Located in the northwest of Africa Morocco has a lengthy coastline of both the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. A rugged and remote interior punctuated by mountains. And large sections of the southeast lies in the Sahara Desert. The capital of Morocco is Rabat, which lies at the mouth of the Bou Regreg, and is one of the four imperial cities of the country. Its medina (old town) is listed as a World Heritage Site. The largest city in the country is the port of Casablanca, with a population of approximately 3.4 million urban inhabitants.
Morocco generally has a moderate and subtropical climate, with cool breezes from the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Yet as you travel farther inland the temperatures are more extreme, with colder winters and hotter summers.
Arab and Berber are the official languages, with French widely spoken.
You are likely to fly to the Mohammed V International Airport, located in Casablanca, which is the busiest in Morocco, and the fourth busiest in Africa, with approximately 8 million passengers per year. Alternatively, the Marrakesh Menara Airport serves the more interior regions of the country.
Despite being a year-round destination with distinct regions varying in climate, the peak time to visit in April and May, when the weather is warm and dry.
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