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Kingdom of Morocco

Morocco, Africa, Kasbah Ruins, Atlas mountains

Morocco is a country in North Africa with a population exceeding 33 million inhabitants. The country is divided into 16 regions and 62 prefectures and provinces. It led to a constitutional monarchy regime of Mohammed VI. Rabat is the capital of the country, but this is not the most impressive city. Casablanca (Dar El Beida) is the economic capital, Marrakech (Pearl of the South) is an imperial city, Agadir is the "Cannes" of Morocco, with beaches and luxury hotels and Fes, Mekns, Tangier, Teutan are other important cities and country tourists.
The country's tumultuous history has left behind many historical monuments, rich culture, impressive architecture, a unique tradition, resulting in a combined European-African-Arab style.

In the second century BC, this territory be the residence of Berbers. In year 46, becomes an annex of Rome. In the fifth century, the Vandals have embraced this land, until 685, when the Arab expansion brought Islam to these realms. Berbers have joined them in 711 to teach Spanish, but unhappy with the secondary status mutinied and took control in 1086 on Spain Maure, until the thirteenth century. Because of conflicts between Arabs and Berbers, Morocco was invaded by Spanish and Portuguese conquistadors. In 1660, the Alawite dynasty took power in Morocco and still holds. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the provinces of Morocco were the headquarters for pirates-operate in the Mediterranean. Since 1840 the country began to show interest in colonization, the Spaniards this time clashing with the French. They have divided the country into two in 1904. Germany in turn became interested in mineral wealth of the country, but in 1906 the Sultan of Morocco has obtained full rights of the country. Discontent caused by this event was among those that led to the First World War. However, the French protectorate continued until 1956 when it recognized the independence and sovereignty of Morocco. Since 1999, the country's leadership was King Mohammed VI, who modernized the country by political openness, freedom of speech, freedom of women and economic reforms.

The main tourist attractions "received" by nature and history are:

- Merzouga dunes of the Sahara, which continuously change their forms, to Timbuktu;
- Djemaa el-Fna Square Public under UNESCO protection, with henna artists, merchants, animal charmers, acrobats, storytellers, musicians Gnaoua, transgender, dancers, chefs night;
- Todra Gorge, with spectacular scenery, Dades Valley road, covered with wild roses of spring;
- The city of Fes, the ancient center for sacred knowledge and imperial power, with winding streets, tall minarets, mosques and Qarawiyin Al-Andalus Al-Batha But history or museum;
- Roman ruins at Volubilis, considered a world heritage site, or the Archeological Museum, which presents Jewish history, the Berbers and Romans;
- "Medina" Chefchaouen blue with Moroccan arches that brings harmony in Andalusia architecture;
- Casablanca, the streets impressive art deco style, arabesque geometric iron or grand palaces;
- Tangier, the Grand Socco and Petit Socco, place of inspiration for many artists;
- Atlas Mountains, which make possible trips, adventures, trails and unforgettable experience at an altitude of 4000 m;
- Hammam baths, with traditional black gloves and harsh soaps, massage oils followed by maintenance and beautification;
- TanJazz festivals (May - Tanger), World Music Festival (June - Essaouira), Marrakech Festival of Popular Arts, World Music Scred (July - Fes).

Moroccan cuisine involves serving three meals a day. Breakfast consists of bread, olive oil, butter, canned and baghrir (a kind of pancake). Lunch is most consistent meal and dinner is often represented by Hariri soup. Drinking tea and coffee with milk and sugar is on the agenda, successfully replacing Europeans beer and wine. Traditional food is couscous, a preparation of lamb, or Tajin, a stew of vegetables and meat.