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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Morocco

Kingdom of Morocco
Motto: 
الله، الوطن، الملك  (Arabic)
ⵕⴱⴱⵉ, ⴰⵎⵓⵔ, ⴰⴳⵍⵍⵉⴷ (Standard Moroccan Tamazight)
"God, Homeland, King"
Anthem: 
النشيد الوطني  (Arabic)
ⵉⵣⵍⵉ ⴰⵏⴰⵎⵓⵔ  (Standard Moroccan Tamazight)
"National Anthem"
Location of Morocco in northwest Africa. Dark green: Undisputed territory of Morocco. Lighter green: Western Sahara, a territory claimed and occupied mostly by Morocco as its Southern Provinces[note 1]
Location of Morocco in northwest Africa.
Dark green: Undisputed territory of Morocco.
Lighter green: Western Sahara, a territory claimed and occupied mostly by Morocco as its Southern Provinces[note 1]
CapitalRabat
34°02′N 6°51′W / 34.033°N 6.850°W / 34.033; -6.850
Largest cityCasablanca
33°32′N 7°35′W / 33.533°N 7.583°W / 33.533; -7.583
Official languages
Spoken languages
Foreign languages
Ethnic groups
(2021)[5]
Religion
Demonym(s)Moroccan
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy[7]
• King
Mohammed VI
Aziz Akhannouch
LegislatureParliament
House of Councillors
House of Representatives
Establishment
788
• 'Alawi dynasty (current dynasty)
c. 1668
30 March 1912
7 April 1956
Area
• Total
446,300 km2 (172,300 sq mi)
or 710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi)[a]
(39th or 57th)
• Water (%)
0.056 (250 km2)
Population
• 2022 estimate
36,759,677[8] (39th)
• 2014 census
33,848,242[9]
• Density
50.0/km2 (129.5/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2022 estimate
• Total
Increase$331.542 billion[10] (58th)
• Per capita
Increase$9,041[10] (128th)
GDP (nominal)2022 estimate
• Total
Increase$130.062 billion[10] (60th)
• Per capita
Increase$3,629[10] (134th)
Gini (2015)40.3[11]
medium
HDI (2019)Increase 0.686[12]
medium · 121st
CurrencyMoroccan dirham (MAD)
Time zoneUTC+1[13]
UTC+0 (during Ramadan)[14][15][16]
Driving sideright
Calling code+212
ISO 3166 codeMA
Internet TLD.ma
المغرب.
  1. ^ The area 446,550 km2 (172,410 sq mi) excludes all disputed territories, while 710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi) includes the Moroccan-claimed and partially-controlled parts of Western Sahara (claimed as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic by the Polisario Front). Morocco also claims Ceuta and Melilla, making up about 22.8 km2 (8.8 sq mi) more claimed territory.

Morocco

Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is the westernmost country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and has land borders with Algeria to the east, and the disputed territory of Western Sahara to the south. Morocco also claims the Spanish exclaves of Ceuta, Melilla and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, and several small Spanish-controlled islands off its coast. It spans an area of 446,300 km2 (172,300 sq mi) or 710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi), with a population of roughly 37 million. Its official and predominant religion is Islam, and the official languages are Arabic and Berber; the Moroccan dialect of Arabic and French are also widely spoken. Moroccan identity and culture is a vibrant mix of Berber, Arab, and European cultures. Its capital is Rabat, while its largest city is Casablanca.