Facts About Morocco
- Although known simply as Morocco, the official name of this country is the 'Kingdom of Morocco' or Al-Mamlaka al-Maghribia' in Arabic.
- Morocco is located in the Northern part of Africa. It borders the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The country is located in between Algeria and Western Sahara.
- As this country is located in between the continents of Africa and Europe, a lot of European influence is found in it. The different languages spoken here are the proof of it.
- Morocco was a French colony till 1956. In this year, the struggle for freedom ended and the country gained independence.
- Another interesting historical facts is that Pope Sylvester II learned mathematics at the University of Fes (or Fez), which is believed to be the oldest Universities in the world.
- One of the best Morocco facts for kids is that, according to the history of this country, in olden times, selling a date tree was illegal as dates were the prime source of food and livelihood for people.
- The legendary stone circles are also found in some places in Morocco. These circles prove a link to the megalithic cultures found in Atlantic Europe.
- Casablanca is also one of the major cities in Morocco. The tallest minaret in the world, in Hassan II mosque, is located here.
- The shrine of Sidi Yahya, which is situated in Oujda city of Morocco, is believed to be the tomb of 'John the Baptist'.
- Abd al-Karim, Nawal El-Moutawakil, Aziz Bekkaoui, Mohammed Berrada, etc. are some of the world-famous Moroccans.
Morocco Stats and Facts
- Incumbent Monarch ~ Muhammad VI
- Population ~ 35.7 million
In case you are wondering what is the best time to visit Morocco, then note that you need to avoid the deserts from February to April. From April to October, and again the month of February, are the best times to visit the beaches and the mountains.