Moroccan Dessert
 
Morocco Facts

Contents:

  • Geography
  • People
  • Government

Geography

Location

Northwest Africa bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea between Algeria and Western Sahara

Area

446,550 Square KM
(slightly larger than the state of California)

Climate:

Mediterranean to pre-Saharan divided my mountainous Atlas mountains

Elevations:

Lowest Point:
Sebkha Tah -180 ft (-55 m)
Highest Point:
Jebel Toubkal 13,665 ft (4,165 m)

People

Population:

32,725,847

Growth Rate:

1.57%

Birth/Death Rate:

22.29 Births / 1,000
5.64 Deaths / 1,000

Life Expectancy:
Total population: 70.66 years
Male: 68.35 years
Female: 73.07 years (2005 est.)

Nationality:

Moroccan(s)

Ethnicity:

.7% Other
.2% Jewish

Religions :

98.7% Muslim
1.1% Christian
.2% Jewish

Languages :

Arabic (official)
Berber
French (language of business, government, and diplomacy)


Government

Country Name :

Kingdom of Morocco (long form)
Morocco (short form)

Type :

Constitutional Monarchy

Capital :

Rabat

Independence :

March 2, 1956 (from France)

National Holiday :

Throne Day (accention of King Mohamed VI, July 30, 1999)

Constitution :

March 10, 1972, revised 4 September 1992, amended (to create bicameral legislature) September 1996

Flag Description :

Red with a green pentacle (five-pointed, linear star) known as Sulayman's (Solomon's) seal in the center of the flag; red and green are traditional colors in Arab flags. Design dates to 1912

Flag of Morocco


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