Morocco is a Northern African country , bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and the annexed Western Sahara . It is one of only three nations (along with Spain and France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines.
Morocco is 2,211.68 mi (3,559.35 km) north of the equator , so it is located in the northern hemisphere. From Morocco to the South Pole, it is 8,432.72 mi (13,571.15 km) in the north.
Polygamy in Morocco is legal, but very uncommon due to restrictions that were introduced by the government in 2004 that mandated financial qualifications a husband must meet in order to marry a second wife . In addition, a husband must have written permission from his current wife before marrying a second wife .
North Africans in the United States are Americans with origins in the region of North Africa. This group includes Americans of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria. Persons from North Africa have been in the United States since the sixteenth century.
The Equator passes through 13 countries: Ecuador , Colombia , Brazil , Sao Tome & Principe , Gabon , Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo , Uganda , Kenya , Somalia , Maldives , Indonesia and Kiribati .
Equatorial Africa is made up of Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic , Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea , Cameroon, and Gabon.
Some Moroccans believe themselves to be of mixed Arab-Berber descent or of Arab-Berber -Andalusian ancestry. There are no official figures about the exact ethnic origins of all Moroccans, but the implicitly accepted idea inside and outside Morocco is that Moroccans are essentially mixed Arab-Berbers .
Morocco has long been considered the most Western-oriented society in the Arab world. For Morocco is not an Arab country at all, but a Berber one with a deceptive Arab veneer. Half the Moroccan population speaks Berber, a Hamitic language similar to ancient Libyan with an alphabet that bears no resemblance to Arabic .
Despite its economic progress, 4 million Moroccans remain in poverty and live on less than $4 a day. Poverty in Morocco remains an issue. Recognizing the poverty crisis in Morocco is essential to alleviating it; such a feat is possible through providing facts about poverty in Morocco to the public.
Morocco is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in west, by the Mediterranean Sea in north, by Algeria in east and in south by Western Sahara , the non-self-governing territory is claimed by Morocco. The country shares small borders with Spain by the Spanish exclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.
Morocco borders the North Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the west Mediterranean Sea to the north. The terrain of Morocco is largely mountainous. The Atlas Mountains stretch from the central north to the south west. It expands to about 1,350 kilometres (840 mi) and is the dorsal spine of the country.
Most of Spain, including the capital Madrid, the Canary Islands and the southern half of its Mediterranean territorial waters, lies within the Western Hemisphere. Spanish, Moroccan and Algerian Mediterranean waters are the only part of the Mediterranean Sea located in the Western Hemisphere.