About Morocco

History

Morocco is situated in the North of the African continent. It’s one of the Maghrib union countries along with Algeria, Tunisia, Mouritania, and Lybia.So the fact that Morocco is situated in a strategic location at the crossroad of Africa, Europe, and Middle East, has made it an open country to different cultures and linguistic characteristics. The capital is Rabat but the largest city is Casablanca which is known as the economic capital of Morocco.  Concerning its borders, there is Atlantic Ocean in the west; the Mediterranean Sea and Spain in the north, to the south there is Mauritania and Algeria in the east

People

 Morocco has a population of more than 32 million that continues to grow. The Arabs-Berbers constitute a 99.1% majority of the population, Jewish are about 0.2 percent. About 40% of the population is younger than 15 years old and most Moroccans are urban dwellers. There are three distinct Berbers: the Ruffians, Chleuhs, and the Soussi.

Economy

Morocco’s modern economy consists of industries such as mining, leather goods, construction, and tourism. In spite of the government’s ambitious quest to develop industry and to modernize the agricultural economy, Morocco’s economy is largely agricultural. The arable lands in Morocco support the production of cereal crops such as barley, wheat, and corn. The developing industrial sector provides a large number of jobs, thanks to great beaches and historical monuments; tourism is also a huge factor in the Moroccan economy.