Morocco

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Kingdom of Morocco

Capital

Rabat

Official language (s)

Arabic
Berber

Area

446.550 km2

Population

32.545.170

Ethnic groups

99% - Berber and North African Arab
0,9% Other
0,1% - Jew

Major cities
(with population)

Casablanca - 2.949.805
Rabat - 1.183.822
Fes - 1.088.782
Marrakech - 1.070.838
Tangier - 709.685

Currency (-ies)

Dirham (MAD), subdivided into 100 santimat

Main religion (s)

98,7% - Muslim
1,1% - Christian

Time zone (s)

GTM + 00

Dialing code

+212

Climate

Morocco has two climatic zones:
(1.) a Mediterranean climate in the north and central areas that is characterized by warm wet winters and hot dry summers;
(2.) a semiarid climate which is predominant in the pre-Sahara region.
The wet seasons are from April to May and October to November with average annual precipitation varying from 254 mm (10 inches) to 100 mm (4 inches) depending on the region. During summer the intensely hot winds of the Sahara Desert known as the Sirocco or Chergui prevails. Average temperature ranges in Rabat are from 8 to 17°C(46 to 63°F) in January to 18 to 28°C (64 to 82°F) in August.

Administrative division

Morocco is divided into 16 regions, and subdivided into 62 prefectures and provinces.

Major airports

Casablanca: Mohammed V International Airport (CMN), Casablanca-Anfa Airport (CAS)
Rabat/Sale: Rabat-Sale Airport (RBA)
Fes: Fes-Saiss Airport (FEZ)
Marrakech: Marrakech-Menara Airport (RAK)
Agadir: Agadir – Al Massira Airport (AGA)
Tangier: Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport (TNG)







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