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Learn more about Morocco.
Flag of Morocco Morocco
Population: 32,209,101 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Rabat
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An Introduction to Morocco
Morocco's long struggle for independence from France ended in 1956. The internationalized city of Tangier was turned over to the new country that same year. Morocco virtually annexed Western Sahara during the late 1970s, but final resolution on the status of the territory remains unresolved. Gradual political reforms in the 1990s resulted in the establishment of a bicameral legislature in 1997. Parliamentary elections were held for the second time in September 2002 and municipal elections were held in September 2003.

Morocco map

Map of Morocco ( Location ) : 32 00 N, 5 00 W, Northern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Western Sahara. For additional reports and educational information specific to Morocco, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Moroccan Flag
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.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Morocco.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 1.61%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 68.06 yrs - Male
    • 72.74 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 1,219,200 (2003)

Televisions:
    • 3.1 million (1997)

Radios:
    • 6,640,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .ma

Did you know ... People from Morocco are called Moroccans
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook