Morocco in Arabic Language "AL-MAGHREB" and in language Tamazight "Aghlay" meaning the Sunset. The word Morocco comes from the name of the cityMarrakesh, it is also called the gate of the Africa or the rather entrance to Africa. Morocco presents the geology more varied throughout all of the countries of ntnorthern Africa and has landscapes that are among the most beautiful in the African continent.
With it's long Atlantic coasts and mediterraei has remained in some way protected and variedfrom the rest of 'Africa, thanks to the chains of' Atlas at the center of the country: the High Atlas, the Middle Atlas, the Anti-Atlas and the Jebel-Saghro and then the Sahara desert in the south of the country.
Morocco was called once the Extreme Maghreb, the door of the 'Africa and at the same time, the African country closest to Europe'. place in the northwest tip of 'Africa.
The geological variety of Morocco gives the country a wide range of climatic conditions. Enough cold winter and hot summer in the south of the country, in the north it is similarity to southern Europe climate.
The population is made up of about 40 million people, among the Berbers as the first ancient inhabitants of the country, Arab, Andalusian, Jewish, European and African blacks.
The official religion is Islam.
The national languages is ; Arabic, Tamazighte, Frensh. Almost people are speakings the Arab-Berber. 70% are Berber Tamazight, Tachelhiete, Tarifiete andArabic Darija (the Moroccan dialect) spoken throughout Morocco.
MOROCCO IN NUMBERS:
Area: 710 550 km2
Population: 36 891 708 inhabitants (stat 2009) 42 inhabitants / km2
Religions: Islam (98.7%), Judaism (0.2%) and Christians (1.1%)
Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
Time zone: UTC +0
Internet sector: .ma
Telephone code: +212
Electricity: 220 V
HOW TO GET TO MOROCCO:
Morocco has good connections with Europe, Africa and the Middle East and has more than 08 international airports (Casablanca, Tangiers, Fez, Ouarzazate, Marrakech, Errachidia, Nador, El-Hosima, Agadir ..). And if you want to reach the town with your car you will not have any difficulty: there are many hydrofoils and ferries for the transport of vehicles in service between Genoa and Algeciras in Spain to Tangier, Nador and Ceuta. There is also a bus service that connects the country with Europe.
BEFORE YOU GO IN MOROCCO:
Visa For Morocco: The Italian nationals do not require visas for stays of less than 90 days. Upon arrival in Morocco presenting a passport, which must be valid for at least six months, it will be stamped, in the case of group trips organized simply the identity card valid for lespatrio. For reasons of work, study, ...etc. you need to get the relevant visa, to be requested in a diplomatic office / consular Moroccan present in your country.
VISAS AND DOCUMENTS:
to enter Morocco Passport must be valid for 06 months from the date of entry into the country. for travel family their children who copiuto 16 years must have their own passport, while children under the age of 16 must be registered on their parents' passports. you can also enter to Morocco without passport only with identity card including a booking of hotel or a 'travel agency in Morocco. Watched: Italian,french, spanish, american, england... citizens do not need a visa for a maximum stay of 90 days, simply a passport or identity card with a reservation of hotel or travel arrangements in Morocco.
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