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7 Things To Know About Morocco

Morocco medina

1. A medina is walled area that encloses houses and shops, and can be found in the oldest parts of Moroccan cities.


2. Morocco is approximately 172,000 square miles, which make it slightly larger than California.

Morocco Volubilis

3. The Roman archaeological site of Volubilis was listed as a World heritage site in 1997.

4. The Rif Mountains are home to one of the largest indigenous tribes in the country.

Morocco Hassan II mosque

5. Completed in 1993, the Hassan II mosque is one of the largest mosques in the world.

Morocco al-Qarawiyyin

6. Opened in A.D 859, al-Qarawiyyin is considered one of the oldest, continually operating universities in the world.

7. Considered one of the economic centers of Africa. Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco with nearly 3 million inhabitants.