Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco. Arabic name al-Mamlaka al-Maghribiyyah translates to “The Western Kingdom”. Al-Maghrib, or Maghreb, meaning “The West”, is commonly used. The Kingdom of Morocco is the most westerly of the North African countries. It has Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines, and a rugged mountain interior. Morocco has a population of over 32 million and an area of 446,550 km; if Western Sahara is included that would be 710,850 km .