It is this mix of European and Arab influence, loyalty to the king and a strong Islamic base, that creates the uniquely Moroccan identity. Morocco is slightly larger than the state of California, covering approximately 174,000 square miles (447,000 square kilometers), and lies in northern Africa just south of the Strait of Gibraltar.
The Atlas Mountain region has three distinct ranges, known as the Middle, High, and Anti-Atlas.
The High and Middle Atlas are home to the Amazigh Berbers, another of the major tribes, while the Soussi tribe lives in the Anti-Atlas.
(Demographic and other statistics presented in this article do not include Western Sahara.) Linguistic Affiliation.
Moroccan Arabic is the official language of Morocco.
, Morocco was believed to be the westernmost point in the world.