Official English Name: Kingdom of Morocco
Official Local Name(s): المملكة المغربية (Arabic)
ⵜⴰⴳⵍⴷⵉⵜ ⵏ ⵍⵎⴰⵖⵔⵉⴱ (Tamazight)
Common English Name: Morocco
Capital: Rabat

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Official Language(s)

Arabic, Tamazight
Secondary Languages: French, Tachelhit, Tarifit

Resources

Phosphates, Iron ore, Manganese, Lead, Zinc, Fish, Salt

Neighbors

Algeria (East), Mauritania (South, through Western Sahara)

Ethnic groups

Arab (71.3%), Berber (18.0%), Shilha (9.2%), Moor (0.6%), European (<0.1%)

People

Est. Population:

33,655,786

Demonym:

Moroccan

Religions:

Muslim (99.6%)
Christian (0.2%)

Largest City:

Casablanca (3,359,818)

Other Cities:

Fez (1,112,072)
Tangier (947,952)
Marrakech (928,850)
Salé (920,403)
Meknes (835,695)

Geography

Region:

Northern Africa (Maghreb)

Bodies of Water:

Atlantic Ocean (West)

Total Area:

446,550 km2 (99.9% land, 0.1% water)

Total Land:

2,020.5 km

Total Coastline:

1,835 km

Climate

Mediterranean

Terrain:

Mountainous
Plateaus
Valleys
Plains

Highest Point

Jebel Toubkal (4,165 m)

Lowest Point

Sebkha Tah (-55 m)

Natural Disasters

Droughts
Earthquakes

Government

Type:

Constitutional monarchy

Heads of State:

King Mohammed VI

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Saadeddine Othmani

Admin. Divisions

15 Regions

Independence:

2 March 1956 (from France)

Nat'l Symbol:

Pentacle

Nat'l Anthem:

Hymne Cherifien

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$8,200 (USD)

Currency

د.م (Moroccan Dirham)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = د.م (Moroccan Dirham)9.39

Communication

Internet Code

.ma

Telephone Code

+212

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Cultural Notes

Refusing tea when offered is considered rude and disrespectful.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mo.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/MO (Ethnic and religious data)
http://rgph-2014.hcp.ma/attachment/562303/ (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 14 November 2016