Morocco's climate is moderate and subtropical, cooled by breezes off the Atlantic and Mediterranean. In the interior the temperatures are more extreme, winters can be fairly cold and the summers very hot. In fact, the further you go from the ocean the more extreme winter and summer temperatures become. Travelers wear lightweight cotton and liners during summer months. Moroccos most hottest months are July and August.
Background is King Mohammed Vl and Princess Lalla Salma.
- The Moroccan government constitutional monarchy which is a form of government in which a monarch acts as head of state within the parameters of a written, unwritten, or blended constitution.
- The monarchy is hereditary
- The king is involved in all decisions and he has moved the country closer to democracy, but it is still a long way from the democracies of Europe and North America.
Over two-fifths of Morocco’s working population remains in agriculture, while a third work in the service sectors. The remainder are mostly employed in the mining, manufacturing and construction industries. As the economy continues to modernise, the government expects more workers to be absorbed into the tourism, telecommunications and service industries.
- Crude petroleum
- Textiles fabric
- Telecommunications equipment
- Gas and electricity
- Transistor and plastics
Morocco’s import partners are; France (16.1%), Spain (13.5%), Italy (6.5%), China (6%), Germany (5.6%), Saudi Arabia (5.4%) and Moldova (5%).
Morocco’s primary trade partner continues to be France. France is also the primary creditor and foreign investor for Morocco.
- Clothing and textiles.
- Transition and electric components.
- Crude minerals and inorganic chemicals
- Petroleum products and fertilizers ( including phosphates.).
- Citrus fruits, vegetables, fish.
Morocco’s export partners are; Spain (19.2%), France (17.6%), Brazil (7.1%), US (4.5%), Belgium (4.5%) and Italy (4.3%).
Imports to Morocco total 32.87 billions in 2010, however fell from 56.63 in billion imstead.
Moroccos meaning of their flag: Green and red are traditional colors of Islam, which is Morocco's official religion. Red is also the color of the reigning Moroccan dynasty. The Seal of Solomon represents the link between God and the nation.
The history of their flag: The Moroccan flag was adopted on November 17, 1915. Morocco gained independence from France on March 2, 1956. The 'Seal of Solomon' was added to the red flag, previously used by the reigning Moroccan dynasty since the 17th century, to differentiate Morocco's flag from similar red flags of other nations.
The others were pushed back by Moroccan security forces. The Associated Press reported that around 6 a.m., surveillance cameras near the border had captured 600 people making their way to the fence, some of them gripping tools and clubs to breach the gate in a bid to reach the Spanish territory. Determined to get to Europe, thousands of migrants, many of them living illegally in Morocco, attempt the journey to Ceuta or Melilla each year, camping outside as they plot how to scale the barricades. Five Spanish policemen and 50 members of the Moroccan forces were injured, including one guard, who lost an eye.
The Hassan ll Mosque is the landmark of Casablanca but also the most beautiful mosque in Morocco. Try to visit the mosque on Sunday morning when many people go to the prayer and the place comes alive.
Tasting mint tea and local pastries is another thing you should absolutely do while visiting Morocco. It is always a good time when you enjoy these two, especially with a good view and pleasant company. The tea is served everywhere and tastes the same but the pastries vary depending on the place.
The funny thing about Morocco that totally surprised me was the presence of the cats. There at the town squares, tourist sites, hotel lobbies, and even in the corners of the medina, calmly resting on their master’s motorbike.
You may not be a person who buys souvenirs often, but here in Morocco you may find yourself seriously challenged. In addition to the traditional pottery, rugs and lanterns, the fossils found in the Sahara desert are one of the best souvenirs that you can bring back home.
Schools in Morocco is different from the schools where we live. In order to enroll in school families must register with the Education Ministry and provide paperwork that they are Moroccan residents. Under Morocco’s Family Code children are required to attend school until age 16 (though many poor children don’t attend at all). School here begins around 8am – 12pm. The kids then go home for lunch, returning to school from 2:30-5:30. Here we received a 2 page list of everything our kids would need. Not only do they have to bring supplies all books have to be purchased as well.
What they do for fun is go outdoor shopping. They go to markets and buy things they need. Another one is the movie theater. Go to the cinema and most films are either Arabic or dubbed in French.
Andalusian music, as its name indicates, comes from Al-Andalus or Andalusia. It is a blend of Arab and Spanish music that Moroccans call El-Ala and is considered to be Morocco’s classical music which is sung in Classical Arabic. It makes use of many musical instruments such as the violin, lute and many others. In Morocco, Andalusian singers and musicians are mostly men who perform in traditional clothing. Moroccans usually listen to Andalusian music during religious ceremonies. Second type of music is Berber music. The three different Berber regions in Morocco each possesses their own language and, in turn, their own Berber rhythms. Berber music has survived thanks to a few Berber musicians and poets. Many Arab Moroccans do not listen to Berber music since most do not speak or understand Berber. The main instruments of Berber music are the round drum - or Bendir - and the banjo.
A video on their bridal clothes.