Morocco Regan Smith

This project I'm working on is about Morocco. Five themes of geography is to talk to you all about my country I chose. The five themes are location, place, region, human-environment interactions, and movement. Another way is to know PRILM. Just a little short cut for you.


Definition of the geographic theme of location is a position on the earths surface (absolute/relative.)

Moroccos relative location is in Northern Africa, is in both the Northern and Western Hemisphere.

Moroccos capital is Rabat. Rabats exact location is 33.9716 degrees N, 6.8498 degrees W.

Map of Rabat.
Museum of Oudayas, Rabat.
Hassan Tower in Rabat.

Morocco is on the continent of Africa.

Continent of Africa.

Some interesting landform about Morocco is the Atlas Mountains which dominates the central part of the country. The Rif Mountains make up the Northern edge. The highest point on Morocco is the Jebel Toubkal which is the background. The highest peak is the Atlas Mountains.

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.

Moroccos climate.
Sahara Desert.
Average temperatures.

The two countries that border Morocco is Angeria and Western Sahara.

The bodies of water that is found in or around Morocco is the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, and Strait of Gibraltar.


The geographic theme of place is the physical and human characteristics.

The most important natural resources in Morocco is fish. Other natural resources is oranges, olives, phosphate, iron ore, manganese, lead, zinc, and salt.

Iron ore.
Lead ore.
She is gathering all the salt.
Olive market in Morocco.

Moroccan culture is Arab, Berber, Roman, French, Spanish and Jews.

Berber with there cattle.
Arab spring: Morocco.
Jewish Morocco.

Three holidays Morocco has is Wednesday January 11 Proclamation of independence, August 21 Youth Day, And November 6 Green March Day.

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.

Human-Environmental Interactions.

The geographic theme of human environmental interaction is shaping the landscape.

Types of crops grown in Morocco are cereals; durum wheat, wheat, barley. Grain legumes; faba bean, peas, chickpeas, letils, common beans. Forages; bersims, alfalfa, mixture, medicago, mais.Vegetables; potatos, tomatoes, onions. Fruit trees; olives, almonds, figs.

Figs, which is grown on trees.
Barley, they eat as cereal.
Faba beans.

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.

Mining field in Morocco and Czech.
Belmekki Group in Meknes, Morocco.
Hill International to spearhead major construction project in Morocco.

Endangered species are Cuvier's gazelle, dama gazelle, north right whale. Currently endangered are Addax, hoogstaal's gerbil, Mediterranean monk seal, occidental gerbil. One plant I found that was endangered is the Saharan Cypress, which is the background of this slide.

Cuvier Gazelle.
Dama Gazelle.
Mediterranean Monk Seal.


The geological theme of region is how they form and change.

They have 5 education systems which are primary education, middle education, secondary education, vocational education, and tertiary education.

Primary education.
Middle education.
Vocational education.

The total population is 35,101,351. Population density is 56.63 per sq. km.

The area of Morocco is 172,414 mi sq.

The per capica GDP is 7364.77 USD (2015).

Life expectancy for males is 73.3 and for a female is 75.4. There total is 74.3 and there world rank is 80.

The literacy rate is estimated at 32% of the population.


Definition of the geographic theme of movement is humans interacting on the earth.

Morocco imports:

  • Crude petroleum
  • Textiles fabric
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Wheat
  • 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.

Moroccos exports.

  • Clothing and textiles.
  • Transition and electric components.
  • Crude minerals and inorganic chemicals
  • Petroleum products and fertilizers ( including phosphates.).
  • Citrus fruits, vegetables, fish.
Morocco clothing.
Morocco fertilizer.
Moroccan citrus fruits.

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.

Morocco flag.

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.

Morocco officially gained independence on March 2nd, 1956 after the signing of a joint declaration in Paris to replace the Treaty of Fez that had established the protectorate in 1912. Tunisia's turn would come just a few weeks later.


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.

Spanish police around Moroccans.
Immigrants around Spanish Police.
Moroccans trying to pass.


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.

Interior of the Hassan ll Mosque in Casablanca.

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.

Moroccan tea mint and pastries.

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.

Moroccan Soulvenirs.

Day in life of a high school resident.

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.

Pre-school in Morocco.

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.

Cinema Theatre Rialto.

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.

Berber musicians.

A video on their bridal clothes.


Created with images by jafsegal - "Marrakech, Morocco" • michaeljohnbutton - "Marrakech March 2014"

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