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The Google map above is showing Morocco with its location: Africa, (geographic coordinates: 32 00 N, 5 00 W) and the international borders of Morocco; total: 2,362.5 km. Border countries (total: 3): Algeria 1,900 km, Western Sahara 444 km, Spain (Ceuta) 8 km, Spain (Melilla) 10.5 km. Note: an additional 75-meter border segment exists between Morocco and the Spanish exclave of Penon de Velez de la Gomera furthermore it's inland counties boundaries.
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About Morocco in detail
Where is Morocco?
Morocco, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 34 01 N 6 49 W otherwise in Africa, in Northern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Western Sahara.
What is the capital city of Morocco?
The capital city of Morocco is: Rabat.
What is the time in Rabat?
It is 5 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Rabat is: UTC 0.
What is the Internet code for Morocco?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Morocco is: .ma
What is the size of Morocco?
The territory of Morocco is total: 446,550 sq km; land: 446,300 sq km, water: 250 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Morocco is slightly more than three times the size of New York; slightly larger than California.
If we would like to walk around and discover Morocco, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 2,362.5 km.
What is the water coverage of Morocco?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Morocco is covered by water (see below), and this includes 1,835 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Morocco?
The climate of Morocco is Mediterranean, becoming more extreme in the interior.
Geographical data of Morocco
The elevation of Morocco; mean elevation: 909 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Sebkha Tah -55 m, highest point: Jebel Toubkal 4,165 m.
The typical geographical details of Morocco include mountainous northern coast (Rif Mountains) and interior (Atlas Mountains) bordered by large plateaus with intermontane valleys, and fertile coastal plains.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Morocco is strategic location along Strait of Gibraltar; the only African nation to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines.
Resources and land use of Morocco
The country’s main mined products are phosphates, iron ore, manganese, lead, zinc, fish, salt. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 67.5%; arable land 17.5%; permanent crops 2.9%; permanent pasture 47.1%; forest: 11.5%; other: 21% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Morocco
The number of inhabitants of Morocco is 33,655,786 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that the highest population density is found along the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts; a number of densely populated agglomerations are found scattered through the Atlas Mountains.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 60.2% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Morocco is concentrated in Casablanca 3.515 million; RABAT (capital) 1.967 million; Fes 1.172 million; Marrakech 1.134 million; Tangier 982,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Morocco
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Arab-Berber 99%, other 1%.
Spoken languages in Morocco
The spoken languages in Morocco are the following: Arabic (official language), Berber languages (Tamazight (official language), Tachelhit, Tarifit), French (often the language of business, government, and diplomacy).
What are the most important religions in Morocco?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Muslim 99% (official; virtually all Sunni,.
Further population data of Morocco
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 26.08% (male 4,459,511 / female 4,319,538) 15-24 years: 17.22% (male 2,882,145 / female 2,913,917) 25-54 years: 42.24% (male 6,874,144 / female 7,341,892) 55-64 years: 7.89% (male 1,318,302 / female 1,337,192) 65 years and over: 6.56% (male 995,620 / female 1,213,525) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Morocco is 0.99% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Morocco the birth rate is 18 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 4.8 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Morocco the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Morocco, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Morocco are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 5.9% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Morocco
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Morocco has capitalized on its proximity to Europe and relatively low labor costs to work towards building a diverse, open, market-oriented economy. Key sectors of the economy include agriculture, tourism, aerospace, automotive, phosphates, textiles, appaIn the 1980s, Morocco was a heavily indebted country before pursuing austerity measures and pro-market reforms, overseen by the IMF. Since taking the throne in 1999, King MOHAMMED VI has presided over a stable economy marked by steady growth, low inflatioDespite Morocco's economic progress, the country suffers from high unemployment, poverty, and illiteracy, particularly in rural areas. Key economic challenges for Morocco include reforming the education system and the judiciary..
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Morocco is $104.9 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Morocco is 1.8% (2016 estimate) 4.5% (2015 estimate) 2.6% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Morocco this is $8,400 (2016 estimate) $8,300 (2015 estimate) $8,000 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Morocco produces?
The main agricultural products of Morocco are barley, wheat, citrus fruits, grapes, vegetables, olives; livestock; wine.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are automotive parts, phosphate mining and processing, aerospace, food processing, leather goods, textiles, construction, energy, tourism. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on automotive parts, phosphate mining and processing, aerospace, food processing, leather goods, textiles, construction, energy, tourism.
Drinking water source in Morocco
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 98.7% of population, rural: 65.3% of population, total: 85.4% of population. Unimproved: urban: 1.3% of population, rural: 34.7% of population, total: 14.6% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Morocco
In Morocco the average number of childbirth is 2.12 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Morocco
The average age of the population is total: 28.9 years; male: 28.3 years, female: 29.5 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Morocco it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Morocco is -3.3 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: the father must be a citizen of Morocco; if the father is unknown or stateless, the mother must be a citizen. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Morocco a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Morocco
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Morocco density of the hospital beds is 0.9 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Morocco the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Morocco the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Morocco is 21.7% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Morocco? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Morocco are northern mountains geologically unstable and subject to earthquakes; periodic droughts.
More interesting facts about Morocco
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, a series of Moroccan Muslim dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad al-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurated a golden age. The Alaouite Dynasty, to which the current Moroccan royal family belongs, dates from the 17th century. In 1860, Spain occupied northern Morocco and ushered in a half century of trade rivalry among European powers that saw Morocco's sovereignty steadily erode; in 1912, the French imposed a protectorate over the country. A protracted independence struggle with France ended successfully in 1956. The internationalized city of Tangier and most Spanish possessions were turned over to the new country that same year. Sultan MOHAMMED V, the current monarch's grandfather, organized the new state as a constitutional monarchy and in 1957 assumed the title of king. Since Spain's 1976 withdrawal from what is today called Western Sahara, Morocco has extended its de facto administrative control to roughly 80% of this territory; however, the UN does not recognize Morocco as the administering power for Western Sahara. The UN since 1991 has monitored a cease-fire between Morocco and the Polisario Front - Western Sahara's liberation movement - and leads ongoing negotiations over the status of the territory.King MOHAMMED VI in early 2011 responded to the spread of pro-democracy protests in the region by implementing a reform program that included a new constitution, passed by popular referendum in July 2011, under which some new powers were extended to parliament and the prime minister but ultimate authority remains in the hands of the monarch. In November 2011, the Justice and Development Party (PJD) - a moderate Islamist party - won the largest number of seats in parliamentary elections, becoming the first Islamist party to lead the Moroccan Government. In September 2015, Morocco held its first ever direct elections for regional councils, one of the reforms included in the 2011 constitution. The PJD again won the largest number of seats in nationwide parliamentary elections in October 2016..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Morocco: 2 March 1956 (from France).
The flag and other symbols of Morocco
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, red with a green pentacle (five-pointed, linear star) known as Sulayman's (Solomon's) seal in the center of the flag; red and green are traditional colors in Arab flags, although the use of red is more commonly associated with the Arab states of the Persian Gulf; the pentacle represents the five pillars of Islam and signifies the association between God and the nation; design dates to 1912.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Morocco: pentacle symbol, lion; national colors: red, green.
Constitution of Morocco
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Morocco?
Most of the times, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Morocco is mixed legal system of civil law based on French law and Islamic law; judicial review of legislative acts by Constitutional Court.
It was Aristotle, who founded Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Morocco, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Parliament consists of the Chamber of Advisors (120 seats; members indirectly elected by an electoral college of local councils, professional organizations, and labor unions; members serve 6-year terms) and the Chamber of Representatives (395 seats; 305 members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote and 90 directly elected in a single nationwide constituency by proportional representation vote; members serve 5-year terms); note - in the national constituency, 60 seats are reserved for women and 30 reserved for those under age 40elections: Chamber of Advisors - last held on 2 October 2015 (next to be held in fall 2021); Chamber of Representatives - last held on 7 October 2016 (next to be held in fall 2021)election results: Chamber of Advisors- percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - NA; Chamber of Representatives - percent of vote by party - JDP 31.7%, PAM 25.8%, PI 11.7%, RNI 9.4%, MP 6.8%, USFP 5.1%, UC 4.8%, PPS 3.0%, MDS 0.8%, other 1.0%; seats by party - PJD 125, PAM 102, PI 46, RNI 37, MP 27, USFP 20, UC 19, PPS 12, MDS 3, other 4.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Morocco
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Morocco the labor force is 12.23 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Morocco is total: 22.7 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 26.9 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 18.3 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Morocco is 9.9% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Morocco, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2.7% highhest 10%: 33.2% (2007).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Morocco the GINI index is .40,9 (2007 estimate).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Morocco the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 2.7% highhest 10%: 33.2% (2007).
About the budget and central governments debt of Morocco
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Morocco is; revenues: $25.22 billion, expenditures: $29.43 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 24% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Morocco is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Morocco
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 1.8% (2016 estimate), 1.6% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 5.9% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Morocco
Morocco, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Morocco is: $18.72 billion (2016 estimate), $18.48 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: clothing and textiles, automobiles, electric components, inorganic chemicals, transistors, crude minerals, fertilizers (including phosphates), petroleum products, citrus fruits, vegetables, fish.
The most important imported products are: crude petroleum, textile fabric, telecommunications equipment, wheat, gas and electricity, transistors, plastics, and the countries from where the import is coming: Spain 13.9%, France 12.4%, China 8.5%, US 6.5%, Germany 5.8%, Italy 5.5%, Russia 4.4%, Turkey 4.3% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Morocco
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Morocco, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 19.3% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 4.8% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Morocco, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Morocco; good system composed of open-wire lines, cables, and microwave radio relay links; principal switching centers are Casablanca and Rabat; national network nearly 100% digital using fiber-optic links; improved rural service employs microwave radio relay; Intdomestic: fixed-line teledensity is below 10 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular subscribership exceeds 120 per 100 personsinternational: country code - 212; landing point for the Atlas Offshore, Estepona-Tetouan, Euroafrica, Spain-Morocco, and SEA-ME-WE-3 fiber-optic telecommunications undersea cables that provide connectivity to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; satellite earth stations (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Morocco
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Morocco: 55 (2013), and the number of heliports: 1 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Morocco: total: 58,395 km, paved: 41,116 km (includes 1,080 km of expressways), unpaved: 17,279 km (2010).
The total length of the waterways in Morocco: N/A.
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Facts & data about Morocco
Name of the country: conventional long form: Kingdom of Morocco, conventional short form: Morocco, local long form: Al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah, local short form: Al Maghrib. Note: the English name "Morocco" derives from, respectively, the Spanish and Portuguese names "Marruecos" and "Marrocos," which stem from "Marrakesh" the Latin name for the former capital of ancient Morocco; the Arabic name "Al Maghrib" translates as "The West".
|Abbrevation: Morocco||Geographic coordinates:
32 00 N, 5 00 W
|Country location: Africa|
|Capital of Morocco: Rabat||GPS of the Capital:
34 01 N 6 49 W
|Position: Northern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Western Sahara|
|Land area: total: 446,550 sq km; land: 446,300 sq km, water: 250 sq km||Terrain: mountainous northern coast (Rif Mountains) and interior (Atlas Mountains) bordered by large plateaus with intermontane valleys, and fertile coastal plains
||Area comparative: slightly more than three times the size of New York; slightly larger than California|
|Population: 33,655,786 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.99% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 0.99 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.94 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.99 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.82 male(s) / female, total population: 0.97 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $18.72 billion (2016 estimate), $18.48 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $33.15 billion (2016 estimate), $32.74 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Spain 13.9%, France 12.4%, China 8.5%, US 6.5%, Germany 5.8%, Italy 5.5%, Russia 4.4%, Turkey 4.3% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 60.2% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): Casablanca 3.515 million; RABAT (capital) 1.967 million; Fes 1.172 million; Marrakech 1.134 million; Tangier 982,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 28.9 years; male: 28.3 years, female: 29.5 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 19.021 million. Percent of population: 57.1% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 2,222,370. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 7 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 43.08 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 129 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 9.9% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Moroccan(s) adjective: Moroccan||National holidays: Throne Day (accession of King MOHAMMED VI to the throne), 30 July (1999)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 76.9 years. Male: 73.8 years, female: 80.1 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.12 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 18 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 68.5%; male: 78.6%, female: 58.8% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of civil law based on French law and Islamic law; judicial review of legislative acts by Constitutional Court||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: automotive parts, phosphate mining and processing, aerospace, food processing, leather goods, textiles, construction, energy, tourism||Industrial production growth rate: 1.6% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 1.8% (2016 estimate) 4.5% (2015 estimate) 2.6% (2014 estimate)|
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