Kingdom of Morocco

Morocco
  • KEY FACTS
  • Capital city : Rabat
  • مجال: 710,850
  • Currency: Moroccan Dirham
  • Official Languages: arabic , french
  • Calling code: +212
  • Independance Day: أبريل 07, 1956
  • Population: 36,472,000

Morocco (/məˈrɒkoʊ/ (About this soundlisten); Arabic: المغرب‎, romanized: al-Maġrib, lit. 'place the sun sets; the west'; Standard Moroccan Tamazight: ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ, romanized: lmeɣrib; French: Maroc), officially the Kingdom of Morocco (Arabic: المملكة المغربية‎, romanized: al-Mamlaka al-Maġribiyya, lit. 'The Western Kingdom'; Standard Moroccan Tamazight: ⵜⴰⴳⵍⴷⵉⵜ ⵏ ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ, romanized: tageldit n lmaɣrib; French: Royaume du Maroc), is a country located in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, with land borders with Algeria to the east and Western Sahara (status disputed) to the south. Morocco also claims the exclaves of Ceuta, Melilla and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, all of them under Spanish jurisdiction, as well as several small Spanish-controlled islands off its coast.[11] The capital is Rabat and the largest city is Casablanca.[12] Morocco spans an area of 710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi) and has a population of over 36 million.