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Friend, brother, cousin germain, the Morocco people is far from an unknown for French who are each year nearly 2 million to spend their holiday. Finally what we believe. Thank you Allah, there’s still a few things to discover, unusual, funny, or quite simply misunderstood. Sometimes this is not far away.
1. you can’t change a dynasty who wins
The King of Morocco, Mohamed VI, comes from a family that reigns over the Morocco since 1666, the dynasty of the Alawites. She is one of the oldest ruling Royal families of the world. A bit like Vladimir Poutine, except that it is alone.
2. a name that comes from the Portugal (v ‘here Tues’ thing!)
The name french “Maroc”drift in reality of the Portuguese pronunciation of Marrakech, “Marrocos”. We’ll never see the like before Portuguese accent. The local name would be rather “Al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah”. ”
3. the Morocco is in Europe. Or almost…
The Morocco has 16 kilometers of common border with the European Union, via the Spain and the enclaves of Ceuta (6 km) and Melilla (10 km) located in Africa. No need to ship for the Morocco in the Spain!
4…. But will never part
In 1987, the Morocco attempted to join the EEC (European Economic Community). Unsuccessfully, he met grant in 2008 an “advanced status” with the European Union (no one really knows what it is we can assure you you’re not alone (e).) With the Turkey, Israel or the Serbia, they could almost be a rejected country club!
5. the Moroccans, these mountain people
We too often imagine the Morocco for its squares and its deserts. The mountains are in reality more than two thirds of the territory. Several summits cross even the bar the 4 000 m: Jbel Toubkal, the highest peak of the country, rises to 4 167 Mr. can’t wait to taste the Moroccan fondue this winter?
6. cannabis Land (you want some?)
The Rif region (North Morocco) is the first producer of cannabis resin in Europe (88% of the cannabis consumed in Europe) and the Morocco would even the largest producer of cannabis… in the world! That’s still more peace to export arms. And while we’re the Morocco is also the most important producer of sardines canned in the world (it is you die less stupid)
7. no! Marrakech is not the capital.
It is the Club Med that makes you believe it. And Casablanca and neither. The capital of the Morocco is Rabat. But don’t worry, there are plenty of other cities in the world that takes you to these capitals (we did a well top)
8. the other country of the French
Officially, almost 46 000 (at 31/12/2013) French reside permanently in Morocco (about 33 million inhabitants), is the fourth French community of expatriates outside Europe. The Moroccan rooster, you know?
9. will you marry me (free)?
Moroccan women have formal right to marry freely since 2004 and the new code of the family – the Moudawana-, a real step forward for the country. Homosexuals can expect them always. As it not so long ago in France so.
10. Essaouira, legendary city
If you go one day on-site don’t miss Essaouira (also called Mogador in french) on the coast Atlantic and its rich historical heritage. It is said that Orson Wells, who’s turned Othello met Winston Churchill. Cat Stevens, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley made several trips in the 1960s. Same Game of Thrones came shoot recently a few scenes on the walls of the Kasbah.