Morocco: Location, History, Size, Population, & Government

About the location, history, size, population, and government of the country Morocco.



Location-A 900-mi.-long, narrow land at Africa's northwest corner, wedged between Algeria to the east and south, the Atlantic to the west, and the Mediterranean to the north. It is south of the Strait of Gibraltar and Spain. Morocco also shares a southern border with Spanish Sahara.

How Created-By the union of the Spanish and French protectorates with the international zone of Tangier in 1956; in 1969 the Spanish enclave of Ifni was added.

Size-177,117 sq. mi. (458,730 sq. km.).

Population-18 million: Arab, 68.5%; Berber, 30%; French, Spanish, Jewish, and other, 1.5%. 99.1% Muslim.

Who Rules-There is a semblance of a constitutional monarchy headed by King Hassan II. There is a unicameral Parliament of 240 members but only 90 are directly elected.

Who REALLY Rules-The King, who doubles as the religious leader of the country's Muslim majority, is traditionally assisted by a strongman from the military.

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