Geography: Canary Islands and Algeria

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Geography is the study of Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments and one thing that geographers say is people do not live where it is too hot, too cold, too humid, and too dry. With this statement one would thing that Morocco is not a place anyone would live because of its dry hot weather, however, Morocco has a population of 33 million people, according to the website. Morocco is located in the Maghreb region of North Africa which is in the upper left hand side of Africa next to the Canary Islands and Algeria. Morocco is known for its rugged mountainous interior and large portions of desert. The climate is Mediterranean in the north and in some mountains, which becomes more extreme towards the interior regions. Morocco has approximately 12% of forests but only 5% is irrigated which means that there isn’t much water that the people can drink or use for their crops. Without that imperative water Morocco would lose their exports; winter wheat and barley, with vegetables, fruits, grapes, and olives.
These products along with textiles, electric components, and petroleum products bring in 22 billion dollars in exporting to France, Spain, and Brazil. Morocco’s main import and export ally is France which controls 60% of foreign direct investment. France is still Morocco’s number one trading partner but Moroccan and US trade has been going up, in fact it has risen from $1.4 billion to $2.3 billion within one year. In 2006 Moroccan

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