Officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco, this country is located in the northwestern part of the Maghreb region in North Africa. The land borders are with Algeria and Sahara, and it has the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west of the country.
Morocco has a population of 37 million residents, and the main religion in the country is Islam. The official languages are Berber and Arabic, with the French language being widely spoken there. The capital of Morocco is Rabat, but it is not the largest city in the country – that title belongs to Casablanca.
As for the political structure, Morocco is designed as a unitary semi-constitutional monarchy, with a parliament that is elected. This country has a significant influence in Africa, and many consider it to be a so-called "middle power" in international relations. It is a member of the Union of the Mediterranean, the African Union, and the Arab League. The King of Morocco has strong legislative and executive powers, especially over the military, religious affairs and foreign policies. He can also issue decrees that are called "dahirs", and they have the force of law.