In recent years the country has become an increasingly popular tourist destination, so we give you some interesting facts about the country.
– Morocco is only 13 km away from Europe, across the Strait of Gibraltar.
– White is the color of mourning in Morocco. A Moroccan widow wears white for 40 days after the death of her husband.
– In Morocco it is considered impolite to handle food with the left hand and to say no to meat if it is offered at a meal.
– Morocco is the largest processor and exporter of sardines in the world.
– The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca is the world’s seventh largest mosque and it took five years of intensive labor by over 30,000 workers and craftsman to build it.
– Traditionally the liver, not the heart, is considered to be the symbol of love in Morocco.
– In Morocco it is estimated that there is one dentist for every 800,000 residents, and the standard treatment for a toothache is extraction. At country souks (markets), tooth-extraction specialists can do it without a problem.
– Morocco is the only African country that is not a member of the African Union.
– Soccer is Morocco’s most popular sport. The national team is called the Lions of Atlas.
– Often called the “Red City,” Marrakech requires sun protection and headgear of some kind all year-round, even during winter.
– Seksou (couscous) is the Moroccan national dish, so if someone offers, do not hesitate.