Political Map of Morocco shows the international boundaries, provincial boundaries, national capital along with the provincial capitals and major cities.
Geography of Morocco
Morocco is a mountainous nation in the western part of North Africa, lying straight across the Straits of Gibraltar from the country Spain. Morocco is bordered by the west Mediterranean Sea towards the north and the North Atlantic Ocean towards the west. Morocco’s terrain is hugely mountainous. The Atlas Mountains in Morocco extend to the southwest from the central north. It stretches to around 1,350Km and is the backbone of the nation. The country is situated at the north-western angle of Africa that shores on the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
Demography of Morocco
The total population of Morocco, as per the UN data is approx. 37,006,444 as of Sept 2020, which is equal to 0.47% of the overall population of the world. Morocco’s population density is 83/SqKm on the total landmass of 446,300SqKm and around 63.8% of the total population is urban. Life expectancy at birth is 77.43 years for both males and females. The infant mortality rate is 16.1 deaths/1000 births and the death rate under age 5 is 19.1 deaths/1000 births.
Culture of Morocco
Though Morocco is swiftly advancing and enjoying an increase in the living standard, the country preserves the majority of its old age architecture and traditional customs. The culture of Morocco is highly influenced by the Arab, Berber, and European culture; this is mainly because of the nation’s geographical position within North Africa that has adapted various cultures, communities, and customs to intermingle and interact for ages. The country’s uniqueness is quite obvious in its music, theatre, arts, and crafts. Morocco’s ethnic diversity has even led to increasing tensions and complications between its liberal and conservative people and among religious and ethnic minorities. Amazigh and Arabic are the 2 official languages of Morocco spoken across the country. While a majority of the Moroccans practice Islam and a huge number of people are Sunni Muslims; other religions followed in the minority include Judaism, Christianity, and Bahaism.
Best places to visit in Morocco
Though Meknes has ancient architecture, the place is highly popular among the tourists because of its historical importance. Situated in the northern part of Morocco, Meknes is a medina belonging to the 9th century. Meknes was also one of the previous capital cities of Morocco that increases its historical significance. The royal fortress and other chief historical spots of Meknes are the most ideal places to know Morocco’s culture.
Located on the North Atlantic coastline of Morocco, coastal Asilah is highly famous amongst the citizens and tourists as a hot summer sight. While the sandy beaches are the major spots of attraction among the tourists; the walls of the city immersed in colorful and ethnic paintings also make the place one of the most exciting places to visit in Morocco. This is one of the reasons why many honeymoon couples prefer coming to the place. If you happen to be present in the city during August month, you must certainly participate in the vivacious annual Arts Festival of the town enjoyed by a majority of young tourists worldwide.
High Atlas is the higher most mountain range of North Africa and is popularly called the mountain of the mountains. High Atlas is considered the heaven for trekkers, specifically during autumn and spring. The mountain runs transversely across Morocco for about 1000 km, and its edged Jurassic peaks can comfortably be called the weather barrier.
The best time to visit Morocco
The best time to visit Morocco is between March through May as the weather is quite soothing then and you may get the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the country.