Flag of the Week: Morocco

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Thumbnail Morocco, located in North Africa, has a population of more than 32 million and also primarily administers the disputed region of the Western Sahara. It is part of the Maghreb region, in addition to Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania, and Libya, with which it shares cultural, historical and linguistic ties.

Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco holds vast executive powers, including the possibility of dissolving the parliament. Executive power is exercised by the government but more importantly by the king himself.The king can also issue decrees called dahirs which have the force of law. The political capital is Rabat, and the largest city is Casablanca; other large cities include Marrakesh, Tetouan, Tangier, Salé, Fes, Agadir, Meknes and Oujda.

Almost all Moroccans speak the language Moroccan Arabic (Darija) due to Morocco having an Arab majoriy but Berber is also spoken as a mother tongue by a small minority of Moroccans who were only partially Arabized. Both languages have regional dialects and accents. Read more in Wikipedia.

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