Morocco Facts. People, geography and culture of Morocco make this African country one of the most traveled countries in the world. Morocco is slightly more than three times the size of New York or slightly larger than California. True or False True
Steeped in history, mystery, and beauty, here are twenty interesting facts about the 57th largest country in the world, Morocco.
20 True Facts About Morocco
Independence from France on March 2, 1956
The English name Morocco derives from, respectively, the Spanish and Portuguese names Marruecos and Marrocos, which stem from Marrakesh the Latin name for the former capital of ancient Morocco; the Arabic name Al Maghrib translates as The West.
Morocco’s’ population is around 33,322,699 (July 2015 est.)
Morocco is the most westerly of the North African countries known as the Maghreb or the Arab West.
The capital city of Morocco is Rabat, although the largest city is Casablanca with nearly 4 million peopl…