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Territory in northwest Africa, ruled since 1956 by the al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah

Morocco (Arabic: المَغرِب‎, translit. al-maġrib, lit. 'place the sun sets; the west'; Berber languages: ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ, translit. Lmeɣrib), officially the Kingdom of Morocco (Arabic: المملكة المغربية‎, translit. al-Mamlakah al-Maghribiyah, lit. 'The Western Kingdom'; Berber languages: ⵜⴰⴳⵍⴷⵉⵜ ⵏ ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ, translit. Tageldit n Lmaɣrib), is a country located in Northwest Africa. It is one of the native homelands of the indigenous Berbers. Geographically, Morocco is characterized by a rugged mountainous interior, large tracts of desert and a lengthy coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 32° N — Longitude: 6° W

Area: 446,550 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: MA

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2021
2019: 5.9, Rank: 134, Personal Freedom: 5.33, Economic Freedom: 6.69
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.42, Rank: 118
Morocco | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2022
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 45, Political Rights: 5, Civil Liberties: 4
In September 2015, Morocco held regional and municipal elections for the first time under the constitutional framework established in 2011. The results were widely perceived as a victory for the moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD), the largest party in parliament, which won the most individual seats at the regional level and majorities on the municipal councils of all of Morocco's major urban areas.


Casablanca - Original Theatrical Trailer, 26 Nov 1942
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The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Morocco" as of 25 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.