The Moroccan Kingdom is located on the left corner of North Africa, connecting the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea through the Strait of Gibraltar. Its area is
around 700,000 sq km. Check out Morocco photos to view its beautiful beaches, mountains, oases and desert.
The official name of Morocco is the "Kingdom of Morocco". Other names are Maroc and Marrakesh. The name is spelled in Arabic as Al-Mamlaka Al-Maghribiya, Al-Maghrib
or Al-Maghreb, meaning the Western Kingdom. The name Maghreb or Al-Maghreb Al-Arabi also refers to the region that includes in addition to Morocco: Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Mauritania.
Rabat is the political capital of Morocco. Major cities in Morocco are Casablanca (the largest city),
Marrakech, Tangier, Fes, Agadir, Meknes, Tetouan and Oujda.
Tourism in Morocco is an important part of the economy, as well as agriculture, mining and fishing.
Morocco has many beautiful natural scenery such as the Atlas mountains, Sahara Desert, sandy beaches and prehistoric stone circles. It also has many historic and cultural sites,
such as the traditional Islamic architecture, Pillars of Hercules, Venus stone figure on Draa River, Sidi Yahya shrine, University of Al-Karaouine (the oldest university in the world).
Morocco attracts millions visitors each year who come for history, arts and cultural events, natural scenery, ski, desert safaris, outdoor activities, hotels and beach
resorts. Morocco hotels, riads and guesthouses offer high levels of hospitality and services.
The population of Morocco is nearly 33 millions (most of the population are of Berber descent). The main spoken languages are Arabic, Tamazight (Berber language),
French, Spanish and English.
Morocco is famous for its Moroccan food. Traditional Moroccan dishes include tajine, couscous, harira, kefta,
in addition to fish and seafoods dishes. Moroccan sweets include pastilla, doughnuts and honey cakes.