Morocco Overview

Country Profile

Morocco is located in the northwest end of Africa, all known as the Kingdom of Morocco. “Morocco” in Arabic means “far West.” An area of 459,000 square kilometers (excluding Western Sahara). Population of 30.99 million, 80% were Arabs. Residents are Muslim. Arabic is the language, but French. Currency dirham. Capital Rabat (Rabat).

Morocco National Flag

Morocco’s flag is red from the color of early Morocco. The green five-pointed star has two explanations: green is the color favored by Mohammed and the five-pointed star is a symbol of the people of Islamic faith.

Morocco Country Flag

History Summary

The earliest inhabitants were Berbers. In the seventh century, Arabs entered. The Arab dynasty was established in 1660. May 1912 be reduced to 50 on the French protectorate. November 27 the same year, France and Spain sign a “Treaty of Madrid” long and narrow area in northern Morocco and southern Spain Ifni, etc. zoning protected. In 1953, France deposed and exiled Mohammed V, a separate Arafat for the Sudan. In January 1955, France was forced to agree with Mohammed V. On March 2, 1956, it gained independence. On August 14, 1957, the country was called the Kingdom of Morocco, as renamed by the king.

Economy and Culture Overview

Morocco is Africa’s largest fish producer and its sardine export volume ranks first in the world. Most sardines are processed into canned or frozen and sold around the world. Its phosphate reserves account for 75% of the world’s reserves (about 64 billion tons). Again, the export volume ranks first in the world. The Morocco Carew was built in AD 859 by the university, which is the world’s oldest university. It specializes in Islamic studies and is a research institution of higher learning. The university library possesses several hundred thousand Islamic books. The ancient city of Casablanca is now famous for the movie of the same name. It is the largest port city in Morocco and the most modern industry in the country is concentrated here.


This northern city has 1100 years of history. It was established as the first Arab city of Morocco and is divided into two parts: Sub Metro and the Old Town. The Old Town’s architectural forms, living habits and mode of production remain in the medieval style. It remains mainly engaged in pottery, porcelain, bronzes, carpets, silk, embroidery and leather goods manufacture. Islamic features such as ancient castles, palaces, mosques and museums abound.

Morocco Map

Morocco Map

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