Morocco (i/məˈrɒkoʊ/; Arabic:المغربal-Maġrib; Berber: ⵍⵎⴰⵖⵔⵉⴱl'Meġrib; French:Maroc), officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Geographically, Morocco is characterized by a rugged mountainous interior and large portions of desert. It is one of only three countries (with Spain and France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. The Arabic name al-Mamlakah al-Maghribiyah (Arabic:المملكة المغربية, meaning "The Western Kingdom") and Al-Maghrib (Arabic:المغرب, meaning "The West") are commonly used as alternate names.
Morocco has a population of over 33.8million and an area of 446,550km2 (172,410sqmi). Its political capital is Rabat, although the largest city is Casablanca; other major cities include Marrakesh, Tangier, Tetouan, Salé, Fes, Agadir, Meknes, Oujda, Kenitra, and Nador. A historically prominent regional power, Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbours. Its distinct culture is a blend of Arab, indigenous Berber, Sub-Saharan African, and European influences.
The Morocco Pavilion, designed to look like a Moroccan city with a realistic Minaret, features the only pavilion in which the country's government aided in the design. Guests to the pavilion gain insight on the lifestyle and culture of the Moroccan people through the Gallery of Arts and History. The Fes House shows guests the typical Moroccan house. Inside the pavilion, North African plants including citrus trees, date palms, and olive trees, and fountains can be seen. The courtyard plays hosts to entertainment, including a belly dancing show in the evening. Restaurant Marrakesh, along with the Tangierine Cafe, serve Moroccan fare, including roast lamb in Tajine, Couscous, and Harira soup. Six shops adorn the pavilion, selling patrons everything from rugs to leather goods, and traditional Moroccan clothing.
The Sahrawi nationalist Polisario Front has claimed responsibility for four explosions in the Morocco-controlled Western Sahara city of Smara over the weekend, which resulted in one death and three injuries, Spanish news outlet Atalayar reported on Sunday ... Western Sahara is a former Spanish colony that Morocco annexed in 1975.
Morocco's public prosecutor opened Sunday an investigation into "the source and nature of the explosive projectiles," according to Moroccao's state news agency MAP... An article published on the most significant news website in Morocco, Hespress, suggests the possibility of Iran being behind the weekend's attack.
A violent storm hit Morocco over the weekend, accompanied by strong sand-laden winds reaching 106 km/h in some areas ... The hardest-hit region is Larache, where the bulk of Morocco's soft fruit, avocado, and other fruit production is concentrated ... "The storm was surprising ... ....
Israel’s sheer brutality caused a global outpouring of disgust, and a massive wave of demonstrations over the weekend. 📸From Morocco to Brazil, thousands of people took ...Online publication Africanews reported that there were also demonstrations in Algeria, Libya, and Morocco.
In an exclusive interview before this weekend’s World Bank meetings in Morocco, Akinwumi Adesina said there was a resurgence of belief in Africa’s economic prospects and attacked negative stereotyping, adding that there was “every reason to be optimistic” ...Photograph ... Adesina will be taking his call for equity to this weekend’s World Bank summit ... .
It is hard to see past the shock of Hamas’s bloodthirsty assault on Israel... That view was endorsed by the signing of the Abraham Accords between Bahrain, Israel and the United Arab Emirates in 2020—and the addition of Morocco and Sudan later. Until this weekend, it had looked as if Saudi Arabia might join, too ... It will redouble these efforts ... ■ .
Base tours offer an easy way to see Europe with other members of the military community. Here is a sampling of trips scheduled as of Oct. 6, 2023 ...Belgium. SHAPETRIPS AND TOURS. Call 06544-3884 ... Germany ... 6-9, Prague weekend, $499 adults (single room), $379 adults (double room), $299 children ages 11 and under; Dec ... 7, Columbus Day weekend in Morocco; Oct.
Usually raucous football stadiums across the world observed a moment of silence this weekend in memory of the victims of recent disasters in Libya and Morocco which had claimed thousands of lives ... earthquake that devastated parts of Morocco and floods that ravaged eastern Libya.