Morocco

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INFORMATION

Capital: Rabat

Government: Constitutional Monarchy

Current King: King Mohammed VI

Current Prime Minister: Saadeddine Othmani

Economy:

  • Key sectors: agriculture, tourism, phosphates, textiles, apparel, and subcomponents.
  • Stable; marked by steady growth, low inflation, and generally declining government debt.

Population: 35,561,654 (2020)

Land Size: 710,850 sq km (274,461 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Arab-Berber: 99%
  • Other: 1%
Religions:

  • Muslim (official): 99%
  • Christian: 1%
  • Jewish: ~6,000

Language(s):

  • Arabic (official)
  • Amazigh (Berber; official)
  • French (often the language of business, government, and diplomacy)

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RECENT NEWS

  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Fifteen Killed in Road Accidents in Urban Areas Last Week - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [MAP] Rabat -- Fifteen people were killed and 2,239 others were injured, including 69 seriously, in 1,654 traffic accidents that took place in urban areas on May 3-9, 2021, National Police (DGSN) said.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: FM Holds Talks With Ivorian Counterpart - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [MAP] Rabat -- Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita, on Tuesday held talks by videoconference with the Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and the Diaspora, Kandia Kamissoko Camara.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Morocco, Portugal Discuss Means to Step Up Cooperation in Higher Education, Scientific Research - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [MAP] Rabat -- Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, Saaid Amzazi, on Tuesday held talks through videoconference with the Portuguese minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Over 6 Tons of Cannabis Resin Seized in Tan-Tan, Five Arrested - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [MAP] Rabat -- Policemen on Tuesday seized 6,503 kilograms of cannabis resin and arrested five people for their alleged links to an international drug trafficking network.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Covid-19 - Eid Al-Fitr Prayer Will Not Be Performed in Mussalas and Mosques (Ministry) - AllAfrica News: Morocco
    [MAP] Rabat -- The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs announced, on Tuesday, that it has been decided not to perform the Eid Al-Fitr Prayer in Mussalas (places for prayer) and mosques, because social distancing is hard to ensure due to the overcrowding that happens in such events.