In this article, we will present to you some frequent questions about Morocco and their answers. Keep reading to find out more about this beautiful country.
Is Morocco Safe ?
Morocco poses a low risk to travelers according to a study by SOS International, a group of risk experts. The Kingdom remains one of the safest countries for travelers in 2020 in Africa and the world. It is placed in the same group as several European countries (France, Germany, Spain) according to the Moroccan journal L’Economiste.
The ranking takes into account three criteria: physical security, road safety, and access to medical resources in the event of a problem on-site. The first criterion assesses political violence, the social climate, and the crime rate. The second relates to the mortality rate on roads per 100,000 inhabitants. The last relates to health infrastructure, the risks of infections, and environmental factors.
Is Morocco In Africa ?
Morocco is a country from the continent of Africa. It is a constitutional monarchy, democratic and hereditary. The slogan of this kingdom is (God, the nation, the king).
Morocco is located on the continent of Africa, specifically in the northwest of the continent. It is bordered to the north by the Mediterranean, to the south by the state of Mauritania, and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the east by the state of Algeria.
Where is Morocco in The World Map ?
Morocco is located roughly in the middle of the world map. The Greenwich Line, which divides the world into a western and eastern section, passes directly over the Kingdom of Morocco, as one of the very few countries that the Greenwich Line passes through. The country’s timing is +1 hour and not on the Greenwich line timing.
Morocco is located in Africa, in the northern part of the continent, and it is characterized by a unique geographical location and enjoys a coast overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the Atlantic Ocean.
One of the advantages of Morocco’s location is that it is close to the European continent, and the distance between Morocco and Spain is no more than 15 km. Morocco shares its land borders with Spain, the last of which occupies the cities of Ceuta and Melilla, which are cities located within the African lands, exactly in the northeast of Morocco.
What’s The Capital of Morocco ?
This is one of the most frequent questions about Morocco that makes people confused. Rabat is the capital of Morocco and not Casablanca. It is located on the western side of the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Rabat in the past was the first settlement of the Romans on the land of Morocco, then the Berbers came and established the first cultural monuments for it.
The city of Rabat is one of the most important tourist cities in Morocco. Tourists visit it from all countries of the world.
The Kingdom of Morocco adopted the current national flag on November 17, 1915. It is thus the second oldest flag in the Arab world after Tunisia. The Moroccan flag is in the form of a rectangle. It is in red color with a green star in the middle, which contains five points, of which one point must always point upward, according to what the constitution stipulates in Morocco.
The red color stands for strength, valor, and boldness in the face of enemies. The star stands for the five pillars of Islam. The green color is a symbol of hope, peace, and love.