Morocco (the full Arabic name is Al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah which translates into "The Western Kingdom" ) is located on the North West coast of Africa and has ports in the North Atlantic Ocean as well as the Mediterranean Sea. It is the third most populous Arab country. Morocco shares the largest part of its border with Algeria to the East and Western Saharah to the South. Morocco is ...
Situated in north-eastern Morocco, with Algeria and Spanish Melilla as neighbors, the region of Oriental has a population of close to 2 million and has Oujda as its capital city. The Oriental region of Morocco encompasses and area of 82,900 square kilometers. It includes the provinces of Berkane, Figuig, Jerada, Nador and Taourirt, and the […]
The region of Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira is situated in the disputed territory of Western Sahara. The region has a population of around 99,000 and the coastal city of Dakhla is its capital. The region includes the prefecture of Aousserd and the province of Oued Ed-Dahab, and covers an area of 142 865 square kilometers. Dakhla is […]
Situated in north-western Morocco, the region of Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaer has a population of more than 2.3 million. The vibrant city of Rabat is the region’s capital, as well as being the capital of Morocco. The Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer region covers some 9 580 square kilometers and includes the prefectures of Rabat, Sale and Skhirat-Temara, and the province of […]
Situated in central Morocco, the region of Tadla-Azilal is home to nearly 1.5 million people and has Beni Mellal as its capital city. Tadla Azilal region includes the provinces of Azilal and Beni-Mellal, covering an area of 17,125 square kilometers. It is well known as an agricultural region with a Mediterranean climate. The region has […]
Founded in the 10th century, Oujda is an eastern Moroccan city with about half a million inhabitants. It is only about 15 kilometers west of Algeria, which means it has seen quite a bit of Algerian influence over the years. However, the predominant architecture in Oujda is very French in nature and this is perhaps what you will find to be most notable about the city.
The SaharaThe Sahara is the world's largest desert. Only a small part of the Sahara is fertile and it is here that corn, dates and other fruits grow. These parts are fed by underground rivers and oases. The Sahara can be an inspirational experience at night, with the air being crisp, clean and clear and the stars being so close you can almost touch them.
Morocco is divided into sixteen regions, which in turn are subdivided into sixty-two provinces and prefectures. Each of these regions has geographical and historical features which make it interesting.
Rabat is home to the Moroccan government as well as a hub of traditional cuisine and architecture and much more. Well worth a visit! The Ville Nouvelle has beautiful modern French-built hotels. For a capital city, Rabat is very quiet and offers a number of excellent restaurants, clubs and pubs.