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Kingdom of Morocco

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Country name: Kingdom of Morocco

Government Type: Constitutional Monarchy

Independence: March 2, 1956 (from France)

Capital: Rabat

Geographic Location: Morocco lies in the far-north of west Africa, bordering Algeria from east and south-east, Mauritania and Western Sahara region from south and it overlooks both Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean from north.

Geographic Area: 446,550 km2.

Population:34,343,219 (July 2007 est.)

Ethnic groups: Arab-Berber.

Languages: Arabic (official) – Berber dialects-French.

Historical glimpse: In 1912, the French imposed a protectorate over the country. A protracted independence struggle with France ended success-fully in 1956 and Morocco was proclaimed an dependent monarchy. On its throne ascended King Mohammed I. Today’s Head of state is King Mohammed VI, since (July 30, 1999).

GDP: $127 billion (2007 est.)

GDP (real growth rate): 2.1 % (2007 est.)

Agricultural Products: Barely-wheat-citrus-vegetables- olives and livestock.

Industries: Phosphate mining - food processing - leather goods - tourism.

Currency: Moroccan dirham.

Reg. Org Membership: AU - Organization of the Arab League - AMU OIC - OIF

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