Morocco

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Morocco on World Map

Continent – Africa

Region – Northern Africa

Size – 446,550 km²

Geography – mountains and plateau, coastal plain

Language – Arabic, French, Berber

Religion – Muslim 99%, 1% other

Monetary Unit – Moroccan dirham

Natural Resources – phosphates, iron ore, manganese, lead, zinc, fish, salt

Agriculture – barley, wheat, citrus fruits, grapes, vegetables, olives; livestock; wine

Industry – automotive parts, phosphate mining and processing, aerospace, food processing, leather goods, textiles, construction, energy, tourism

Map of Morocco

Neighbouring Countries – Algeria, Western Sahara

Population – 32,987,206 (2014)

Population Growth Rate – 1.02%

Average Life Expectancy – 76.51

Capital City – Rabat (population 1,932,000)

Largest City – Casablanca (population 3,491,000)

Highest Mountain – Jebel Toubkal (4,165 m)

Longest River – Draa (1,100 km)

Climate – Coastal – Mediterranean – mild winters  6°C to 18°C and  hot, dry summers 18°C to 36°C – Inland – hot summers 22° C to 50°C, mild winters 8°C to 22°C

Yearly Rainfall – Coastal region 20 cm approx, inland minimal

 

Plant Life – cork, cedar, juniper, pines, walnut, poplar, almond, palms, scrubland

Animal Life – foxes, jackals, genets, hyenas, panthers, gazelles, Barbary ape, horses, camels, sheep, goats

Bird Life – ostrich, swans, geese, ducks, pheasant, partridge, grebes, albatross, petrels, gannets, boobies, cormorants, pelicans, herons, bitterns, darters, stork, ibis, flamingo, kites, hawks, bustard, gulls, terns, parrot

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Morocco. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/morocco.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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