Morocco is a country located in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It has a population of roughly 34 million and its official languages are Arabic and Berber.
The Kingdom of Morocco is a constitutional monarchy. Its largest city is Casablanca and its capital is Rabat. It enjoyed centuries of independence before falling under French and Spanish colonial rule in 1912. It regained its independence in 1956. It claims the disputed territory of Western Sahara. This page collates all of DW's content on Morocco.
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The cities of Ceuta and Melilla are situated in north Africa but they belong to Spain. This makes them the only land borders between the European and African continents. For that reason, many migrants are drawn to the two cities. Among them are young Moroccans, who leave their families behind and use the cities as bases from which to reach the European mainland. From Ceuta, Guy Hedgecoe reports.