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10 things you might not know about Morocco

10 things you might not know about Morocco.

10 things you might not know about Morocco

1-Enjoy beaches and water sports.

The coast of Morocco stretches along 3500 km of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The coastal areas provide amazing long white sandy beaches, charming sand dunes with stunning nature and endless options for windsurfing enthusiasts, water sports enthusiasts and for those wishing to spend the summer vacation in the sun on the golden sands, Morocco is the preferred destination for Moroccans and tourists from outside Morocco. 

 2-Morocco has one of the most rich cuisine in the world.

Moroccan cuisine is one of the most versatile and rich in the world, due to its interaction and openness to the outside world it is a rich mix of Moroccan, Amazigh, Andalusian and African cultural heritage. In additions to the intensive use of spices in Moroccan food increase its richness such as the Rass Al Hanoot, Mrozia, Saffron  ...

3-Morocco was The First Country to Recognize The U.S Independence 

On 4 June 2009, in Cairo, the American President Barack Obama delivered his famous speech to the Muslim world. Speaking of US-Arab relations, he stated that Morocco is the first country in the world to recognize the independence of the United States.
Obama was referring to the Moroccan Sultan Muhammad ibn Abdullah, nicknamed "Muhammad III" had released an official order 
 in 1863 stating: “the Confederate States of America are fighting the government with whom we are in friendship and good relations….If any vessel of the so-called Confederate States enters your port, it shall not be received, but you must order it away on pain of seizure; and you will act on this subject in cooperation with the United States….” it is document that would allow America to conduct commercial activities with Morocco like other countries.
An expert in Moroccan-American relations, Anwar Majeed, confirms that "Moroccan sultans were looking at America as the distant ally, and Sultan Muhammad bin Abdul Rahman, also known as Muhammad IV, would prefer to hand over his country to the United States than to occupy it with strength European".
The Moroccan and American Treaty of Friendship signed in 1786 is Currently the oldest treaty of friendship in American camps.

4-Morocco is the only producer and exporter of ARGAN oil in the world.

There is a secret for every woman who wishes to preserve her femininity and beauty, it is one secret of nature’s, it is Argan oil. Argan oil is the oil extracted from the almond tree Argan, a rare tree found only in Morocco in the Sous region for more than 200 years. In 1999, the Arkan forest became a natural reserve by UNESCO, an oil used in the traditional kitchen and used in the properties Cosmetic and therapeutic.
It strengthens immunity and helps in the regeneration of skin cells. It is useful in combating the symptoms of aging, which affects the skin, such as wrinkles, because it contains antioxidants and is rich in fatty acids (omega 3,6,9). It contains three times the amount of vitamin found in olive oil. It is one of the best treatments for hair, skin problems, allergy, and Eczema.

5-Morocco is the largest wine producer in the Arab world.

Morocco is the largest wine producer in the Arab world with 40 million bottles every year.
This industry has developed in the region and its production has become comparable to some regions in Europe. Three-quarters of Morocco's production is dominated by red wine, 20 %  pink wine and the rest by white wine.

The majority of vineyards are located in Morocco in the Meknes region. It is the same region where the Phoenicians and Romans used to grow grapes in the past. Moroccan wine production reached its peak during the French colonial era, when many types of grapes were planted to meet the demand of the French residing in the country.

6-Mint Tea is the country’s national drink

Moroccan mint tea is one of the most famous Moroccan-origin drinks, a green tea mixed with mint leaves and is usually served in decorated cups and silver jug, a hot beverage that provides the body freshness and vitalit ,in addition to this the moroccan mint tea is a part of everyday Moroccan life.Where he attends throughout day, at all times whether in the early morning, or even late at night,for Moroccans the mint tea before it is a daily as hot drink, is also a way to welcome guests,as you cannot enter any Moroccan house without sipping Moroccan mint tea.The Moroccan mint is one of the best you can eat while you come to Morocco, and don't forget to try other types that you have to discover for yourself.

7-The Morocco’s university of Qaraouin is the Oldest in the world

The Qarawiyyin Mosque was built in the 9th century by Fatima Al-Fahri in exactly 857 AD. It is one of the leading spiritual and educational centers in the Islamic world and is considered the oldest university in the world and has produced a number of prominent doctors, poets, and scientists. The Qaraouine Mosque is characterized by  Andalusian motifs including sculpted plaster, stone minarets, blue and white tiles, and magnificent marble fountains.

8- Morocco is one of the most popular film settings in the world.

Morocco is a popular destination for cinematographers, especially Americans and Europeans, thanks to the natural qualifications of many Moroccan regions, especially the arid ones, in addition to the availability of a large number of archaeological sites, as well as Low cost of photography.The most prominent movies are  'Lawrence of Arabia', 'Gladiator', 'The Mummy', 'The Last Temptation of Christ', 'Kundun', 'Alexander', 'Kingdom of Heaven', 'Babel', 'Game of Thrones'.

9-Did you know that the Sahara desert is the largest and warmest on the planet?

The moroccan  Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world. it is one of the harshest environments on Earth, covering 9.4 million square kilometers, nearly a third of the African continent, Many travelers visit Morocco specifically with the intention of venturing off into the desert and spending a night on its warm sands.

10-Morocco is the largest source of phosphate in the world.

Morocco has enjoyed the largest reserves of phosphate in the world, which has enabled it to take the global lead in exporting raw phosphate in addition to its industrial extracts, especially chemical fertilizers. Currently, phosphate is one of the pillars of the Moroccan economy (in addition to agriculture and tourism), and phosphate alone provides half of the savings Morocco of  hard currency, in addition to 60% of its exports abroad.

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