Africa

Morocco profile

  • 21 May 2013
  • From the section Africa
Berber children in Morocco's Atlas region
The Berber people of North Africa have struggled to retain their cultural identity
  • Full name: The Kingdom of Morocco
  • Population: 32.6 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Rabat
  • Largest city: Casablanca
  • Area: 710,850 sq km (274,461 sq miles) (including W Sahara)
  • Major languages: Arabic and Berber (official), French, Spanish
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 70 years (men), 75 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: Dirham = 100 centimes
  • Main exports: Minerals, seafood products, citrus fruit
  • GNI per capita: US $2,970 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .ma
  • International dialling code: +212