Morocco is officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco. Among the North African countries, the Kingdom of Morocco is most westerly. Morocco has an interesting history of independence which is unique. The amalgamation of Berber, Arab, African and European influences makes its rich culture.
Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
446,550 square km
32,644,370 (2012 estimate)
Climate and Geography
The climate in Morocco is Mediterranean in the North. However, it becomes more extreme towards the interior regions. 12% of the land is covered by forests. 18% of the land is arable out of which 5% is irrigated. The country has Atlas mountain range which not only divides the country into different terrains but also cause a variation in climatic zones. Several different climates like Mediterranean and Maritime Temperate allow different species of oaks, junipers, carpets, Atlantic cedars and many other plants. This leads to the formation of very extensive and rich humid cloud forests. On the other side there is the big Sahara desert. Here, the interesting features are oasis, sand dunes and rocky desert landscapes.
Morocco’s marine transport is dynamic with tourist oriented approach. The other modes of transport such as railways, roads/highways and airways are also in a very good shape and infrastructure.