutions, privately-run institutions, and public institutions.  Public Higher education institutions can be broken down into two types: Open-access and limited-access.

Top universities:

  • ALQuaraouiyineUniversity
  • Mohammed VUniversity
  • Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University     
  • Cadi AyyadUniversity

 

Al AkhawaynUniversity AUI

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