Morocco is about the size of the state of California, located on the northwest corner of Africa. Home to lively medinas, the vast Sahara, and rocky mountains, Morocco offers great beauty at every turn. Moroccan culture is closely connected to Islam, and contains a combination of Arab, European, and African influences. When people experience good or back luck, Moroccans tend to attribute the cause to God (Allah). Moroccans typically value family, honor, and a calm disposition. The ability to control one’s temper is respected in Moroccan culture.