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The Kingdom of Morocco (Arabic: ??????? ????????) is a country in North Africa. It has a long coastline on the Atlantic Ocean that reaches past the Strait of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean Sea. It borders Algeria to the east, the Mediterranean Sea and a relatively thin water border Spain to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to its west. The border to the south is disputed. Morocco claims ownership of Western Sahara and has administered most of the territory since 1975.
Morocco's capital city is Rabat, and its largest city is the main port of Casablanca.
Other cities include Agadir, Essaouira, Fes, Marrakech, Meknes, Mohammadia, Oujda, Ouarzazat, Safi, Salè, Tangier, Tiznit, Tan-Tan.
Brief History of Morocco
The area of modern Morocco has been inhabited since Neolithic times, at least 8000 BC, as attested by signs of the Capsian culture, in a time when the Maghreb was less arid than it is today. Many theorists believe the Berber language probably arrived at roughly the same time as agriculture (see Berber), and was adopted by the existing population as well as the immigrants that brought it. Modern genetic analyses have confirmed that various populations have contributed to the present-day population, including, in addition to the main ethnic groups - Berbers and Arabs - Phoenicians, Sephardic Jews, and sub-Saharan Africans. The Berbers, often referred to in modern ethnic activist circles as "Amazigh," are more commonly known as Berber or by their regional ethnic identity, such as Chleuh. In the classical period modern Morocco was known as Mauretania, although this should not be confused with the modern country of Mauritania.
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Morocco is located in North Africa, with a North Atlantic and a Mediterranean coast. It is bordered by the Western Sahara to the south, Algeria to the east and the Spanish North African territories of Ceuta and Melilla to the north. The northernmost point of Morocco lies at the south of the Strait of Gibraltar. Morocco may be just a short flight from Europe, but culturally, it's a totally different world, with all the sights, sounds and smells that Africa and Islam have to offer.
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Public Holidays in Morocco
January 01 - New Year's Day January 10 - Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) January 11 - Manifesto of Independence March 03 - Feast of the Throne March 18 - Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) May 01 - Labour Day April 08 - Islamic New Year May 23 - National Feast June 16 - Mouloud (Prophet's Birthday) July 09 - HM Hassan II's Birthday August 14 - Allegiance of Oued Eddahab August 20 - Anniversary of the King's and People Revolution November 06 - Anniversary of the Green March November 18 - Independence Day December 31 - Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)