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Sahara Desert Morocco, Marrakech, Morocco
Sahara Desert Morocco, Marrakech, Morocco

Sahara Desert

Camel rides out in the beautiful Sahara Desert near Marrakech
Photo by Yeo Khee




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    Location:Northern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Mauritania

    Currency:Moroccan dirhams (MAD)

    Area:716,550 sq km

    Population:36,561,813 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:Arabic (official), Berber languages (Tamazight (official), Tachelhit, Tarifit), French (often the language of business, government, and diplomacy); note - the proportion of Berber speakers is disputed; does not include data from the former Western Sahara

    Religion:Muslim 99% (official; virtually all Sunni, <0.1% Shia), other 1% (includes Christian, Jewish, and Baha'i); note - Jewish about 6,000 (2010 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC 0

    Tel Code:+212

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