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Located in North Africa along the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, Morocco shares land borders with Algeria and Western Sahara. As Morocco lays claim to much of the territory of Western Sahara, it also shares borders with Mauritania through this territory. Morocco is just 14 kilometers away from Spain at the narrowest point of the Strait of Gibraltar.
With its location along the Mediterranean Sea, Morocco has a typical Mediterranean climate. The terrain of Morocco varies between coastal plains, mountains, including the Rif range, forests, and the Sahara Desert, which has sand dunes and rocky areas.
Morocco has a population of over 32 million people. Morocco was inhabited by the indigenous Berbers and was later controlled by the Arabs, becoming an Islamic nation. Both the Berbers and the Arabs are major influences in Morocco, together making up almost the entire the population. Both of these cultures have influenced the culture of the country, especially in regards to religion, literature, cuisine, and architecture.
The capital of Morocco is Rabat, a port city, but its largest and most famous city is Casablanca. In addition to these, other major cities in Morocco are Marrakech and Fes. Morocco is divided into 16 regions and further divided into 62 prefectures and provinces.
Last Updated On : February 13, 2013