Africa

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Morocco

Morocco

According to Countryaah.com, Morocco is a country in northwestern Africa. It borders Western Sahara to the southwest, and Algeria to the east. The capital is Rabat and Casablanca is the country’s largest city. The official language is Arabic. In addition, Berber is spoken in parts of the country, just as French and Spanish are widespread due to the country’s past as a French protectorate and Spanish area of ​​interest.

The population consists of Arabs (65%), Berbers (33%) and others (2%). The vast majority of the population is Muslim (99%), most of them Sunni Muslims.

In ancient times, in northern Morocco there was a kingdom, Mauritania, which in 43 AD. came under Rome. In the 5th century, the Vandals invaded Morocco, and after a short time under the Eastern Romans, the country was conquered by the Arabs.

Irrigation of land forms the basis of agricultural goods for export. Vegetables and citrus fruits are exported. For own use, maize, wheat and barley are usually produced in small farms. In the mountains cattle are kept. Overpopulation has caused the population to cultivate intensely, harming nature. Excessive cattle farming has created arid areas. Primary occupations employ approx. 46% of the population. Fishing is to some extent around the coasts.

The biggest economic problems in Morocco concern unemployment. In 2008, it is estimated to be 7.8%. The country’s youth in particular are out of work, which has led to illegal emigration, especially to France and Spain. These send money home to Morocco.

  • CAPITAL CITY: Discount
  • LANGUAGE: Arabic
  • CURRENCY: Moroccan dirham
  • POPULATION: 33 million

Seychelles

Seychelles

The Seychelles is located in Africa and is an archipelago consisting of 116 islands. The island state is located in the Indian Ocean, 1500 km east of the continent of Africa and is located northeast of Madagascar. The country is close to Madagascar, the Comoros, Mauritius, Reunion, Mayotte, Zanzibar and the Maldives. These territories and states have good cooperation. The country is about 2.5 times larger than the US capital Washington DC. Over 80% of the population lives on the main island of Mahé.

The Seychelles has a tropical rainy climate. All the large islands have narrow coastal stripes, with bright beaches and a high hinterland. Among the highlands you will find the Seychelles’ largest mountain Morne Seychellois. This mountain is located 905 meters above sea level.

In 2012, the Seychelles had an estimated GDP per capita of 26,200 US dollars, which is the highest of the countries in Africa. Unemployment in the country averaged 2.7% in the period 2004-2011. Tourism is one of the main sources of income for the country and about 30% of the workers in the country work in this sector.

  • CAPITAL CITY: Victoria
  • LANGUAGE: English, French, Seychellois Creole
  • CURRENCY: Seychellois Rupee
  • AREA: 1500 sq.km. (115 islands)
  • POPULATION92000

Tanzania

Tanzania

The geography of Tanzania is one of the most varied and unique in the world. The country contains Africa’s highest point, Kilimanjaro, as well as lakes, mountains and many nature reserves. Africa’s lowest point is Lake ‘Asal in Djibouti.

The climate in Tanzania varies from hot and humid along the coast to more temperate climates in the higher center of the country. Tanzania has two rainy seasons, one long and heavy from March to May, and a shorter, lighter one from November to January.

The population of Tanzania consists of more than 130 different tribes. Some tribes are very large and widespread throughout the country, while others are very small and can consist of less than 1,000 people. The largest tribe is “Sukuma”, which has more than 5.5 million members. 95 percent of the population is Bantu.

  • CAPITAL CITY: Dodoma
  • LANGUAGE: Swahili
  • CURRENCY: Tanzanian shilling
  • AREA: +255
  • POPULATION: 25 million