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Do you like exploring markets with all sorts of things like rugs, jewellery and some of the best leather in the world, then visit Marocco. Going to Marrakesh the market will continue, but with even more adventures among jugglers, storytellers and magicians. Visit the walled city fès, and be amazed by one of the medieval cities in the world.

Morocco Facts

Area: 458.852 Km² (710.850 Km² with Western Sahara)

Population: 30.896.000 (2001 est.), 250.500 in the Western Sahara

Density: 67 pop/Km² (43 pop/Km² with Western Sahara)

System of government: Constitutional Monarchy

Capital: Rabat (1.293.000 pop.)

Major cities: Casablanca 3.100.000 pop., Marrakech 1.300.000 pop., Fès 850.000 pop., Meknès 825.000 pop.

Ethnic majority: Arab and Berber 60%, Berber (Mauri) 36%, Black African, European and others 4%

Border countries: Spain NORTH (Ceuta and Melilla), Algeria SOUTH-EAST, Mauritania SOUTH and EAST

Principal mountains: Jebel Toubkal 4167 m

Principal rivers: Oum er Draa 1200 Km (not perennial river), Oum er Rbia 555 Km, Moulouya 515 Km

Principal lakes: Bine el Ouidane

Principal islands: -

Climate: Mediterranean - continental - arid

Language: Arabic (official), French, Berber dialects, Spanish

Religion: Sunni Muslim 99%

Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD)

Annexed Territories: Western Sahara (266.000 Km², 250.500 pop.)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 11/1, 3/3, 1/5, 23/5, 9/7, 30/7, 14/8, 21/8, 6/11, 18/11

Dialling code: 00212

GMT: 0

World Heritage List:

Medina of Fez (1981)

Medina of Marrakesh (1985)

Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou (1987)

Historic City of Meknes (1996)

Archaeological Site of Volubilis (1997)
Medina of Tétouan (formerly known as Titawin) (1997)

Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador) (2001)

Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida) (2004)

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