Morocco in a nutshell

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Morocco literally in a nutshell is a flight to the capital Rabat. Figuratively, in a nutshell is the first comprehensive information about the country. Morocco is home to approximately 34 million people of which a large part is younger than 20 years. Of those millions of people belonging to the largest number of the Berbers and the others to the Arabs, although many mixed marriages it is not actually set more strict. The Berbers live mainly in the less accessible areas and the Arabs in cities along the coast. Those less accessible areas are deserts and mountain regions.

Berbers no written or spoken language

The Berbers have their own language that a language is curiously alone and never a written language has become. For that reason, Arabic is the official language of Morocco. Many Moroccans also speak French which is derived from the French rule from earlier years. What religion is concerned, there are some very small groups of Jews and Christians, but the vast majority of Moroccans are Sunni Muslims.

Morocco consists of four natural landscapes

1. Rif Mountains
This mountain range stretches parallel to the Mediterranean coast from the mouth of the Moulouya River to the Strait of Gibraltar. The highest peak of the Rif mountains, the Tidirhine and measures 2456 meters. The area is a very accessible mountains with a lot of erosion.
2. Atlas Mountains
Atlas Mountains lies to the northwest of Africa and belongs to a large extent to Morocco, namely the Middle Atlas and the High Atlas. The High Atlas consists mainly of plateaus to 2000 meters in terraces descending to the wadi ?? s in the foothills of the desert.
3. Plateau of eastern Morocco
Atlas Mountains descending to the southeast lies at 1500 meters altitude plateau landscape that separates a fault line in the Sahara. Along that fault line sometimes arise violent earthquakes.
4. The northwest of the Atlas
In this area, three landscape types can be distinguished because a fertile coastal plain, inland a less fertile steppe-like plateau and the third a watery strip at the foot of the mountain range with a series of orchards. In that strip the oasis of Marrakesh is the center.

Family Law and marriage

Characteristic of the society is that women have a subordinate role in traditional families fulfill what However, in modern cities such as Rabat and Casablanca occurs less because there more women to participate in public life. Formally, the duty of women to obey men also expire in 2004 when the family duties were changed dramatically. Also, the age of marriage from 15 years to 18 years increased though there may be exceptions made by a judge

Five times a day to pray according to Islam

The daily affairs in Morocco is largely dependent on the fulfillment of the Muslim duty. According to the belief, Islam, believers must pray five times a day. Many Muslim men by going to the mosque once they are urged to do so by the minister mosque, called muezzin, calling the faithful from the minaret. The first prayer will take place immediately after sunrise, the second at noon, then prayed the mid-afternoon, the fourth immediately after sunset prayer and the final later in the evening.

Imperial Cities with beautiful mosques

For those daily prayers Morocco has many beautiful mosques. Especially in the so-called royal cities are very beautiful mosques found in the ancient Islamic architecture alongside Koranic schools also in that style. A royal city is a city that was once proclaimed by a sultan to capital. Morocco's counting four namely Marrakech, Fes, Meknes and Rabat. Many buildings in Islamic architecture are decorated with geometric and colorful mosaics. For which figures chosen because it is forbidden by Islam to display images of living beings again. The figure art is therefore very creatively designed and features the Moroccan architecture.