12 interesting facts about Morocco

  1. Interesting animals

Morocco once was home to elephants and lions but these majestic animals no longer inhabit the country. These days you’re more likely to find camels, antelopes, monkeys, snakes and goats. In fact, there is an interesting fact about the last ones: in a city called Tamri, they love to climb the Argan trees and eat their fruits.

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  1. So close to Europe

Morocco is only 13 km (8 miles) away from Europe, across the Strait of Gibraltar.

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  1. Don’t Say No To Meat

This one will be difficult for me next week as I am a newly made vegetarian. However, in Morocco, it is considered impolite to handle food with the left hand and to say no to meat if it is offered.

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  1. Whiskey Tea, please!

Morocco’s best known beverage is Mint Tea, usually accompanied by heaps of sugar! However, it is the “whiskey” tea that became the national drink of Morocco when blockaded British merchant’s uploaded large quantities of tea at major Moroccan ports in 1854.

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  1. Fishy Business

Morocco is the largest processor and exporter of sardines in the world.

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  1. Profits from Marijuana Business

One of the major sources of income for families in Morocco’s Northern Rif region is cannabis cultivation.

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  1.  From Casablanca with Love…

Casablanca, the film was named after the Moroccan city and it won the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture in 1942. It is also considered one of the best films of all time. The fun fact is that the movie has not been made in Morocco but in Hollywood and Van Nuys Airport in the USA.

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  1. Symbol Of Love

Traditionally the liver, not the heart, is considered to be the symbol of love in Morocco. I guess I will understand why, once I try the tasty traditional foods and whiskey tea.

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  1. World’s Dirt In Your Pocket

One of the words for “money” in Morocco is wusakh d-dunya, which means “dirt of the world.”

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  1. National Dish

Seksou (couscous) is the Moroccan national dish.
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11.  Colourful towns

There is a town in Morocco best known as the Blue City called Chefchaouen. The houses and buildings in this town are painted a shade of blue.

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  1. Oldest Active City

Fez, based on the River Fez, is the oldest city of Morocco. It is also the most active ancient city in the world with a university claiming to be the oldest in human history.

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