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Interesting Facts about Morocco

Morocco Interesting Facts

Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is a country in Africa. Here are some interesting facts about Morocco:

  • The highest ski resort in Africa, Oukameden is situated in Morocco, around 80 kilometers from Marrakesh. It is situated between 8,500 and 10,500 feet above sea level in the Atlas Mountains. Six ski lifts and other amenities are available at the ski resort to enable skiers enjoy their sport.
  • Morocco offers many cultural, historical, and architectural attractions because of its lengthy past. There are nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites as of right now. The medinas (ancient towns) of Marrakech, Fez, and Essaouira are a few of the attractions.
  • The Moroccan flag represents something important. The seal of Solomon and the Islamic pillars are both represented by the pentagram. The color red stands for unity and the blood of the forefathers, while the color green refers to the faith of Islam.
  • The second-largest wall in the world is located in the Western Sahara. It is composed completely of sand and is 1600 kilometers long.
  • The two official languages of Morocco are Standard Arabic and Standard Moroccan Berber. Many people believe that Moroccan Arabic is the native dialect. French and Spanish are also widely spoken due to their historical connections. Despite the fact that nearly a third of the population speaks French, they are not recognized as official languages in Morocco.
  • In Africa, Morocco is home to the second-largest active mosque. Casablanca, the biggest city in Morocco, is home to the Hassan II Mosque.
  • One of the things about Morocco that you might not be expecting has to do with the love-symbol. A healthy liver, according to Moroccan culture, promotes wellbeing and is regarded as the pinnacle of all symbols of love. When someone says to you, "you've conquered my liver," they are referring to a special admirer.
  • For football purists, or soccer fanatics, here are some fascinating facts about Morocco. The Atlas Lions are the national squad for the sport, which has a sizable fan base. They became the first Arab team to get past the first round of the 1986 FIFA World Cup. Since then, the squad has competed in the competition six times.
  • Morocco is a popular location for TV and movie productions. "The Mummy", "Game of Thrones", "John Wick 3", "Mission Impossible", "Inception, and Prince of Persia" are a few well-known projects that were filmed in the country's iconic locations, such the Atlas Mountains.
  • Incredibly beautiful architecture can be seen all around Morocco. Riads, which are traditional Moroccan residences, are more prevalent than normal houses or flats. They have interiors that are lavishly designed, are encircled by an open yard space in the middle, and typically have a garden or a fountain.
  • Morocco has some of the safest and cleanest beaches. They have obtained the Blue Flag environmental award for dozens of them. Strict environmental, educational, safety, and accessibility standards must be satisfied in order to keep this designation.
  • Friday is couscous day in Morocco. The national dish of the nation, it is often eaten on Fridays in observance of the Islamic holiday. Many eateries still provide it if you have a craving during the week.
  • Although the famed sardine run may originate in South Africa and the Philippines, Morocco is the world's largest exporter of canned sardines, producing over 600,000 tonnes annually that are marketed across the world.
  • In the Rif mountains stands the blue-painted City of Chefchaouen. There are several explanations for why the buildings are blue, one of which is because it keeps mosquitoes away (probably not very accurately). They also serve as a reminder of God and a mirror of the sky.
  • The Barbary Lion is the national animal of Morocco, yet none can be found here. Barbary lions are said to exist in captivity in a few locations throughout the world, but tragically, this lion went extinct sometime around 1922.
  • Skiers believe Oukaimeden, which is located in the Atlas Mountains 50 miles east of Marrakech and boasts a fully operational ski resort at 8,530 feet, to be a hidden treasure.
  • Fresh tea from Morocco is renowned for being wonderful. The distinctive Moroccan mint tea, whose primary component is, of course, mint, originated in Tangier. Wherever you go in Tangier, you can find mint tea, but Petit Socco, which means "the Small Market" in Spanish, is the best place to find it. People from all over the world come together to enjoy their freshly prepared mint tea along with some freshly baked cookies that are unique to Tangier at this historical location that was formerly known as a center for drugs and prostitution. Simply delightful.
  • As-Salamu Alaykum, which translates to "Peace be upon you," is the traditional way to welcome someone in Morocco.
  • Saad Lamjarred, Hassan Hakmoun, and Najat Aatabou are a few well-known Moroccan artists.
  • As the nation only comes to life at night during this holy month, traveling to Morocco during Ramadan might be extremely different from what you would expect. The majority of shops and restaurants are closed throughout the day, but come to life around dusk when people break their fast.
  • Morocco shares land borders with Algeria, Western Sahara, and Spain.

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