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Facts and Figures of Morocco

 

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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