Category: Morocco

Morocco is the African country closest to Europe, a “hop” from Spain across the Strait of Gibraltar, which connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. Its location is strategic and was colonized by Phoenicians, Romans and Visigoths, until the region was invaded by the Arabs, in the 7th century. The Portuguese conquered part of the coast, in the 15th century, then came the Spanish and French. Independence was won from France in 1956. In 2017, an article from Nature presented evidence that the oldest known fossils of Homo sapiens, more than 300,000 years old, were found in Jebel Irhoud.┬áIn 2015, Morocco now has only 11 administrative regions (officially 12, including Western Sahara, occupied by Morocco). The population is 34 million residents (2016). The capital is Rabat. Ceuta and Melilla belong to Spain.

Morocco Country Population

Morocco Population

Morocco is a kingdom located in North Africa with coasts both to the Mediterranean and the Atlantic...

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Morocco Facts

Morocco, state of northern Africa; 459,000 km2 (excluding Western Sahara), 36 million residents (2019).Morocco borders east and...

Embassies of Morocco

Embassies of Morocco

List of all Morocco embassies and consulates in foreign countries or regions, including the city where it...

Airports in Morocco

Morocco Airports

As of 2019, there are 24 airports throughout the country of Morocco according to IATA and ICAO....