Regions of Morocco
|Regions of Morocco جهات المغرب (Arabic) Timnaḍin n Murakuc (Berber)|
|Location||Kingdom of Morocco|
|Populations||142,955 (Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab) – 6,861,737 (Casablanca-Settat)|
Morocco is divided into sixteen regions, which in turn are subdivided into sixty-two provinces and prefectures. Each of these regions has geographical and historical features which make it interesting. Situated in north-central Morocco , the region of Chaouia-Ouardigha has a population of more than 1.6 million.
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.
According to the Moroccan constitution, Islam is the religion of the state , and the state guarantees freedom of thought, expression, and assembly.
Fighting erupted last month between Morocco and separatists in the disputed Western Sahara , a territory claimed by Morocco . The sparsely populated region is bordered by Algeria to the east, Mauritania to the east and south, the Atlantic Ocean to the west , and Morocco to the north.
Poorest Regions in Morocco , Getting rich The poorest regions in 2004 experienced the largest decline in poverty , namely the Marrakech-Safi regions, from 34 percent to 11.3 percent, Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, from 30.3 percent to 9.5 percent and Béni Mellal-Khénifra, from 31 percent to 13.4 percent.
Casablanca, Tangier , Marrakech among top 20 richest in Africa . In addition to Casablanca, Tangier and Marrakech ranked in 18th and 19th place among the top 20 richest cities in Africa , according to the report. The two Moroccan cities each have a total wealth of $11 billion.
List of Cities near Casablanca in Morocco
|Major Cities Close to Casablanca|
|Rabat||86.7 km / 53.9 miles|
|Sevilla||445 km / 276.5 miles|
|Malaga||452.6 km / 281.2 miles|
|Granada||539.3 km / 335.1 miles|
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.
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 .
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.
Mohammed VI محمد