Moroccan Profile
Moroccan Profile

Morocco, officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco, located in Northern Africa. It is the most westerly of the North African countries known as the Maghreb - the "Arab West".

Location & Area:

  • Northern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Western Sahara.
  • It covers an area of 446,550 km2.

Capital:

  • Rabat

National Day:

  • July 30 (National Day)

Climate:

  • Mediterranean, becoming more extreme in the interior.

Terrain:

  • Mountainous northern coast (Rif Mountains) and interior (Atlas Mountains) bordered by large plateaus with intermontane valleys, and fertile coastal plains.

Population:

  • 34,314,130 (July 2018 estimate)

Languages:

  • Arabic (official);
  • Berber dialects-French

Flag:

  • Morocco’s flag is red with a green pentacle (five-pointed, linear star) in the center of the flag.

Currency:

  • Moroccan dirham (Dh)

Administrative divisions:

  • It is divided into 11 regions includes; Beni Mellal-Khenifra, Casablanca-Settat, Draa-Tafilalet, Fes-Meknes, Guelmim-Oued Noun, Laayoune-Sakia al Hamra, Oriental, Marrakech-Safi, Rabat-Sale-Kenitra, Souss-Massa and Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima.

Constitution:

  • It is latest drafted on June 17, 2011 and approved by referendum on July 1, 2011

Regime:

  • Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy

King of Morocco:

  • Mohammed VI

Natural resources:

  • Phosphates, iron ore, manganese, lead, zinc, fish and salt.

Economy:

  • Agriculture products: Barley, wheat, citrus fruits, grapes, vegetables, olives and livestock.
  • Industries: Automotive parts, phosphate mining and processing, aerospace, food processing, leather goods, textiles, construction, energy and tourism.
  • Main exports: Clothing and textiles, automobiles, electric components, inorganic chemicals, transistors, crude minerals, fertilizers (including phosphates), petroleum products, citrus fruits, vegetables, fish.
  • Main imports: Crude petroleum, textile fabric, telecommunications equipment, wheat, gas and electricity, transistors, plastics.