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Morocco is a vast country in Africa.

Morocco borders the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

The land is mountainous in the north and the centre with coastal plains.

The geographical coordinates for the centre of Morocco, also known as lines of latitude and longitude, are:-
Latitude - 32 00N
Longitude - 5 00W

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morocco The Moroccan flag is red with a green five-pointed star in the centre. The star represents the five pillars of Islam and signifies the association between God and the nation.

The capital of Morocco is Rabat.

Morocco is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy with a monarch as head of state and a prime minister as head of the government.

In elections everyone over the age of 18 can vote.

The currency in Morocco is the dirham.

Arabic, Berber or Tamazight are the official languages.

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We have already written our own history of England but are asking schools in Morocco to provide us with a detailed history of their own country. Check how here.
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Land

The total land area of Morocco is 446,300 sq kms which is the 25th largest in Africa.

Morocco has lakes, rivers and canals which total 250 sq kms.

Morocco has boundaries with 4 countries

  • Algeria 1,900 kms
  • Western Sahara 444 kms
  • Melilla (Spain) 11 kms
  • Ceuta (Spain) 8 kms

Morocco has a coastline of 1,835 kms which is the 7th longest in Africa.

The highest point in Morocco is Jebel Toubkal at 4,165 metres.

The pie chart below shows how the land is split between agricultural land (crops and pastures), forests and other, which can be towns, villages, desert or frozen waste called tundra. morocco
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People

The total population of Morocco is 34.31 million people, making it the 11th largest country in Africa by population.

Of this number 17.47 million are females and 16.84 million are males.

A person from Morocco is called a Moroccan.

To be a citizen of Morocco, your father must be a citizen of Morocco. If the father is unknown or stateless, the mother must be a citizen of Morocco. It is not sufficient to be born in Morocco. You have to live in Morocco for 5 years before you can begin to apply for citizenship.

The largest five cities in Morocco, by population are:-

  • Casablanca 3,144,909 people
  • Rabat 1,655,753
  • Fes 964,891
  • Sale 903,485
  • Marrakesh 839,296
For each country we will give you a diagram showing the population density. This is the average number of people for each square kilometre. moroccoEach little Owlbut is 1 person and the big yellow rectangle is 1 sq km. After a while you can compare countries and see which ones are the most crowded. Remember it is only an average as more people live closer together in towns and cities than in villages out in the country.

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62.5% of the people live in cities or towns.
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Life

The birth rate in Morocco is 17.5 births per 1,000 of population

The death rate in Morocco is 4.9 deaths per 1,000 people.

Check this against the birth rate. If the death rate is higher than the birth rate then the population will decrease unless immigrants arrive in the country.

There are 16.9 deaths of girls under 1 year per 1,000 of births and 25.0 deaths of boys.

The median age for females is 30.3 and for males is 29.0. The median age is that age which divides the population exactly in half so there are the same number of people above the median age as below it.

We have no figures for the average age of a woman when she has her first child.

The elderly dependency ratio is 9.7. This is the number of elderly people (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64).

The potential support ratio is 10.3. This is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.

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Morocco spends 5.9% of its total income on health care.

There are 0.73 doctors per 1,000 people.

There are 1.1 hospital beds per 1,000 people.

26.1% of the population are estimated as obese.

98.7% of the urban population and 65.3% of the rural population have drinking water that is either piped into their home or they have access to a public tap, a protected borehole, well, spring or protected rainwater collection facility.

84.1% of the urban population and 65.5% of the rural population have access to a flushing toilet that is connected to a sewer, a pit latrine (that is a permanent hole in the ground that is looked after) or a composting toilet.



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Morocco releases 39.0 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels in the process of producing and consuming energy. This puts it as the 6th highest in Africa.
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Education

Morocco spends 5.3% of its total income on education.

Children usually start school at age 6 in Morocco. Primary education is for six years until age 12 and secondary education must continue till 15 but can go on to 18/19. This may be followed by further education at a university or college.

We are awiting information about school terms in Morocco

58.8% of females and 78.6% of males are able to read and write by the age of 15.

12.2% of all people aged between 16 and 24 are not in work. Among females 22.8% are unemployed while with males 20.0% can't find work.

The total number of people available for work in Morocco is 12.00 million.

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  • Agriculture includes farming, fishing and forestry work
  • Industry includes mining, manufacturing, construction and energy workers
  • Services is everything else
10.2% of the workforce are unemployed.
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Travel



There are 31 paved airports in Morocco, which is the 7th highest number in Africa.
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There are 2,067 kilometres of railways in Morocco, the 14th longest in Africa.
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There are 57,334 kilometres of roads in Morocco, which means Morocco is in 13th place for the most kilometres of roads in Africa.
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There are 4 major national newspapers in Morocco.

There are 43.92 million mobile phone users.

6% of the people have a fixed landline.

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19.61 million people have access to the internet at home via any device (computer or mobile).
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