Introduction

Summary

Independent monarchy in North Africa. Associate Member of the EU.

Cities

Capital: Rabat

Principal Ports

Agadir, Casablanca, Tangier

Population

36 million

International Country Code

MA

Language(s)

Arabic (official), Berber, French

Religion

Muslim, Christian, Jewish

Literacy Rate

67.1%

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

220V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 212

Time

GMT.

Public Holidays

DateHoliday NameObservance
01 Jan 2019New Year's Day
11 Jan 2019Independence Manifesto Day (1944)
01 May 2019Labour Day
05 Jun 2019Aïd al Fitr (End of Ramadan)Muslim (Moroccan)
06 Jun 2019Aïd al Fitr HolidayMuslim (Moroccan)
30 Jul 2019Throne Day
12 Aug 2019Aïd al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)Muslim (Moroccan)
13 Aug 2019Aïd al Adha HolidayMuslim (Moroccan)
14 Aug 2019Oued Ed-Dahab Day
20 Aug 2019Revolution Day (1953)
21 Aug 2019HM Mohammed VI's Birthday (Fête de la Jeunesse)
01 Sep 20191er Moharrem (Islamic New Year)Muslim (Moroccan)
06 Nov 2019Green March Day
10 Nov 2019Aîd el Maoulid Annabaoui (Prophet's Birthday)Muslim (Moroccan)
11 Nov 2019Aîd el Maoulid Annabaoui HolidayMuslim (Moroccan)
18 Nov 2019Independence Day

Economy

Morocco has increased investment in its port, transportation and industrial infrastructure, and is now getting its economy back on track. In 2017, gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 4.8% compared with only 1.6% in 2016.

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