Basic Data


Area : 446,550 sq km
Population : 33,655,786 (July 2016 est.)
Population Growth Rate : 0.99% (2016 est.)
Religion : Islam
Government System :

Constitutional Monarchy. King Mohamed VI

Languages :

Arabic (Official), French (Business)

Weights and Measures : Metric system.
Principal Cities : Rabat (Capital), Agadir, Casablanca, Fez, Marrakech, Tangier
Currency : The Moroccan currency unit is the Dirham, abbreviated as DH. There are 100 centimes to each dirham
Climate :

Mediterranean, becoming more extreme in the interior

Work Week :

Monday – Friday, 8:30 A.M. -12:30 P.M. and 2:30 - 6:30 P.M.

Direct Dial Country Code : Country Code (212)
Holidays : January 1, New Year; January 11, Presentation of Independence Proclamation;  April 25/ 26 Moroccan Labor Day; May 23, Moroccan National Day; July 30, Feast of the Throne; August 14, Oued Eddahab Allegiance; August 20, Revolution of the King and the People; August 21, King's Birthday; November 6, Green March Day; November 18, Moroccan Independence Day
Principal Imports : Crude petroleum, textile fabric, telecommunications equipment, wheat, gas and electricity, transistors, plastics
Principal Exports : Clothing and textiles, electric components, inorganic chemicals, transistors, crude minerals, fertilizers (including phosphates), petroleum products, citrus fruits, vegetables, fish
Time : GMT - 1 hour

Business Customs:
Businesses are open Monday through Friday and sometimes Saturday morning. Most businesses close for lunch from noon to 2:00 P.M., except during the period from June 15 to September 15 and during the month of Ramadan, when they remain open at mid-day but close earlier in the afternoon.

Travel Advisory and Visas:
Entry visas are required for foreign nationals. In general, a tourist visa, which is valid for a period of three months, is the temporary visa issued for Morocco.