Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with a Parliament and an
independent judiciary. Ultimate authority rests with the King. The capital is
Morocco has an economy based largely on agriculture, fishing, light industry,
phosphate mining, tourism and remittances from citizens working abroad. Modern
tourist facilities and means of transportation are widely available, but may
vary in quality depending on price and location.
Morocco is the ideal starting point for the traveller to Africa. An easy hop
from Europe, it is hectic, but also friendly and stimulating. Open-air markets
throughout the country are piled high with rugs, woodwork, jewellery and leather
- said to be the softest in the world.