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Morocco, a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. Marrakesh’s medina, a mazelike medieval quarter, offers entertainment in its Djemaa el-Fna square and souks (marketplaces) selling ceramics, jewelry and metal lanterns. The capital Rabat’s Kasbah of the Udayas is a 12th-century royal fort overlooking the water. ― Google

Capital: Rabat

Population: 37.34 million (2021) World Bank

Currency: Moroccan Dirham

Continent: Africa

King: Mohammed VI

Official languages: Arabic, Standard Moroccan Berber

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Morocco - Severe weather

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Heavy rain has affected parts of northern Morocco over the past week, causing severe weather-related events and leading to casualties and damage.

According to media reports, three people died in Casablanca city (north-western Morocco) following a partial collapse of a house triggered by heavy rainfall.

For the next 24 hours, drier conditions are expected over the country.

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