Kingdom of Morocco
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Country name: Kingdom of Morocco
Government Type: Constitutional Monarchy
Independence: March 2, 1956 (from France)
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