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Essential Facts:

Independence

2 March 1956 (from France)

Capital

Rabat

Main cities

Agadir, Casablanca, Fez, Marrakech, Meknes, Tangier (Tanger), Tetouan

Size

446 550 sq km (172 413 sq miles)

Population

34 343 220 (Estimate July 2008)

Main languages

Arabic (official), Berber dialects, French

Religion

Muslim 98.7%, Christian 1.1%, Jewish 0.2%

Ethnicity

Arab-Berber 99.1%, Jewish 0.2%, other 0.7%

Currency

Dirham (MAD)

Calling Code

212

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Introduction to Morocco

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On Africa’s North-West tip, Morocco is the gateway to the Mediterranean.

A stone’s throw from Spain, but with the appeal to European holidaymakers of an advantageous exchange rate, Morocco has become a hugely popular destination in recent years.

Its capital is Rabat, but it is other cities that steal the limelight: Tangiers, with its Mediterranean coast and Spanish style villas, Casablanca with that famous gin bar, and the walled city of Marrakech, with one of the busiest market places in Africa, Djemaa el -Fna. 

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