Мухаммед VI с 1999 г.
1912 – Morocco becomes a French protectorate under the Treaty of Fez. 1956 – End of French protectorate after unrest and strong nationalist sentiment. Spain keeps its two coastal enclaves. Sultan Mohammed becomes king in 1957.
Morocco has long been considered the most Western-oriented society in the Arab world. For Morocco is not an Arab country at all, but a Berber one with a deceptive Arab veneer. Half the Moroccan population speaks Berber, a Hamitic language similar to ancient Libyan with an alphabet that bears no resemblance to Arabic .
The king has declared that he will have only one wife , and he and his bride were married in an unprecedented public wedding.
Geographical divides play a major role in Morocco’s poverty ; of the 4 million people living in poverty in Morocco , 3 million reside in rural areas. Nearly 19 percent of Morocco’s population lives on less than $4 a day. Three factors impede Morocco’s development: illiteracy, financial inequality and economic volatility.
Wealthiest People in Morocco Othman Benjelloun . $2.4 Billion. King Mohammed VI of Morocco . $2.1 Billion. Aziz Akhannouch . $1.7 Billion. Miloud Chaabi. $1.3 Billion. Anas Sefrioui. $1.1 Billion. King Hassan II. $1 Billion.
Morocco is a Northern African country , bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and the annexed Western Sahara. It is one of only three nations (along with Spain and France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines.
The world’s largest desert that covers 10 countries, Morocco is great for visiting these magnificent sand dunes and spending the night under the stars in a traditional Berber camp. 3. Great spicy/tasty cuisine: Moroccans are famous for their delicious and spicy cuisine.
In 1777, Morocco was the first country in the world to formally acknowledge the United States as an independent nation. It is also crucial to note that Morocco has been a loyal and indispensable American ally during these trying political times in the Maghreb, of which Morocco is an integral part.
Although Muslims are forbidden to drink alcohol , Morocco is a moderate Islamic country and you are likely to feel free to drink in moderation in private or where alcohol is being served. In medinas alcohol cannot be purchased in shops, although many riads and hotels offer it.
According to the Moroccan constitution, Islam is the religion of the state , and the state guarantees freedom of thought, expression, and assembly.
Some Moroccans believe themselves to be of mixed Arab-Berber descent or of Arab-Berber -Andalusian ancestry. There are no official figures about the exact ethnic origins of all Moroccans, but the implicitly accepted idea inside and outside Morocco is that Moroccans are essentially mixed Arab-Berbers .
The king’s net worth has been estimated at between US$2.1 billion and over US$5 billion, and he is the richest king in Africa in 2014 according to the American business magazine Forbes. and he is the 5th richest king in the world.
The economic system of the country is characterized by a large opening towards the outside world. In the Arab world, Morocco has the second-largest non-oil GDP, behind Egypt, as of 2017. Economy of Morocco .
|GDP rank||58th (nominal, 2019) 54th (PPP, 2019)|
|GDP growth||3.0% (2018) 2.3% (2019e) −1.7% (2020f) 5.5% (2021f)|
17 years (May 8, 2003)