Morocco


Flag of Morocco

Morocco Flag Description. Red with a green pentacle (five-pointed, linear star) known as Sulayman's (Solomon's) seal in the center of the flag; red and green are traditional colors in Arab flags, although the use of red is more commonly associated with the Arab states of the Persian gulf; design dates to 1912.


Map of Morocco
Meaning of Country’s nameIt’s full Arabic name is al-Mamlaka al-Maġribiyya, which translates to ‘The Western Kingdom’
CapitalRabat
Largest CitiesCasablanca, Rabat, Fez, Marrakech, Agadir, Tangiers, Meknes, Oujda, Kenitra
Population32,987,206 (2014 est)
Country Code212
Internet Country Code.ma
Area172,414 sq mi (446,550 km sq)
Area-ComparativeSlightly larger than California
Bordering CountriesAlgeria, Western Sahara, Spain
Date of Founding (Current State)April 7, 1956
Type of GovernmentConstitutional Monarchy
Languages SpokenArabic, English, Spanish, Berber Languages
Religions PracticedIslam (99%), Other 1% (includes Christian, Jewish, and Baha’i)
GDP per Capita$5,500 (2013 est) (USD)
Latest GDP Growth Rate5.1% (2013 est)
Top ExportsClothing, Textiles, Electric Components, Inorganic chemicals, Crude Minerals, Petroleum Products, Citrus Fruits, Fish
National HolidaysNew Year’s Day – January 1, Manifesto of Independence – January 11, Aid al-Mawlid (Prophet’s Birthday) – February 26, Labor Day – May 1, Feast of the Throne – July 30, Fete Oued Eddahab (Oued Eddahab Allegiance Day) – August 14, Revolution du Roi et du Peuple (Anniversary of the King and the People’s Revolution) – August 20, King Mohammed’s Birthday – August 21, Aid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) – September 10, Marche Verte (Anniversary of the Green March) – November 6, Aid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) – November 16, Fete de I’Independance (Independence Day) – November 18, Faith Muharram (Muslim New Year) – December 7
Money CurrencyMoroccan dirham (MAD)
National Sports TeamsMorocco National Cricket Team, Morocco Davis Cup Team, Morocco Fed Cup Team, Morocco National Futsal Team, Morocco National Football team, Morocco National Rugby League Team, Morocco Men’s National Water Polo Team, Morocco National Rugby Union Team
Random FactMorocco is the 5th richest country in Africa

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