Located on Africa's north-western coastline, Morocco is separated from Europe by a gap of just 13 km at its narrowest point. This proximity to Spain, and its coastlines on both the Atlantic and the Mediterranean seas, has seen the country develop and flourish thanks to its strategic location for trade.
More than 50 percent of Morocco's economy is now built around the services sector, with tourism playing an important role in employment and wealth creation, along with the agriculture and light manufacturing sectors. Morocco is also the world's largest exporter of phosphate, a significant contributor to the nation's export earnings and economic stability.
The official languages of the country are Arabic and Amazigh, a Berber language, but a significant percentage of Morocco's population of 34 million also speaks French and Spanish.
Morocco's capital is Rabat, and Casablanca is its largest city.