As mentioned last week, the capital of Morocco is
The name Morocco means “the place where the sun sets” in Arabic. Here are some highlights about Morocco:
The state of Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The current king is Mohammed VI. Morocco is a member of the Arab League, the Union for the Mediterranean and the African Union.
Is very similar to southern California with lush forests in the northern and central mountain areas giving way to drier conditions and deserts in the southeast.
99% Muslim; Sunnis form the majority at 67% but 30% are non-denominational Muslims. Christians are thought to be about 1% of the population or approximately 380,000.
Enjoy your week exploring in Morocco! Next week we will learn about the economy, languages and everyone’s favorite, the food!