Key Information & Facts of Morocco

General Points to Know and Traveler's Information for Visiting

Updated: 10 January 2016.

General Info

Rabat

is the capital city.

Casablanca

is its largest city.

Moroccan Dirham (MAD)

is the national currency. Its sub-unit is the santim (1/100).

33,848,242

is the population (2014 census).

Western European Time (WET) (UTC+0)

is the country’s time zone.

Arabic & Berber

are the main languages spoken.

Arabic

is the main alphabet/script used in the Arabic language.

710,850

km2 (274,460 mi2) is its area.

+212

is the country’s calling (dialing) code.

MA

is the country’s 2-digit ISO country code.

المغرب ('al-Maġrib')

is the endonym for the country, the name that the locals call their country, in their own language.

'Moroccan'

is the demonym for the people of this country. Don’t know what that is, or want to learn more?Read more about demonyms via this article »

For the Travelers

Right

is the side of the road they drive on.

Types C & E

is the country’s electricity adapter types, 220 V, 50 Hz, as defined by the IEC.Learn more about the different plug and socket types »

16

is the smoking age.

16

is the drinking age.

15

is the age of consent.

19 & 15

are the general emergency numbers (police & fire/med, respectively).

Do I Need A Visa?

Find out the requirements over at VisaHQ » (aff. link)

Government & Identity

King Mohammed VI

is the monarch.

The 'Cherifian Anthem'

is the country’s national anthem.

Constitutional Monarchy

is the country’s form/structure of government.

Parliament

is the country’s legislating body.

Abdelilah Benkirane

is the prime minister.

'Allah, Al Watan, Al Malik'

is the country’s national motto (الله، الوطن، الملك “God, Homeland, King”).
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Key Cities & Regions

Rabat Casablanca Marrakech

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