The Kingdom of Morocco
Morocco (المغرب) is the most westerly of the North African countries. It is one of three countries, along with Spain and France, to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines, and it also has a rugged mountain interior and gets snow in the High Atlas Mountains.
Morocco has a population of over 35 million and an area of 710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi). The political capital is Rabat, although the largest city is Casablanca; other major cities include Marrakech, Tangier, Tetoun, Salé, Fes, Agadir, Meknes, Oujda, Kenitra, and Nador. Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbors. Its rich culture is a blend of Arab, Berber (indigenous African) and also other African and European influences.
Morocco is a stable constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco holds vast executive and legislative powers. Executive power is exercised by the government but the king’s decisions usually override those of the government if there is a contradiction.
The main religion is Islam. The official language is Literary Arabic. Moroccan Arabic, referred to as Dareja, Berber and French are also spoken.
See Associated Client Portals for The Kingdom of Morocco: SMIT The Rabat Initiative