Wednesday, 24 January 2007

Morocco Facts info by Property Borders

Head of State: King Mohammed VI

Population: 31.6 million (UN, 2005)

Capital: Rabat

Area: 710,850 sq km (274,461 sq miles) (including W Sahara)

Major languages: Arabic (official), Berber, French, Spanish

Major religion: Islam

Life expectancy: 67 years (men), 72 years (women) (UN)

Monetary unit: Dirham:- £1 = 15.8dh

Main exports: Minerals, seafood products, citrus fruit

Internet domain: .ma

International Dialling code: +212

Location: Northern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Mauritania and 14 km from southern Spain.

Total Land Area: 710.850 Square kilometres.

Coastline: 2.900 km Atlantic coast - 500 km Mediterranean coast.

Population: 28,481,000

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

Entry requirements: Passport. ( Check passport validity and visa requirement for some countries).

Transportation: Railway network 1.893 km, Highways and paved roads 59.474 km.

Currency: 1 Moroccan Dirham = 100 centimes.

Electricity: 220/240 volts.

Driving: On the right side.

Airports: Agadir, Al Hociema, Casablanca, Dakhla, Essaouira, Fes, Laâyoune, Marrakech, Nador, Ouarzazate, Oujda, Rabat-Salé, Tangier and Tetouan.

Gastronomy: Moroccan cuisine is reputed to be one the top cuisine all over the world: Couscous, Mechoui, Pastilla, Tagines, pastries and the national drink, mint tea.

Climate: The climate varies according to the regions, the coast has a very mild climate in the summer and humid in the winter, average temperature from 16°C to 26°C. Inland is much warmer during the summer up to 33°C.


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