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After Morocco was subjected to the rule of France and Spain in the 20th century, the plain red flag, which had been displayed on its ships, was modified on Nov. 17, 1915. To its center was added the ancient pentagram known as the "Seal of Solomon." The flag continued in use even after the French granted independence in 1956.

Location of Morocco Ethnic Composition

Official name: Al-Mamlakah al-Maghribiyah (Kingdom of Morocco).

Form of government: constitutional monarchy with two legislative houses (House of Councillors [270]; House of Representatives [325]).

Chief of state and head of government: King assisted by Prime Minister.

Population (1998): 28,060,000.

Population projection: (2000) 29,157,000; (2010) 34,426,000.

Natural increase rate per 1,000 population (1995): 21.9 (world avg. 15.7).

Gross national product (1996): U.S,$34,936,000,000 (U.S.$1,290 per capita).

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