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Morocco (MA)

Continent: Africa Morocco Land
Surface: 445.550 km ²
Inhabitants: 322.091
Capital: Folds back International banking code (ISO Codes): MY
Official language: Arab Code: +212
Currency: Dirham Number plate: MY
Routes of Morocco: 2304 Routes towards Morocco: 2572
Preferred airports: Casablanca (CMN), Marrakech (RAK), Oujda (OUD), Fez (FEZ), Agadir (AGA), Tangier (TNG), Reduction (RBA), Dakhla (CHEAP), Ouarzazate (OZZ), Nador (NDR)
Principal cities: Casablanca, Reduction, Fez, Marrakech, Agadir, Tangier, Meknès, Oujda, Kenitra, Tetouan, Asfi, Khouribga, Blessed Mellal, El Jadida, Taza
Airline company based in Morocco: Royal Air Maroc, Jet4you, Blue Atlas, Regional Air Lines

Tourist guide Morocco (Africa)

The Kingdom of Morocco is located at the North-West of Africa, Algeria and of the Straits of Gibraltar and is bordered in the south by Mauritania and the Western Sahara (with which Morocco is in conflict because of its refusal to recognize its sovereignty and its annexation in 1979). Morocco is bordered by the Atlantic on its west coast and the Mediterranean on its northern coast and fact part of the Maghreb countries.

Geography: Morocco enorgueillit of a landscape very rich and very varied fine energy of the sand beaches while passing by steppe, forests or mountainous solid masses imposing. In the North-East the east coast often bordered of cliffs with peak, but also of splendid beaches and small sheltered bays of the winds which invite to the bathe and which are very appreciated by the local population which goes there especially the weekend. Inside the grounds, one finds a landscape of steppe, rather flat but from where emerge that and there of the rock peaks. In the center of the country draws up the solid mass of the High-Atlas which extends in fertile plains until the beaches from the coast. In north, the solid mass of Rif is stretched to the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.

Mountains and rivers: more the high summit of Morocco is Djebel Toubkal which is in the High-Atlas and which culminates with a height of 4.167 Mr. the longest river is Oum Rabia which curves on 555 km.

Climate and period of voyage advised: One can go to Morocco throughout the year. The Anti-Atlas plays a very important part in the regulation of the climate and separates the Atlantic and Mediterranean area from the Saharan area. In north, the climate is hot and moderate while in the south, the climate is drier and more heat. In the mountains, the days are hot but the temperatures fall during the night. In summer the sirocco and Chergui, two hot winds come from the Sahara blow on the country. The rain season, between November and April does not deserve its name because it only rains very little and seldom.

Official languages and spoken languages: the official language is Arabic, but the Berber one is there also very widespread. The second language is French who is used as language of the businesses. In north, Spanish is also spoken and in the tourist centers, one speaks also English.

Health and vaccinations: It is recommended to be made vaccinate against hepatitis has, typhus, the polio and tetanus. Against the viral diseases transmitted by the mosquitos and the insects, it is in general enough to cover well and to apply products anti-insects which one can get on the spot. The malaria is now éradiquée. The health system is satisfactory, especially in the tourist big cities and centers. It is advised to contract a insurance-voyage including/understanding a insurance-repatriation for the most serious cases. To limit any risk of infection, it is recommended to peel the fruits well and to make well cook vegetables before consuming them. Think of carrying a small first-aid kit of voyage.

Conditions of entry on the territory: A passport with one period of 3 months validity is enough for the French nationals to enter to Morocco. A visa is not necessary.

For further information concerning vaccinations and the conditions of entry like on the security instructions, you can, for example, to consult the site of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Travel and transport: It takes about three hours to join Morocco of Paris. Many airline companies serve Morocco of Paris. Air France (AF) in particular serves the towns of Reduction (RBA), of Agadir (AGA), of Marrakech (RAK). Royal Air Maroc (AT) proposes as well heard many destinations, such as Rabat (RBA), Tangier (TNG), Casablanca (CMN).

The Capital: Folds back was founded at the 12th century and is the capital of the kingdom today. It shelters currently about 1,7 million inhabitants (3 million if one takes into account all the agglomeration). It is also the place of residence of the King, Mohammed VI. The city is very green. Among the visits with advising, one can quote the Hassan Tower which is the minaret of an old mosque dating from the 12th century, the Royal palace, the National museum or even the mausoleum of Mohammed V. In the surroundings, the balneal small town of Salted is very attended during the summer months. The Atlantic coast offers many places of bathe. The forest of Mamora is also a very appreciated place of excursion.

Tourist sites: Morocco is famous for its imperial cities, Fès, Mekhnès, Marrakech and Rabat and for its seaside resorts Agadir and Essaouira on the Atlantic coast.
Fès was founded at the 8th century and is thus oldest of the royal cities. It is separate in two parts, the old city, el-Bali which is largest médina world and the new city, el-Jedid. The médina is composed of a whole of lanes where several mosques are, of the medersas (school or university of theology), of the palates and many gravers. One can quote the Nejjarin place with his fountains, but also the royal palace or the Mosque of the Andalusians.

Mekhnès was founded at the 10th century and is encircled by ramparts which extend on 16 km. It is in Mekhnès that is the most famous door and most imposing of Morocco, Bab Mansour.

Casablanca which was founded relatively recently and is on the Atlantic coast. It is the 4th larger town of Africa and also has one of the largest ports.

Agadir and Essaouira are two seaside resorts which can enorgueillir their splendid beaches and their hotels and pensions of good standing. Many tour operators offer of Agadir of the excursions towards Marrakech, Taroudant and Goulimine. Essaouira, with more reduced dimensions allures in particular the artists who there remain of number, but also the surfers whom it attracts because of the strong winds which blow on the coast.

With not missing: Marrakech, from which Morocco draws its name and who was founded at the 10th century. It is called “the Pearl of the south” and has many advantages for the tourists. First of all, its ramparts out of red ground, its exotic palates, its souks with the attractive custom and to finish, the Djamaa Place - el-fna (place of decapitated) on which meet snake charmers, dancers, acrobats, tellers of good-ventures and the restaurants of sport. One finds there also parks green thanks to the underground system of irrigation which was set up as of the 11th century.

Religion: Morocco is practically entirely Moslem (to 99%). One finds there small communities Christian woman and Jewish.

Flights expensive not preferred towards and of Morocco/MY

·  Flight Paris Casablanca (BY CMN) with Jet4you, Delta Air Lines
·  Flight Paris Casablanca (ORY CMN) with Aigle Azur, Royal Air Maroc, Jet4you
·  Flight Paris Oujda (ORY OUD) with Royal Air Maroc, Aigle Azur
·  Flight Paris Fez (ORY FEZ) with Royal Air Maroc, Corsair, Jet4you, Aigle Azur
·  Flight Paris Agadir (BY AGA) with Aigle Azur, Jet4you
·  Flight Paris Marrakech (BY RAK) with Corsair, Jet4you, Aigle Azur
·  Flight Paris Agadir (ORY AGA) with Aigle Azur, Royal Air Maroc, Air France, Jet4you
·  Flight Paris Oujda (BY OUD) with Aigle Azur
·  Flight Lyon Casablanca (LILY CMN) with Air France, Royal Air Maroc, Jet4you, KLM
·  Flight Paris Marrakech (ORY RAK) with Air France, Jet4you, Royal Air Maroc, Aigle Azur
·  Flight Casablanca Paris (CMN ORY) with Aigle Azur, Royal Air Maroc, Jet4you
·  Flight Casablanca Istanbul (CMN STI) with Royal Air Maroc, Turkish Airlines
·  Flight Oujda Paris (OUD ORY) with Royal Air Maroc, Aigle Azur
·  Flight Casablanca Paris (CMN BY) with Jet4you, Delta Air Lines
·  Flight Agadir Paris (AGA BY) with Aigle Azur, Jet4you
·  Flight Casablanca Paris (CMN CDG) with Air France, KLM, Royal Air Maroc
·  Flight Casablanca Barcelona (CMN BCN) with Royal Air Maroc, IBERIA, Clickair
·  Flight Casablanca Brussels (CMN DAUGHTER-IN-LAW) with American Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Brussels Airlines
·  Flight Agadir Paris (AGA ORY) with Aigle Azur, Royal Air Maroc, Air France, Jet4you
·  Flight Fez Paris (FEZ BY) with Corsair
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