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Morocco

The constitutional monarchy of Morocco (Arabic: المغرب al-Maghrib) in north-west Africa with its capital Rabat covers 446,550 km². It is separated from the European continent by the Strait of Gibraltar. Morocco borders the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west and Algeria to the east. The southern border is disputed.

Marokko - Landkarte, Flagge und Wappen

History

Viticulture dates back to the Phoenicians. At the beginning of the 1st century, the Romans took over, named the new province Mauritania (and the population Berber) and introduced grape varieties from the Mediterranean countries. There are numerous archaeological finds. The picture on the left shows a mosaic of the wine god Bacchus in Volubilis, an archaeological site in the prefecture of Meknès. The area was conquered by the Arabs at the end of the 7th century. Due to the early Islamisation and the associated ban on alcohol, viticulture came to a complete standstill.

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