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Kingdom of Morocco

  • المملكة المغربية  (Arabic)
    Al-Mamlakah al-Maġribiyah

  • ⵜⴰⴳⵍⴷⵉⵜ ⵏ ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ  (Berber)
    Tagldit N Lmġrib
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: 
الله، الوطن، الملك  (Arabic)
Allāh, al-Waṭan, al-Malik
ⴰⴽⵓⵛ, ⴰⵎⵓⵔ, ⴰⴳⵍⵍⵉⴷ  (Tamazight)
Akuc, Amur, Agllid
"God, Homeland, King"
Anthem: 
النشيد الوطني المغربي  (Arabic)
Cherifian Anthem
Dark green: Internationally recognized territory of Morocco.Lighter striped green: Western Sahara, a non-decolonized territory claimed by Morocco as its Southern Provinces.
Dark green: Internationally recognized territory of Morocco.
Lighter striped green: Western Sahara, a non-decolonized territory claimed by Morocco as its Southern Provinces.
CapitalRabat
34°02′N6°51′W / 34.033°N 6.850°W / 34.033; -6.850
Largest cityCasablanca
Official languages
Recognised national languagesFrench

English

Spanish
Ethnic groups (2012[2])
DemonymMoroccan
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryconstitutional monarchy[3]
 - KingMohammed VI
 - Prime MinisterAbdelilah Benkirane
LegislatureParliament
 - Upper houseHouse of Councillors
 - Lower houseHouse of Representatives
Independence
 - from FranceMarch 2, 1956 
 - from SpainApril 7, 1956 
Area
 - Total446 550 km2[f] or 710,850 km2 [f]  (58th or 40th)
172,487 sq mi
 - Water (%)0.056 (250 km2)
Population
 - 2013 estimate32,878,400[4] (38th)
 - Density73.1/km2 (122nd)
189.3/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2013 estimate
 - Total$181.9 billion[5] (56th)
 - Per capita$5,537[5] (114th)
GDP (nominal)2013 estimate
 - Total$107.1 billion[5] (59th)
 - Per capita$3,260[5] (117th)
Gini (2007)40.9[6]
medium
HDI (2013)Increase 0.591
medium ·130th
CurrencyMoroccan dirham (MAD)
Time zoneWET(UTC+0)
 - Summer (DST)WEST (UTC+1)
Drives on theright
Calling code+212
ISO 3166 codeMA
Internet TLD.ma
a.^French is also used in official government documents and by the business community, although it has no official status.[2]
b.^ 13.5% fluent, 19.5% partially fluent.[7]
c.^ See Languages of Morocco.
d.^ Primarily Riffian, Shilha and Central Tamazight.
e.^ Primarily Darija and Hassaniya.
f.^ The area 446,550 km2 (172,410 sq mi) excludes all disputed territories, while 710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi) includes the Moroccan-administered parts of Western Sahara (claimed as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic by the Polisario Front).

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 26, 2012


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