Morocco: A wonderful country

16 junio 2009 a las 09:10 | Publicado en Deportes, Trabajos prácticos | 2 comentarios

By Hamza El Orfi (4ºESO-B)

Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is an African country in North Africa, with coasts in the Atlantic Ocean and the sea Mediterranean. It is separated from Europe by the strait of Gibraltar. His neighbouring countries are Algeria in the eastern part, in the south the Western Sahara and in the north Spain, with whom it supports intense commercial bows and shares so much maritime as terrestrial borders (autonomous Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla).

The mosque of Casablanca,( Morocco )

History

The current territory of Morocco has been populated from times of the neolithic one, at least from 8000 B.C. testified by features of the culture capsiana, in times in which Maghrib was less arid than is nowadays. Theoretically many people believe that the language Berber appeared at the same time as the agriculture, and it was adopted by the existing population, as well as the immigrants who brought it.

Morocco Roman and posroman

The African north and Morocco were slowly drawn inside the world Mediterranean by the colonies of exchange and Phoenician settlements in the classic period.The arrival of the Phoenicians announced a long control in the broad Mediterranean, though this strategic region was forming a part of the Roman Empire.

The first Islamic times

Morocco modernized at the end of the 7th century, with the arrival of the Islam, which produced the conversion of many Berbers and the formation of states as Nekor’s Kingdom. Soon the kingdom lost the control of the distant Caliphate Abbasí of Baghdad under the power of Idris I, founder of that of the Idrisís in the year 789. Morocco turned into the center of learning and the major regional power.

Morocco 1666-1912

The dynasty alauí supported temporarily the control of the country. The alauitas were successful in stabilizing their position, though the kingdom was smaller than the previous ones in the region, it continued supporting its wealths. In 1684 Tangier was annexed to its territory.

Morocco was the first country in recognizing the United States of America as an independent nation in the year 1777. The Agreement of Friendship Moroccan – American is considered to be like the most former not broken agreement of the United States, It has been in continuous effect from 1783.

Modern Morocco

On November 18, 2006, Morocco celebrated the 50th anniversary of its independece. Morocco recovered its political independence from France on March 2, 1956, and on April 7, France officially relinquished its protectorate. Through agreements with Spain in 1956 and 1958, Moroccan control over certain Spanish-ruled areas was restored, though attempts to claim other Spanish colonial possessions through military action were less successful. Hassan II became King of Morocco on March 3, 1961. His early years of rule would be marked by political unrest.

Religion

Islamic majority (98,3 %), fundamentally sunníes. Minorities it christens (0,6 %);the Jews (1 %), and of other worships (1,8 %).

The king is the maximum religious Islamic authority, as Commander of all the Believers.

Music

Moroccan music is predominantly of Arab origins. There also exist other varieties of Berber folk music. Andalusian and other imported influences have had a major effect on the country’s musical character. Rock-influenced chabbi bands are widespread, as is trance music with historical origins in Muslim music.

Cuisine

Moroccan cuisine has long been considered as one of the most diversified cuisines in the world. This is a result of the centuries-long interaction of Morocco with the outside world. The cuisine of Morocco is a mix of Berber, Spanish, Corsican, Portuguese, Moorish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and African cuisines.

Source: Wikipedia

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  1. i have live in spain since 2000 for 10 years but i will never forget morroco i love you maroc

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