About Morocco

About Morocco

Morocco, an Arab country located in North Africa on the Mediterranean Sea, has been influenced throughout history by civilizations from the north, east and south. It is a country with a rich cultural heritage thanks to the resulting ethnic diversity and a legacy of respect for education and tolerance. Muslims, Christians and Jews have lived together in relative peace for centuries in Morocco.

Size: 446,550 sq km, slightly larger than California
Population: 33,250,000 (est. 2007)
The People: Arab-Berber 99.1%, other 0.7%, Jewish 0.2%
Religions: Muslim 98.7%, Christian 1.1%, Jewish 0.2%
Languages: Arabic, French, Berber dialects
Literacy rate: 52%
Government: Constitutional monarchy.
Current King: King Muhammad VI

For more information on Morocco, see the Wikipedia entry:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco

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