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Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is a mountainous country situated in North Africa’s Maghreb region, lying directly across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain. Its capital is Rabat and Casablanca is its largest city. Morocco covers an area of 710,850 km2 and has a population of over 36 million.
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Key Facts & Information
- Morocco is located across the Mediterranean Sea and the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain, in the northwestern corner of Africa.
- Not including 250 square kilometers of coastal waters, Morocco has an area of 446,550 square kilometres, making it slightly larger than California. Western Sahara covers an area of around 266,000 square kilometers.
- The land boundaries of Morocco cover a total of 2,017.9 kilometers, including Algeria’s 1,559-kilometer border and Western Sahara’s 443-kilometer border. Morocco also shares a border with Spain over the two African enclaves at Ceuta and Melilla.
- Morocco has the most extensive North African river system. Its two main rivers are the Moulouya, flowing into the Mediterranean Sea, and the Sebou, flowing into the Atlantic Ocean.
- Most of Morocco north of Western Sahara experiences a typical Mediterranean climate, with mild wet winters and hot dry summers, particularly along the coasts. The rainy season generally extends from October to April.
- In Morocco, annual rainfall varies according from region to region.
- The country’s northwest parts receive between 500 mm and 1200 mm, while the northeastern parts receive between 350 mm and 600 mm. North Central Morocco receives from 700 mm to 3500 mm.
- As of 2020, the current population of Morocco is 36,775,302 inhabitants. Its population density is 83 per Km2. Haratin and Gnawa (or Gnaoua), West African, and Moriscos are recognized as a large portion of the population.
- The official state religion in Morocco is Islam. The vast majority of Moroccans are Sunni Muslims of the Mālikī rite, and an estimated 3,000 to 8,000 Shia Muslims.
- Most of them are foreign residents from Lebanon or Iraq. Christians are estimated at 1% of the Moroccan population.
- One of the national and official languages of Morocco is Arabic, which is spoken by two-thirds of the population. The Amazigh language, or Berber, became an official language in 2011.
- French is a major secondary language, and Spanish is widely spoken. English is being used progressively, too.
- The Moroccan economy continues to be heavily dependent on raw material exports. New sectors, especially tourism and telecommunications, are also growing.
- Morocco has multiple exploitable resources. It is one of the few Arab countries that could potentially achieve food self-sufficiency. For a typical year, Morocco produces two-thirds of the grain needed in domestic consumption.
- Morocco exports citrus fruits and early vegetables to Europe; its wine industry is developing, and commercial crop production is expanding.
- Morocco’s eucalyptus plantations allow it to be self-sufficient in charcoal which is used extensively as cooking fuel. It also provides the necessary raw material for the country’s paper and cellulose industries.
- The fishing grounds in the Canary Current are especially rich in sardines, bonito, and tuna.
GOVERNMENT AND SOCIETY
- Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with two legislative houses. Its political power is shared between the hereditary monarch and an elected bicameral parliament consisting of the House of Councillors and the House of Representatives according to the Constitution promulgated in 2011. The cabinet is led by a prime minister who constitutes the executive.
- Morocco is subdivided into many tiers of government at the local level, all of which are directly under the Interior Ministry.
- At the top are 16 regions, further split into several tens of provinces and urban prefectures, each governed by a king-appointed governor.
- In Morocco, housing varies from the conventional to the ultramodern.
- Some Moroccans tend to live in ksour and agricultural villages in rural areas. Living conditions in these places remain severe.
- Morocco is allocating roughly a quarter of its spending to education.
- Much of this is being spent on constructing schools to serve the fast-growing population.
- Morocco has over four dozen universities and higher education institutes in urban centres. Its leading institutions include University Mohammed V in Rabat, the largest university in the region.
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