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Capital: Rabat

Population

Population (millions): 32,272,974
Natural Increase: 1.0 %
Density: 72 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 57.0 %
Population of main cities including suburbs: Casablanca (3,975,000) ; Rabat (1,850,000) ; Fès (1,080,000) ; Marrakech (840,000) ; Agadir (700,000) .
Ethnic Origins: There are no official statistics, but according to estimates, nearly 60% of the population is of Berber origin (40% use the Berber language).
Arabs thus constitute about 40% of the population.
Official Language: Arabic
Other Languages Spoken: 60% of the population speaks Moroccan Arabic while 30% to 40% speak the Berber of the early Egyptians. Moreover, it is important to note that French is the second language of Morocco and occupies a very important place in public life. Finally, Spanish is also spoken in the north of the country. Berber is widespread and English is mainly used by Moroccans who have studied abroad (mainly in the United States).
Business Language(s): French is used with Arabic for administration.
Religion: Islam is the state religion, practiced by almost the entire population, but freedom of religion exists. 90% of Moroccans are Sunnis by faith, of the Malikian rite.
The day is punctuated by five prayer calls. During the month of Ramadan, the Moroccans fast, do not drink and smoke from sunrise to sunset.
Literacy Rate: 52.3 %

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Rabat

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD)



Country Overview

Area: 446,550 km²
Type of State: Constitutional Monarchy Kingdom with an elected parliament.
Type of Economy: Country with intermediate income (lower bracket), Emerging financial market .
It has the greatest reserves and is the leading exporter of phosphate in the world; tourism is a key sector.
HDI*: 0.582/1
HDI (World Rank): 122/187

Note: (*) The HDI , Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


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15°

Low: 10°  |  High: 18°

Humidity: 67%  |  Wind: 15 km/h
Sunrise: 6:27 am  |  Sunset: 8:25 pm

Rabat, Source: Yahoo Weather

Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Morocco, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Morocco, Dial +212 + 6 for mobile phones or 212 + 5 for fix phones.
Internet Suffix: .ma
Computers: 2.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 11.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 51.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 97 % of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Imports of Goods (million USD) 42,366 32,881 35,381 44,295 44,256
Exports of Goods (million USD) 20,345 14,054 17,771 21,519 21,255
Imports of Services (million USD) 5,628 5,302 5,724 6,713 6,944
Exports of Services (million USD) 12,840 11,892 12,138 13,550 12,979

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

 
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