Expatriation and Immigration in Morocco

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Capital: Rabat


Total Population: 31,992,592
Annual Growth Rate: 1.2%
Density: 71 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 55.0%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Casablanca (3,975,000); Rabat (1,850,000); Fès (1,080,000); Marrakech (840,000); Agadir (700,000).
Ethnic Origins: There are no official statistics, but according to estimates, nearly 60% of the population are of Berber origin (40% use the Berber language).
Arabs thus constitute about 40% of the population. Few minority communities of Haratines and Jews exist
Official Language: Arabic
Other Languages Spoken: 60% of the population speak Moroccan Arabic while 30% to 40% speak the Berber of the early Egyptians. Moreover, it is important to note that French is the second language of Morocco and occupies a very important place in public life. Finally, Spanish is also spoken in the north of the country. Berber is widespread and English is mainly used by Moroccans who have studied abroad (mainly in the United States).
Business Language(s): French is used with Arabic for administration.
Religion: Islam is the state religion, practiced by almost the entire population, but freedom of religion exists. 90% of Moroccans are Sunnis by faith, of the Malikian rite. Minority Jews exist.
The day is punctuated by five prayer calls. It is the muezzin who announces the prayer calls from the minaret top. During the month of Ramadan, the Moroccans fast, do not drink and smoke from sunrise to sunset.
Literacy Rate: 52.3%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Rabat

Exchange Rate on

: National Currency:
Moroccan Dirham (MAD)

Country Overview

Area: 446,550 km²
Type of State: Constitutional Monarchy Kingdom with an elected parliament.
Type of Economy: Country with intermediate income (lower bracket), Emerging financial market .
It has the greatest reserves and is the leading exporter of phosphate in the world; tourism is a key sector.
HDI*: 0.567/1
HDI (World Rank): 114/169

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Morocco, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Morocco, Dial +212 + 6 for mobile phones or 212 + 5 for fix phones.
Internet Suffix: .ma
Computers: 2.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 9.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 32.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 85% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Imports of Goods (million USD) 23,980 32,010 42,366 32,881 35,522
Exports of Goods (million USD) 12,744 15,340 20,345 14,054 17,560
Imports of Services (million USD) 3,562 4,527 5,628 5,302 6,095
Exports of Services (million USD) 9,269 11,490 12,840 11,892 12,000

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization


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