Population of main cities including suburbs:
Casablanca (3,850,000); Rabat (1,790,000); Marrakech (1,071,000); Fes (1,009,000); Safi (933,000); Fez (921,000); Salé (904,000); Tangier (710,000).
There are no official statistics, but according to estimates, nearly 60% of the population is of Berber origin (40% use the Berber language).
Arabs thus constitute about 40% of the population.
Other Languages Spoken:
60% of the population speaks Moroccan Arabic while 30% to 40% speak the Berber of the early Egyptians. Moreover, it is important to note that French is the second language of Morocco and occupies a very important place in public life. Finally, Spanish is also spoken in the north of the country. Berber is widespread and English is mainly used by Moroccans who have studied abroad (mainly in the United States).
French is used with Arabic for administration.
Islam is the state religion, practiced by almost the entire population, but freedom of religion exists. 90% of Moroccans are Sunnis by faith, of the Malikian rite.
The day is punctuated by five prayer calls. During the month of Ramadan, the Moroccans fast, do not drink and smoke from sunrise to sunset.
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National Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
Type of State:
Constitutional Monarchy Kingdom with an elected parliament.
Type of Economy:
Country with intermediate income (lower bracket), Emerging financial market
It has the greatest reserves and is the leading exporter of phosphate in the world; tourism is a key sector.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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Access to Electricity:
97% of the Population
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