Morocco Government

Country Name Morocco
Full Country Name Kingdom of Morocco
Local - Long Al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah
Local - Short Al Maghrib
Etymology- history of name the English name "Morocco" derives from, respectively, the Spanish and Portuguese names "Marruecos" and "Marrocos," which stem from "Marrakesh" the Latin name for the former capital of ancient Morocco; the Arabic name "Al Maghrib" translates as "The West"
Government Type parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Capital Name Rabat
Capital - geographic coordinate 34 01 N, 6 49 W
Capital Time Difference UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Daylight Savings Time +1 hr, begins last Sunday in April; ends last Sunday in September
Independence 2 March 1956 (from France)
National Holiday Throne Day (accession of King MOHAMMED VI to the throne), 30 July (1999)
Constitution several previous; latest drafted 17 June 2011, approved by referendum 1 July 2011; note - sources disagree on whether the 2011 referendum was for a new constitution or for reforms to the previous constitution

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