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Customs and traditions in Morocco
Morocco is known for its many customs and traditions that distinguish it from other countries, as follows:
- The traditional Berber clothes known as the Jalabya El Baziaoui, which is a type of long loose clothes worn by Moroccans of both sexes, and is distinguished by its long sleeves, its pointed energy, and its fabric that may take a month to prepare, and this dress originated in the Moroccan city of Bizou, which is a unique dress.
- Malhoun music, which is a type of lyric with interspersed phrases that relate to cultural issues and interfere with Andalusian music styles.
- Tangier, which is the Moroccan and traditional dish in the city of Marrakesh, and the reason for the designation is due to the clay pot in which the food is cooked, where spices and salted lemon are added to the meat pieces, before they are cooked inside the embers.
- The couscous, which is the main food that Moroccans enjoy on Fridays.
- Various celebrations and festivals, including the Moulay Idriss Festival, which takes place every year, and is based on folk and traditional music and dances.
- Unique wedding celebrations, the most prominent of which is called architecture, which is a large chair on which the groom and bride sit, and four men from both sides carry it, wandering around the ceremony hall to greet the guests, and receive wishes and hopes for a happy future.
Information about Morocco
There is a lot of information to know about Morocco, including the following:
- Rabat is the capital of the Kingdom of Morocco.
- Most of the population of Morocco speaks Arabic, which is the official language in the country, and the French language is used, and it is considered the second language in the country, in addition to the presence of other dialects used within the Kingdom, such as: Spanish, Berber, and English in some regions.
- The area of the Kingdom of Morocco is 446,550 square kilometers.
- According to statistics from 2020, the population reaches approximately 33,986,655 people.
- The Mellouya River is one of the important sources of water in Morocco, its source is the Atlas Mountains, and it flows in the Mediterranean Sea.
- The Sebkha Tah region is the lowest point in the country, with a height of -55 meters.
The geographical location of Morocco
Morocco is located north of the continent of Africa on the Strait of Gibraltar in Spain, and is bordered on the eastern side, southeastern Algeria, the Atlantic Ocean on the western side, and the Mediterranean Sea on the northern side, and Morocco is distinguished as the only African country that overlooks the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea together.
Geography of the Kingdom of Morocco
The geography of the Kingdom of Morocco is dominated by mountainous hills, where the Atlas Mountains cover the central part of the country, while the Reef Mountains are located in the northern part of the country, and Mount Toubkal is the highest point in the country, and the highest peak among the peaks of the Atlas Mountains, as it reaches 4.165 meters, and is found The desert environment in the southeastern part of the country, and the desert of Morocco is the third largest desert in the world, with an area of more than 9,400,000 square kilometers, and the Moroccan environment also includes valleys and highlands.