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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

MOROCCO

Africa

MOROCCO

Africa

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Key facts

Capital: Rabat

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

Government: Kingdom of Morocco

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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