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Kingdom of Morocco
Motto: 
الله، الوطن، الملك  (Arabic)
ⴰⴽⵓⵛ, ⴰⵎⵓⵔ, ⴰⴳⵍⵍⵉⴷ (Standard Moroccan Tamazight)
"God, Homeland, King"
Anthem: 
النشيد الوطني المغربي  (Arabic)
ⵉⵣⵍⵉ ⴰⵏⴰⵎⵓⵔ ⵏ ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ  (Standard Moroccan Tamazight)
(English: "National Anthem of Morocco")
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
(2014[5])
Religion
Demonym(s)Moroccan
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy[6]
• King
Mohammed VI
Aziz Akhannouch
LegislatureParliament
House of Councillors
House of Representatives
Establishment
788
• Alaouite dynasty (current dynasty)
1631
30 March 1912
7 April 1956
Area
• Total
710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi)
or 446,550 km2 (172,410 sq mi)[b]
(39th or 57th)
• Water (%)
0.056 (250 km2)
Population
• 2020 estimate
37,112,080[7] (39th)
• 2014 census
33,848,242[8]
• Density
50.0/km2 (129.5/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$332.358 billion[9]
• Per capita
$9,339[9]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$122.458 billion[9]
• Per capita
$3,441[9]
Gini (2015)40.3[10]
medium
HDI (2019)Increase 0.686[11]
medium · 121st
CurrencyMoroccan dirham (MAD)
Time zoneUTC+1[12]
Driving sideright
Calling code+212
ISO 3166 codeMA
Internet TLD.ma
المغرب.
  1. ^ Official religion.
  2. ^ 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 northwesternmost 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 446,550 km2 (172,410 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.