MOROCCO (Diapo 2) GRECIA
Morocco officially the Kingdom of Morocco is a country located in North Africa. It is part of the Maghreb region, in addition to Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania, and Libya, with which it shares cultural, historical and linguistic ties.
The political capital is Rabat , and the largest city is Casablanca ; other large citiesinclude Marrakesh , Tetouan , Tangier , Salé , Fes , Agadir , Meknes and Oujda .
MOROCCO HISTORY (Diapo 3 y 4) ABY
Well, that is a summary of Morocco’s history. Here is a time line of the main events:
GEOGRAPHY (Diapo 5) ABY
Morocco lies in the northwest corner of Africa. It covers 172,413 square miles which is about the size of California. Morocco has three major landregions: 1.) the Coastal Lowlands 2.) the Atlas Mountain range 3.) the Sahara Desert.
The Coastal Lowlands border the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The land gradually rises from the Atlantic Coast and forms a plateau that runs to the Atlas Mountains. The fertile farmland in the Coastal Lowlands is irrigated with water from the shallow rivers of Coastal Lowlands.This is where most of Morocco’s crops are grown.
The Atlas Mountains-
The Atlas Mountain Chain crosses through the middle of Morocco from the north to the southwest. The chain has three major ranges: 1.)the Anti Atlas which is in the southwest 2.) the Grand Atlas, sometimes called the Haut Atlas, in the central part 3.) the Middle Atlas, or Moyen Atlas, in the northeast. There is another partcalled the Rif, which is a group of mountains in the far north, which is sometimes included in the Atlas Mountain Chain.
The Sahara Desert-
The Sahara desert lies east and south of the Atlas Mountains. It is a barren region of sand dunes, rock, stones, and scattered oases that cover about 102,703 square miles.
CLIMATE (Diapo 6) FEÑA
The climate of Morocco varies because of thechange in landscape. Along the Atlantic Coast enough rain falls to keep the land fertile. The rain falls more frequently in the Middle Atlas and in the Rif Mountains, but the winters in this area can be very cold. The Sahara Desert gets less than 4 inches of rainfall each year! The desert is very hot in the summer but cools off a little in the winter. The Mediterranean Coast has a mild, sunnyclimate.
POPULATION (Diapo 7) FEÑA
The population of Morocco, including Western Sahara, was estimated by the United Nations at 30,566,000 in 2003, which placed it as number 37 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 5% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 32% of the population under 15 years of age. There were an equal number of males andfemales in the country in 2003. According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2000–2005 is 1.62%, with the projected population for the year 2015 at 36,496,000. The population density in 2002 was 66 per sq km (172 per sq mi); however, the population density is highest in the plains and coastal areas of northwestern Morocco. Most of the population lives in the fertile plains or near theMediterranean coast.
It was estimated by the Population Reference Bureau that 56% of the population lived in urban areas in 2001. The capital city, Rabat, had a population of 1,453,000 in that year. Other major cities are Marrakech, 1,517,000; Fès (Fez), 1,012,000; Meknès, 750,000; Tangier, 554,000; Oujda, 962,000; Tétouan, 856,000; Safi, 845,000; and Kénitra, 905,000. According to the UnitedNations, the urban population growth rate for 2000–2005 was2.8%.
LANGUAGE (Diapo 8) GRECIA
Classical Arabic is Morocco's official language, but the country's distinctive Arabic dialect is the most widely spoken language in Morocco. In addition, about 10 million Moroccans, mostly in rural areas, speak Berber--which exists in Morocco in three different dialects (Tarifit, Tashelhit, and...