The Kingdom of Morocco.
Its capital is Rabat, and the largest city is Casablanca: other major cities include Marrakesh, Tangier, Salé, Fes, Meknes, Tétouan and Oujda.
Morocco claims the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara, formerly Spanish Sahara, as its Southern Provinces.
Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament.
Morocco`s predominant religion is Islam, and its official languages are Arabic and Berber: the latter become an official language in 2011, and was the native language of Morocco before the Muslim conquest in the seventh century. The Moroccan dialect of Arabic, referred to as Darija, and French are also widely spoken.
Moroccan culture is a blend of Berber, Arab, Sephardi Jews, West African and European influences.
Morocco is a member of the Arab League, the Union for the Mediterranean and the African Union.