All about Morocco; What is the meaning of the Moroccan flag, what is the Moroccan capital? What is the time difference, what is the currency?
All about Morocco
Being geographically close to Europe, Morocco is culturally different from the cultures of North Africa. For this reason it is known as the Paris of Africa. Being in the westernmost region of the Arab geography, it is known as Maghreb, which means west in Arabic, and Morocco in the European region. Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco. It has a population of about 37 million and an area of 720,000 square kilometers. The capital is Rabat and the largest city is Casablanca.
What is the meaning of the Moroccan flag, what is the Moroccan capital?
The Moroccan flag is a green five-pointed star on a red background. Since red and green colors are traditional colors of Arab countries, they are also used in the flag. The blood shed for the sake of independence is shown in red. Also, red is considered the color of the ancient Moroccan dynasty. It is also a common color in the flags of Arab states.
In the center of the Moroccan flag is a green five-pointed star. This is a star, also called the seal of Solomon. The green color of the star, which is accepted as an Islamic value of the country, also indicates that it is identified with Islam. The capital of Morocco is known as Rabat.
What is the time difference, what is the currency?
Morocco uses different time zones in summer and winter. UTC+0 is used in summer and UTC+1 in winter. There is a time difference of 3 hours between Morocco and Turkey. Morocco is 3 hours behind Turkey. If it is 4 pm in Turkey, it is 1 pm in Morocco. The currency of Morocco is the dirham. The plural of dirham is read as darahim. It is printed and then distributed by Bank Al-Maghrib, Morocco’s central bank. The ISO 4217 code of the distant dirham is known as MAD and its symbol is known as د.م. 1 Moroccan dirham is 0.75 Turkish lira.
What is the Moroccan climate like?
Due to its geographical location, Morocco has more than one climate. Cities closer to the ocean have a temperate climate. The regions close to the Atlas Mountains have a more desert climate. Mediterranean climate is seen inland. In general, winters in the country are warm and summer seasons are hot. Being an African country, there is a high temperature in the summer period. For this reason, tourists usually go to Morocco in the winter months. Especially between November and March it is recommended to go to Morocco, because the temperatures are lower during these periods.
Moroccan economy and social life
Morocco’s economy has been bad until 1980. The economy improved after relations with the World Bank and the IMH improved. New economic breakthroughs and privatization of systems have improved the economy. The Moroccan economy is generally conducted in the capital Rabat and Casablanca. Agriculture and manufacturing are among Morocco’s most important economic activities.
Although the people of Morocco are not very rich, you can say that the country is culturally rich. Many different cultures lived in Morocco, which enriched the social life. The income gap between rich and poor in the country is very large. However, with the recent economic activities of the country, the life of the workers has become easier.