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A report on Morocco and Africa in general

Maeve Companik

on 14 February 2013

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Morocco and Africa By Maeve Companik Africa Africa is the second largest continent
in the world with the second
largest population. In fact Africa
covers six percent of the earths total
surface. Africa has fifty-three countries
and nine territories. The Largest country in
Africa is Algeria and
the smallest is Seychelles.
The largest city is Cairo.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the
highest point. Lake Victoria
is the largest lake and Lake Tanganyika is the deepest.
The largest river is the Nile
River. Algeria Algeria is an Islamic country that is more formally referred to as the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria. Algeria consists of 48 provinces and 1,541 communes. With a population that is over 37 million it is the thirty-fourth most populated country in the world. Algeria's economy is oil based and has the second largest army in Africa. Algeria is a member of the following organizations: the African Union, the Arab League, OPEC, the United Nations, and is the founder of the Arab Maghreb Union. Their national motto is "By the people for the people" and the capital and largest city is Algiers. Seychelles Seychelles is an island nation in the Indian ocean northeast of Madagascar. Seychelles is more formally referred to as the Republic of Seychelles. Seychelles has the smallest population of any African state at 86,525. Seychelles's official languages are English, French, and Seychellois Creole. Seychelles largest city and capital is Victoria. Cairo Cairo is the capital of Egypt and
is located on the Nile delta. Cairo
has been nicknamed "the City of a
Thousand minarets" because of its
islamic architecture. Cairo is often
associated with ancient Egypt
along with Memphis and Giza.
Its official name means "the
Vanquisher". Mount Kilimanjaro Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant
volcanic mountain in Tanzania.
Mount Kilimanjaro is 19,341 feet
above sea level. Lake Victoria Lake Victoria is one of the
Great African Lakes and is
named after Queen Victoria
of the United Kingdom. Lake
Victoria is the largest tropical
lake in the world and the largest
lake in Africa with a surface
area of 68,800 square kilometers. Lake Tanganyika Lake Tanganyika is also one of
the Great African Lakes. Lake
Tanganyika is the second largest
freshwater lake in the world and
the deepest Lake in Africa. In fact
Lake Tanganyika is the second
deepest lake in the world, rivaled
only by Lake Baikal in Siberia. The Nile River The Nile river is 6650 km long,
and is thought to be the longest
river in the world. The Nile runs
through Sudan, south Sudan,
Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic
Republic of the Congo, Tanzania,
Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Egypt. Ras ben Sakka Ras ben Sakka is the northernmost
tip of Africa. It is located in the
country of Tunisia and is 950
meters away from Cap Blanc. Cape Agulhas Cape Agulhas is a rocky head
land in South Africa, It is
Africa's Southernmost tip as well.
Cape Agulhas is also the official
dividing point between the indian
Ocean and the Atlantic ocean. The Great Rift Valley The Great Rift Valley is 6000
kilometers long and runs from
Syria to Mozambique. The Great
rift Valley was given its name
by John Walter Gregory- a british
explorer- in the late nineteenth century. the Sahara Desert The Sahara is the worlds hottest desert. The Sahara is the worlds biggest sand desert and the third largest desert. The Sahara covers over 9,400,000 square kilometers, it stretches from the red sea to part of the Mediterranean coast. Some of the tallest sand dunes measure 590 feet. African Wildlife Giraffes are the tallest land mammals. The giraffe's scientific name is Giraffa Camelopardolis. this is because the giraffe has spots like a leopard and a long neck like a camel. However the giraffes closest living relative is the Okapi. An adult giraffe is usually around seventeen feet tall and babies right when they're born are about six feet tall. The Giraffe's main food source are acacia leaves. Most animals can't eat acacia leaves because they are covered in thorns. However, the giraffes tongue is specially designed to eat them. Their tongues are over a foot long with a layer of tough skin and a thick layer of mucus. Giraffes Nile Crocodile The Nile crocodile, also known as the common crocodile inhabits eighteen countries including Egypt, Madagascar, and Uganda. The Nile crocodile is the largest crocodilian in Africa. The average male is from eleven to sixteen feet long. A very old male can some times measure up to eighteen feet or more! The males are about thirty percent larger than the females that usually measure around seven to thirteen feet. Camels There are two types of camels, Bactrian,
or the two humped camel, and the
Dromedary, or the one humped camel,
the latter hailing from Africa and the
middle east. Camels are expected to live
to be from forty to fifty and grow to
about six feet tall. the male dromedary
camel has an organ called a dulla on
there neck that it inflates to assert
dominance and attract a mate. Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt is a ancient civilization
that existed in the Nile valley and Delta.
The civilization lasted for many dynasties
before it was eventually overthrown by
the Kush. Languages There are hundreds of languages spoken
in Africa. Many of which originated in
Africa. Some, however, are European or
Arab. Some of the most commonly spoken
languages are English, French, and Arabic Morocco Morocco has a Mediterranean climate Morocco's capital is Rabat
and largest city is
Casablanca. Moroccan food is very diverse Morocco is 98.7% muslim, 1.1% christian, and 0.2% jewish.
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