Morocco in Brief:
Kingdom of Morocco is a country located in North Africa. It is part of the Maghreb region, in addition to Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania, and Libya, with which it shares cultural, historical and linguistic ties. Morocco has a coast on the Atlantic Ocean that reaches past the Strait of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered by Spain to the north, Algeria to the east, and Mauritania to the south. The geography of Morocco spans from the Atlantic Ocean, to mountainous areas, to the Sahara (desert). A large part of Morocco is mountainous. The Atlas Mountains are located mainly in the center and the south of the country. The Rif Mountains are located in the north of the country.
The earliest well-known Moroccan independent state was the Berber kingdom of Mauretania. This Kingdom (current northern Morocco) dates at least to 110 BC. Several dynasty and civilization (Phoenician, Roman, Arab Muslim and European ...) relayed to the country later. Currently, Morocco is a de jure constitutional parliamentary monarchy with an elected parliament.
The Population is 32 million, the population density is 163 inhabitants / km ² and the urban population represents 55.3%.
Morocco's capital city is Rabat; its largest city is its main port, Casablanca. Other cities include Agadir, Essaouira, Fes, Marrakech, Meknes, Mohammadia, Oujda, Ouarzazat, Safi, and Tangier
Morocco is represented in the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 geographical encoding standard by the symbol MA. This code was used as the basis for Morocco's internet domain, .ma
The New Mazagan
With its fortified walls facing the ocean, the Old Portuguese city has today become a charming seaside resort. Old stone and beautiful beaches are on the agenda
The old Portuguese city: Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the former Mazagan became El Jadida (the New City) in 1815. The Portuguese built the fortified city, which originally had five bastions. Today, only four remain. You can reach them by taking a perfectly preserved path around the battlements. The Bastion of the Angel provides a good view of the town, the port and the sea. The Saint-Sébastien bastion has a crude chapel from the Inquisition. A ramp allows you to go down to the Porte de la Mer. This slope going down to the water was used to escape by the Portuguese in 1769. By going back up on the main street you can access the Portuguese cistern. Forgotten in the past, it was rediscovered by chance in 1916. A shaft of light lights up the center of this underground chamber supported by five rows of columns. A beautiful setting where films such as Othello by Orson Welles and Harem by Arthur Joffé were shot. By continuing the walk you will come across the church of the Assumption opposite a mosque with a unique minaret. It is probably the only pentagonal one in the world.
The Surrounding Area
In addition to the attractive, pleasant and safe beaches on the coast to the south and north of El Jadida, 17km from Azemmour there is the former capital of the Doukkala region, located at the mouth of the Oum Errabia River, which is renowned for its succulent shad (cousin of the sardine). You can take a pleasant walk along the old streets of the medina.