Countries // Morocco

Capital:

Rabat

 

Area:

446,550 sq km

 

Population:

34,859,364

 

Independence Day:

2 March

 

National Day:

30 July.

 

Location:

North Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, southern border with Western Sahara, eastern border with Algeria.

 

Climate:

Mediterranean, becoming more extreme in the interior

 

Terrain:

Coastal plains, mountains, desert.

 

Natural Resources:

phosphates, iron ore, manganese, lead, zinc, fish, salt

 

Languages:

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

 

Currency:

The official monetary unit is the Moroccan dirham (MAD).

 

Economic Overview:

Morocco's market economy benefits from the country's relatively low labor costs and proximity to Europe, which aid key areas of the economy such as agriculture, light manufacturing, tourism, and remittances. Morocco is also the world's largest exporter of phosphate, which has long provided a source of export earnings and economic stability."

 

Education:

It is free and compulsory through primary school (age 15). Nevertheless, many children, particularly girls in rural areas, do not attend school, and most of those who do, drop out after elementary school.

 

The education in Morocco, which is a 9-year basic education program, starts at the age of 7. This basic education program consists of 5 years of primary school, followed by 4 years of primary secondary school. Following the primary secondary school is 3 years of general secondary or technical education leading to the baccalaureate degree.

 

Culture:

Morocco has always been a land of cultural exchanges and encounters given its strategically-located position between the Mediterranean and Atlantic, Europe and Africa. The country's long-standing history has undoubtedly contributed to the emergence of a rich, authentic and diversified culture that takes several forms and manifestations, such as architecture, clothing, handicrafts, traditional music and folklore and gastronomy." With its fascinating history, culture, and spectacular scenery, Morocco is a wonderful country that offers a unique experience to its visitors.

 

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