MOROCCO
Updated 31 July 2012
Kingdom of Morocco is located in the northwest of the African Continent with a population of 32,309,239, making it
the 38th largest national population. Its capital is
Rabat and its largest city is Casablanca with a total population of
3,631,061. The country encompasses 446,550 square kilometers making it the 57th largest country in total area. It
shares boundaries with Mediterranean Sea, Algeria, Western Sahara, North Atlantic Ocean and Strait of Gibraltar.

King Mohamed VI is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through heredity and holds that position
for life or abdication. His Heir Apparent is Crown Prince Moulay Al-Hassan. Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane is
recognized as the Head of Government and achieves that status through appointment by the monarch following
legislative elections. Its form of government is Constitutional Monarchy and they celebrated the creation of their
constitution on the 10th of March 1972.

The languages commonly or official spoken are Arabic, Berber dialects and French for commerce and government. It
counts among its major religions Muslim, Christian and Jewish. As sources of mass communication it has 27 AM, 25
FM, 6 Short Wave and 35 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Sebkha-tah as its highest point with an elevation of 4,168 Meters and Jebal-Toubkal as
its lowest point, with an elevation of –55 Meters. Its principal waterway is Strait of Gibraltar, which measures 5,835
coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are Phosphate, Rock
mining/processing, Food processing, Leather goods, Textiles, Construction and Tourism. Its official currency is the
Moroccan Dirham.

Here’s something you may not know about Morocco. The word Morocco was derived from Marrakesh, the capital
city in the 11th and 12th centuries. Marrakesh means “a pass” which was a very important stop on the caravan routes
through the Atlas Mountains.
Ait Benhaddou - The
kasbah in the early
evening
A Berber man in
Tamtettoucht, in the
Atlas Mountains
El Jadida city wall, on
the Atlantic coast
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Attajdid
Hassan II Mosque in
Casablanca-
Morocco's largest city
Jebel Toubkal in the
Atlas Mountains-
Morocco's highest point
Kefta- a traditional
Moroccan dish
Rabat- the capital of
Morocco
The Rift Mountains of
Morocco as seen
across the Strait of
Gibraltar
Sebkha Tah-
Morocco's lowest point
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.1% (2009 est.)

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Cabo Negro near
Tatouan
Fort Tafaya on the
Atlantic Coast-
Morocco's
westernmost point
Iche- Morocco's
easternmost point on
the border with Algeria
Ksar Sghir near
Tangier- Morocco's
northernmost point on
the Strait of Gibraltar
The food market at
Marrakech
Ouarzazate
The border station into
Western Sahara-
Morocco's
southernmost point