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Morocco, a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. Marrakesh’s medina, a mazelike medieval quarter, offers entertainment in its Djemaa el-Fna square and souks (marketplaces) selling ceramics, jewelry and metal lanterns. The capital Rabat’s Kasbah of the Udayas is a 12th-century royal fort overlooking the water.

Languages: Arabic (official), Berber dialects, French often the language of business, government, and diplomacy

Ethnic Groups: Arab-Berber 99%, other 1%

Belief Systems: Muslim 98.7%, Christian 1.1%, Jewish 0.2%

Demographics:

 

Population: 33.3 million people (World Rank: 40th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 193 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 135th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1 %/yr (World Rank: 130th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 70.9 years (World Rank: 147th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 26.2 years (World Rank: 101st) (2010 estimate)

 

Sites for More Information:

Map of Morocco
Map from the Cartographic Division of the United Nations

United Nations Country Profile for Morocco

Wikipedia Entry for Morocco

Current News in Morocco
from allAfrica.com

Morocco - Facts and Information 1
United Nations Economic Commision for Africa African Information Society Initiative

Morocco - Facts and Information 2
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Morocco

Morocco - Facts and Information 3
The World Factbook Entry for Morocco

 

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Morocco 1
Comprehensive travel information from africaguide.com

Traveling to Morocco 2

Traveling to Morocco 3

Events in Morocco

Travel Guide for Morocco
Wikitravel Entry for Morocco

Language Resources:

Arabic alphabet, pronunciation and language
from omniglot.com

Arabic Language Games
from digitaldialects.com

Learn Arabic Online
from mylanguages.org

Government Related:

Embassy of Morocco
in Washington D.C.

Government Websites of Morocco
Directory of government Websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger


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