Quick Facts

  • Officially the Kingdom of Morocco
  • Independence: 1956 (from France and Spain)
  • Capital: Rabat (pop. 1.967 million)
  • Divided into 16 regions
  • Population: 33,322,699
  • Official languages: Arabic and Berber
  • Economy: based on service and industry sectors
  • Climate: moderate and subtropical with hot summers, cold winters
  • Literacy rate: 68.5%
  • Current weather conditions: www.weather.com
  • Tips for Travel in country: www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates: www.xe.com

Government in Power

  • A constitutional monarchy with elected parliament
  • Chief of state: King Mohammed VI (since 1999)
  • Head of government: Prime Minister Abdelillah Benkirane (since 2011)

Healthcare Statistics

  • Maternal mortality rate: 121/100,000
  • Infant mortality rate: 23.6/1,000
  • Life expectancy: 76.71 years
  • Health expenditures: 6% GDP
  • Physician density: 0.62/1,000
  • Hospital bed density: 0.9/1,000
  • HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate: 0.14%
  • Infectious disease updates: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm

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    Communications are obviously a key component in planning a trip and coordinating logistics. Depending on the country, there may be several options available. Several aspects of communication are discussed here to help you along. Cell phones – Cellular phone technology is usually an option in most countries, but varies depending on your type of carrier. To check and see […]


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