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Political leadership

Morocco King Mohammed VI

King Mohammed VI (since 23 July 1999)

Prime Minister Saad Eddin Othmani (since 17 March 2017)

Land

Total 446,550 sq km; Land 446,300 sq km; Water 250 sq Km; (country comparison to the world: 59)

Boundaries

Total: 2,362.5 km

Border countries

Algeria 1,900 km Western Sahara 444 km
Spain (Ceuta) 8 km Spain (Melilla) 10.5 km

Coastline

1,835 km

Population

35.74 million (2017 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 25.47% 15-64 years: 67.58% 65+ 6.95% (2018 est.)

Population growth rate

1.3% (2017 est.)

Urbanisation

62.5% of total population (2018)

Major cities

Casablanca 3.68 million, RABAT (capital) 1.85 million, Fes 1.18 million, Tangier 1.12 million, Marrakech 976,000, Agadir 888,000 (2018 est.)

Ethnic groups

Arab-Berber 99%, other 1%

Religions

Muslim 99% (official; virtually all Sunni, <0.1% Shia), other 1%. note - Jewish about 6,000 (2010 est.)

Languages

Arabic (official), Berber languages (Tamazight (official), French (often the language of business, government, and diplomacy)

Literacy

(Age 15+ can read and write) total population: 68.5%; male: 78.6%; female: 58.8% (2015 est.)

Real GDP

$119.49 billion (2017); $114.78 billion (2016)

GDP growth

4.10% (2017); 1.22% (2016)

GDP per capita

$3,292.4 (2017 est.); $3,204.9 (2016 est.)

Unemployment rate

9.33% (2017 est.); 9.40% (2016 est.)

Population below poverty line

1% (2013 est.)

Public debt

65.1% of GDP (2017 est.); 64.9% of GDP (2016 est.)

Inflation rate

0.8% (2017 est.)

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