Mo
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Morocco is located in Northwest Africa. It is one of the native homelands of the indigenous Berber people. Geographically, Morocco is characterised by a rugged mountainous interior, large tracts of desert and a lengthy coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.Its capital is Rabat, and the largest city is Casablanca. The country's Mediterranean climate is similar to that of southern California, with lush forests in the northern and central mountain ranges of the country, giving way to drier conditions and inland deserts further southeast. The Moroccan coastal plains experience remarkably moderate temperatures even in summer, owing to the effect of the cold Canary Current off its Atlantic coast. Morocco has a wide range of biodiversity. It is part of the Mediterranean basin, an area with exceptional concentrations of endemic species and is therefore considered to be a hotspot for conservation priority. Avifauna are notably variant. The avifauna of Morocco includes a total of 454 species, five of which have been introduced by humans, and 156 are rarely or accidentally seen. The Barbary lion is a subspecies native to Morocco and is a national emblem. The other two primary predators of northern Africa, the Atlas bear and Barbary leopard. respectively. The major resources of the Moroccan economy are agriculture, phosphates, and tourism. Industry and mining contribute about one-third of the annual GDP. Morocco is the world's third largest producer of phosphorus after China and the United States. Tourism is one of the most important sectors in Moroccan economy. It is well developed with a strong tourist industry focused on the country's coast, culture, and history. Tourism is the second largest foreign exchange earner in Morocco after the phosphate industry. Morocco's official languages are Arabic and Berber. The country's distinctive group of Moroccan Arabic dialects is referred to as Darija. Approximately 89.8% of the whole population can communicate to some degree in Moroccan Arabic. The Berber language is spoken in three dialects (Tarifit, Tashelhit and Central Atlas Tamazight).French is widely used in governmental institutions, media, mid-size and large companies, international commerce with French-speaking countries, and often in international diplomacy. French is taught as an obligatory language at all schools. Since independence, a veritable blossoming has taken place in painting and sculpture, popular music, amateur theatre, and filmmaking. The Moroccan National Theatre offers regular productions of Moroccan and French dramatic works. Art and music festivals take place throughout the country during the summer months, among them the World Sacred Music Festival at Fès. Each region possesses its own specificities, thus contributing to the national culture and to the legacy of civilization. Morocco has set among its top priorities the protection of its diverse legacy and the preservation of its cultural heritage.
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Tu
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Tunisia is officially the Republic of Tunisia. A sovereign state in Northwest Africa. Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is the northernmost point on the African continent. It is bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Tunisia's name is derived from its capital city, Tunis, which is located on its northeast coast. Tunisia's climate is Mediterranean in the north, with mild rainy winters and hot, dry summers. Geographically, Tunisia contains the eastern end of the Atlas Mountains, and the northern reaches of the Sahara desert. The south of the country is desert. A series of salt lakes, known as chotts or shatts, lie in an east-west line at the northern edge of the Sahara. The lowest point is Chott el Djerid at 17 metres (56 ft) below sea level and the highest is Jebel ech Chambi at 1,544 metres. Among Tunisia's tourist attractions are its cosmopolitan capital city of Tunis, the ancient ruins of Carthage, the Muslim and Jewish quarters of Jerba, and coastal resorts outside of Monastir. According to The New York Times, Tunisia is "known for its golden beaches, sunny weather and affordable luxuries." Sidi Bou Said: a major tourist destination, The front of the capitol at ruins of Dougga, another tourist destination. Tunisia's a population is mainly Berbers and Arabs. Amazighs are concentrated in the Dahar mountains and on the island of Djerba in the south-east and in the Khroumire  mountainous region in the north-west. That said, an important number of genetic and other historical studies point out to the predominance of the Amazighs in Tunisia.  Arabic is the official language, and Tunisian Arabic, known as Tounsi is the national vernacular variety of Arabic and is used by the public. There is also a small minority of speakers of Berber languages known collectively as Jebbali or Shelha. French also plays a major role in Tunisian society, despite having no official status. It is widely used in education the press, and business. Italian is understood and spoken by a small part of the Tunisian population. Shop signs, menus and road signs in Tunisia are generally written in both Arabic and French.
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Li
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Libya is a sovereign state in North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south and Algeria and Tunisia to the west. The country is made of three historical regions: Tripolitania, Fezzan and Cyrena. Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa. The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is located in western Libya. The Libyan Desert, which covers much of Libya, is one of the most arid and sun-baked places on earth.In places, decades may pass without seeing any rainfall at all, and even in the highlands rainfall seldom happens, once every 5–10 years. The town of 'Aziziya, which is located southwest of Tripoli, recorded an air temperature of 58 °C (136.4 °F), considered to be a world record. There are a few scattered uninhabited small oases, usually linked to the major depressions, where water can be found by digging to a few feet in depth. In the west there is a widely dispersed group of oases in unconnected shallow depressions. A series of plateaus and massifs near the centre of the Libyan Desert, around the convergence of the Egyptian-Sudanese-Libyan borders. Libya has the 10th-largest proven oil reserves of any country in the world. The Libyan economy depends primarily upon revenues from the oil sector, which account for over half of GDP and 97% of exports. The World Bank defines Libya as an 'Upper Middle Income Economy', along with only seven other African countries. The original inhabitants of Libya belonged predominantly to various Berber ethnic groups; however, the long series of foreign invasions – particularly by Arabs and Turks – have had a profound and lasting linguistic, cultural, and identity influence on Libya's demographics. According to the CIA, the official language of Libya is Arabic. The local Libyan Arabic variety is spoken alongside Modern Standard Arabic. Various Berber languages are also spoken. The Libyan Amazigh High Council (LAHC) has declared the Amazigh (Berber or Tamazight) language as an official language in the cities and districts inhabited by the Berbers in Libya. In addition, Italian and English are widely understood in the major cities, with the former used in commerce and still spoken among the remaining Italian population. Pasta is the staple food in the Western side of Libya, whereas rice is generally the staple food in the east. Bazeen, a dish made from barley flour and served with red tomato sauce, is customarily eaten communally, with several people sharing the same dish, usually by hand. This dish is commonly served at traditional weddings or festivities. Asida is a sweet version of Bazeen, made from white flour and served with a mix of honey, ghee or butter. Another favorite way to serve Asida is with rub (fresh date syrup) and olive oil. Usban is animal tripe stitched and stuffed with rice and vegetables cooked in tomato based soup or steamed. Shurba is a red tomato sauce-based soup, usually served with small grains of pasta. A very common snack eaten by Libyans is known as khubs bi' tun, literally meaning "bread with tuna fish"usually served as a baked baguette or pita bread stuffed with tuna fish that has been mixed with harissa (chili sauce)and olive oil.  Alcohol consumption is illegal in the entire country.  
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Eg
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Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is a Mediterranean country bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, the Red Sea to the east and south, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. Egypt's long and rich cultural heritage is an integral part of its national identity, which has endured, and often assimilated, various foreign influences, including Greek, Persian, Roman, Arab, Ottoman, and Nubian. The Egyptian civilisation is renowned for design elements in art and architecture, Egyptian blue (calcium copper silicate) a pigment used by Egyptians for thousands of years considered to be the first synthetic pigment, The wall paintings done in the service of the Pharaohs followed a rigid code of visual rules and meanings and also for its colossal pyramids, temples and monumental tombs. Starting from prehistoric age to the modern age, at least 60 museums may be found in Egypt, mainly covering a wide area of these ages.The three main museums in Egypt are The Egyptian Museum which has more than 120,000 items, the Egyptian National Military Museum and the 6th of October Panorama.Egypt celebrates many festivals and religious carnivals, also known as mulid. They are usually associated with a particular Coptic or Sufisaint, but are often celebrated by Egyptians irrespective of creed or religion.  Egyptian music is a rich mixture of indigenous, Mediterranean, African and Western elements.The ancient Egyptians credited one of their gods Hathor with the invention of music, which Osiris in turn used as part of his effort to civilise the world.Today, Egypt is often considered the home of belly dance. Egyptian belly dance has two main styles – raqs baladi and raqs sharqi. Egyptian cuisine is notably conducive to vegetarian diets, as it relies heavily on legume and vegetable dishes.Though food in Alexandria and the coast of Egypt tends to use a great deal of fish and other seafood, Football is the most popular national sport of Egypt. The Egyptian national football team, known as the Pharaohs, won the African Cup of Nations seven times, including three times in a row in 2006, 2008, and 2010. Considered the most successful African national team and one which has reached the top 10 of the FIFA world rankings      
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