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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 : July 22, 2014
Official Name Morocco
Lat Long32.0000° N, 6.0000° W
Official LanguageArabic, Tamazight
Major ReligionAccording to CIA World factbook: Muslims: 99% (official; virtually all Sunni, <.1% Shia) others 1% (includes Christian, Jewish, and Baha'i), Jewish about 6,000 (2010 est.)
Form of GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
PresidentMohammed VI (King)
Prime MinisterAbdelilah Benkirane
CurrencyMoroccan dirham (MAD)
GDP$181.9 billion 2013 estimate
Time ZoneWET (UTC+0)