Morocco on a Map
- Get Ready to explore Morocco like never before! With this interactive Morocco map, you will be able to see where the cities are located. Morocco is a country located in North Africa on the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts sharing international borders with Algeria, Mauritania, and Spain via the Strait of Gibraltar.
- Morocco is a country full of exotic locals and wondrous treasures for travelers who desire to see North Africa and explore a moderate Muslim country with a welcoming culture, a wide array of natural beauty, and a vast wealth of history. To get a sense of the topography of Morocco, regions vary from mountainous to fertile plains for agriculture to valleys with extreme climates.
Some Highlights of Northern Morocco on a Map
- Tangier: The city of Tangier is set on the Atlantic coast of Morocco and is located on the Strait of Gibraltar. Tangier is a unique city bearing a multicultural heritage, and it has for centuries been Europe's gateway to Africa. Also, it used to be an international city during the colonial period.
- Tetouan: Located between the Rif Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, Tetouan is a unique display of Andalusian influence and Hispano-Moorish character. The city was home to a population of Andalusian refugees, who transformed Tetouan with their local art and architecture touches. Tetouan medina gained UNESCO World Heritage status in 1997 thanks to the preservation of its original structures.
- Chefchaouen: Nestled at the foot of the charming Rif Mountains is the magical blue city of Chefchaouen. Often referred to as "Chaouen" this hilltop town offers a sense of tranquility with its blue-washed walls, ancient kasbah, and quiet city life. Chefchaouen is ideal for photographers and those looking for a romantic getaway. Enjoy the main city square of Outta Hammam, explore the medina, taste local goat cheese with Chaouen bread called Fegous, and visit the historic kasbah with its weavers and colorful boutiques. Do not miss Ras El Ma, the local waterfall and source of water for Chefchaouen.
- Fez: Fez is the spiritual and cultural capital of Morocco. It features the old Medina of Fez or Fes El-Bali which is the world’s largest car-free urban zone. Fez is the world's best preserved Arab-Muslim historical city. Founded by the Idrisids dynasty in 789 AD, Fes El-Bali has designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1981. One of its most distinctive icons is Bab Boujeloud, or the Blue Gate decorated in Moorish style with traditional Moroccan ornaments.
Some Highlights of Southern Morocco on a Map
- Merzouga: Merzouga is a small village in southeastern Morocco, about 50 kilometers from the Algerian border at the threshold of the Sahara Desert. It is an open door to the golden sand dunes with one of the best sunrises and sunsets in the world. Merzouga offers stargazing, lively local music, dance, and Berber hospitality.
- Zagora: Located in the Draa valley. A sign at the town border states "Tombouctou 52 days", the supposed time it takes to get to Timbuktu Mali on foot or camel. Zagora is also known for international events such as the Zagora Marathon and the Nomads Festival in Mhamid. Zagora cannot be known for its major architectural monuments, although it dates back to the 13th century. Zagora is a common stop on the way to the Sahara Desert. It is the last big town you will pass by on your way to Erg Chigaga, one of the two major dunes in the Moroccan desert.
- Erfoud: Popularly known as the Gate of the Sahara Desert, Erfoud has much more to offer than the first awe-inspiring views of the largest desert. The town is dotted with ksars, the largest one being Maadid, whose bustling streets and quaint houses are a photographer's delight.
- Ouarzazate: The caramel-colored oasis name comes from the Amazigh (Berber) words "ouar", which means without, and "zazate", which means noise, thus resulting in "without noise". Ouarzazate; was founded in 1928 as a small Berber settlement, but thanks to its fantastic location, it grew to become a center of handicrafts and trade. Today this town is an important traffic hub in southern Morocco.
- Erg Chebbi: The Erg Chebbi dunes are located 40 kilometers from Erfoud near the town of Merzouga. This Sahara Desert is one of the most phenomenal destinations in the world, where you can witness a breathtaking sunset from the golden dunes. Also, it is one of the most popular destinations for those interested in a glamping experience in the Sahara Desert.
- Here we are sharing General information about Morocco and Travel requirements for this exotic country.
- General Overview of Morocco
Official languages: Arabic, Berber, French
Major Religion: Islam
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
King: Mohammad VI
Population: 36.91 million
Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
International dialing code: +212
- Local Time: Morocco is in the UTC/GMT +1 time zone (otherwise known as WET).
Religion: About 99% of Moroccans are Muslim. This religion is built on the five fundamental pillars (the Pillars of Islam).
- To believe in only one God, Allah, and that the prophet was Mohammed.
To pray 5-times per day.
To give alms to the poor.
To practice Ramadan.
To make the Haj (the religious pilgrim) to Mecca, the birthplace of Islam.
- The mother tongue is a dialect of Arabic known as Darija. Luckily, in Morocco, many of the locals can speak multiple languages. For example, roughly 80% of Morocco's population speaks French as a second language. Throughout the country.
- There are many other languages in Morocco including Modern Standard Arabic, Berber languages, Darija (Moroccan Arabic), French, Spanish, and English. Impressively, most Moroccans can speak a handful of them.
- How to Get Around in Morocco?
- Depending on the destination of your stay in Morocco, you will find a public transportation system that links between cities and some of the rural regions. There are many ways to travel across the country through taking a taxi, a bus, or train.
- Private Transportation for travelers who prefer traveling the country and using a private car is highly recommended as it offers you the flexibility to stop wherever you want and take the hassle off your journey. We organize Private Morocco Tours using deluxe Mercedes models, Viano, H-1, and 4x4 if required.
- Private Morocco Tours:
- Culture Insider offers a variety of tailor-made private tour itineraries that will enable you to explore and discover the best of Morocco that suits your interests and budget.
- Our Morocco Private Tours is a mix of Imperial cities, a Range of High mountain' peaks, coastline beaches, Medinas/Souks, the international Marrakech, the 1200 years old city, Fez, and more.
Discover the best places to visit in Morocco and what to do when you are there. Get ready to have an amazing time!