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Education
 

Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 6.03 % of GNI [23rd of 168]
Children out of school, primary 524,848 [12th of 126]
Children out of school, primary (per capita) 17.397 per 1,000 people [25th of 150]
Children out of school, primary, female 309,008 [10th of 117]
Children out of school, primary, female (per capita) 10.243 per 1,000 people [22nd of 147]
Children out of school, primary, male 215,840 [14th of 117]
Children out of school, primary, male (per capita) 7.155 per 1,000 people [28th of 148]
Duration of compulsory education 9 years [98th of 171]
Duration of education > Primary level 6 [121st of 181]
Duration of education > Secondary level 6 [129th of 181]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 4,101,157 [31st of 189]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita) 0.141 per capita [52nd of 172]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 1,758,057 [42nd of 171]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita) 60.239 per 1,000 people [125th of 159]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 335,755 [47th of 150]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita) 11.504 per 1,000 people [89th of 146]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level 46.44% [146th of 179]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level 44.52% [136th of 162]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level 44.88% [89th of 126]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level 86% [105th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men 89% [90th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women 84% [101st of 160]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 6.8% [12th of 127]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 27.2% [4th of 85]
Education spending (% of GDP) 6.5% [22nd of 132]
Education spending (% of total government expenditure) 26.4% [4th of 96]
Education spending (% Primary) 39.8% [52nd of 110]
Education spending (% Secondary) 43.5% [24th of 107]
Education spending (% Tertiary) 16.3% [71st of 108]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 72.6% [68th of 112]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men 75% [55th of 101]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women 69.9% [62nd of 101]
Education, primary completion rate 80 [82nd of 148]
Education, primary completion rate > Men 84 [74th of 145]
Education, primary completion rate > Women 77 [83rd of 145]
Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 29.9% [109th of 135]
Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita 22.9 % [5th of 101]
Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita 39.59 % [5th of 93]
Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita 93.03 % [13th of 81]
Female enrolment share > Primary level 45.6% [151st of 176]
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 43.7% [141st of 170]
Geographical aptitude results 74.53 [63rd of 191]
Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment 0.89 [125th of 183]
Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment 0.85 [109th of 172]
Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment 0.85 [69th of 139]
Grade 1 intake rate 66.2 [56th of 114]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group 96.67 % [63rd of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group 101.11 % [59th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group 98.92 % [63rd of 157]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ 48.3% [19th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men 35.9% [21st of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women 60.6% [17th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ 10,168,300 [10th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ (per capita) 344.449 per 1,000 people [7th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men 3,755,600 [10th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men (per capita) 127.22 per 1,000 people [12th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women 6,411,800 [12th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women (per capita) 217.199 per 1,000 people [5th of 138]
Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write
Literacy > Female 39.6% [16th of 157]
Literacy > Male 65.7% [16th of 156]
Literacy > Total population 52.3% [16th of 160]
Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above 39.62 % [100th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 65.71 % [99th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 52.31 % [101st of 121]
Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24 60.49 % [95th of 123]
Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24 80.8 % [87th of 123]
Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24 70.46 % [91st of 123]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 70.5% [31st of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men 80.8% [31st of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women 60.5% [31st of 138]
Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population 81.24 % [14th of 95]
Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population 79.32 % [12th of 93]
Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population 83.11 % [12th of 93]
Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort 77.08 % [26th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort 81.25 % [22nd of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort 79.24 % [29th of 92]
Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group 76.76 % [55th of 138]
Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group 83.65 % [50th of 138]
Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 80.26 % [56th of 141]
Primary education, duration > years 6 years [125th of 197]
Primary education, pupils 4,022,600 [17th of 176]
Primary education, pupils (per capita) 0.133 per capita [49th of 193]
Primary education, pupils > % female 46.36 % female [83rd of 175]
Primary education, teachers 148,438 [11th of 159]
Primary education, teachers (per capita) 4.92 per 1,000 people [43rd of 191]
Primary education, teachers > % female 46.14 % female [64th of 153]
Primary school girls out of school 55% [17th of 99]
Private school enrolment > Primary level 4.6 [91st of 148]
Private school enrolment > Secondary level 3.1 [105th of 131]
Progression to secondary level 80.7 [64th of 97]
Progression to secondary school > % 78.22 % [48th of 123]
Progression to secondary school, female > % 77.86 % [47th of 118]
Progression to secondary school, male > % 78.52 % [43rd of 118]
Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 6.75 % [10th of 136]
Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 27.23 % [4th of 103]
Public spending per student > Primary level 20.5 [27th of 126]
Public spending per student > Secondary level 49.9 [6th of 123]
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 102.7 [29th of 123]
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 27.1 [47th of 159]
Pupils reaching grade 5 80 [71st of 108]
Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level 28.1 [60th of 175]
Pupils-teacher ratio > secondary level 16.7 [70th of 121]
Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 84.54 [38th of 137]
Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 89.36 [82nd of 174]
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 85.14 [70th of 162]
Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > % 87.56 % [58th of 157]
Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24 74.86 % [96th of 123]
Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment 12.73 % [23rd of 128]
Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment 10.39 % [25th of 125]
Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment 14.75 % [21st of 125]
Repitition rate > Primary level 12.7 [34th of 143]
Repitition rate > Secondary level 19.1 [6th of 82]
School enrollment, preprimary > % gross 53.65 % gross [32nd of 159]
School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross 42.27 % gross [42nd of 153]
School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross 64.67 % gross [26th of 153]
School enrollment, primary > % gross 105.09 % gross [49th of 176]
School enrollment, primary > % net 86.05 % net [52nd of 139]
School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 99.09 % gross [65th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, female > % net 83.33 % net [52nd of 137]
School enrollment, primary, male > % gross 110.9 % gross [37th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, male > % net 88.69 % net [40th of 136]
School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 6.58 % [46th of 139]
School enrollment, secondary > % gross 49.9 % gross [61st of 164]
School enrollment, secondary > % net 35.15 % net [91st of 121]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross 45.83 % gross [64th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % net 32.36 % net [92nd of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross 53.83 % gross [61st of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % net 37.84 % net [90th of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary 5.24 % [50th of 124]
School enrollment, tertiary > % gross 11.27 % gross [35th of 141]
School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross 10.32 % gross [35th of 137]
School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross 12.2 % gross [31st of 137]
School life expectancy > Female 7.4 years [81st of 96]
School life expectancy > Male 8.9 years [82nd of 97]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 10 years [27th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 9 years [27th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 11 years [25th of 93]
School life expectancy > Total 8.2 years [93rd of 110]
Scientific and technical journal articles 428 [52nd of 175]
Secondary education, general pupils 1,834,766 [18th of 183]
Secondary education, general pupils (per capita) 0.061 per 1,000 people [62nd of 196]
Secondary education, pupils 1,959,303 [17th of 166]
Secondary education, pupils (per capita) 0.065 per capita [59th of 185]
Secondary education, pupils > % female 45.13 % female [63rd of 153]
Secondary education, teachers 100,367 [33rd of 141]
Secondary education, teachers (per capita) 3.365 per 1,000 people [94th of 188]
Secondary education, teachers > % female 33.29 % female [103rd of 131]
Secondary education, vocational pupils 124,537 [16th of 163]
Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita) 4.128 per 1,000 people [36th of 183]
Tertiary enrollment 10.3% [95th of 151]
Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers 100 % [4th of 61]
Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers 100 % [4th of 56]
Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers 100 % [3rd of 56]
Unemployment with primary education > % of total unemployment 51.45 % [2nd of 78]
Unemployment with primary education, female > % of female unemployment 36.2 % [1st of 72]
Unemployment with primary education, male > % of male unemployment 57.51 % [1st of 72]
Unemployment with secondary education > % of total unemployment 20.14 % [3rd of 77]
Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24 0.75 [31st of 138]
World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls both


 

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; United Nations Human Development Programme; The Geography Zone; World Bank; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Household survey data, net enrolment data from UNESCO, and data from UNICEF country offices; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; Wikipedia: List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Morocco, Kingdom of Morocco, Al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah, Al Maghrib

Health

 

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3 94 [76th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > HepB3 92 [50th of 114]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles 96 [51st of 186]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3 94 [77th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > TB 90 [99th of 153]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural 44 [97th of 140]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total 68 [96th of 144]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban 86 [96th of 141]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural 56 [107th of 146]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total 80 [87th of 150]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban 98 [59th of 147]
% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total 100 [35th of 133]
% under-fives with ARI -- 9 [55th of 79]
% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider 28 [67th of 80]
Access to sanitation 100% [19th of 129]
Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 42 births [96th of 184]
ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider 38 % [6th of 52]
Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people 22.63 per 1,000 people [78th of 195]
Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 62.6 % [24th of 76]
Births with health staff 40% [98th of 116]
Children Underweight Rate 2% [71st of 95]
Contraception 50% [45th of 89]
Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49 63 % [5th of 57]
Dependency ratio per 100 56 [105th of 166]
Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding 45.8 % [5th of 47]
Drinking water availability % 80% [88th of 147]
Drug access 50% [133rd of 163]
expenditure per capita > current US$ 82.2 $ [112nd of 186]
expenditure, private > % of GDP 3.35 % [43rd of 187]
expenditure, public > % of GDP 1.75 % [153rd of 187]
expenditure, total > % of GDP 5.1 % [123rd of 187]
External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health 0.9 % [109th of 141]
External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health 1.9% [90th of 179]
Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV 21.05 % [103rd of 112]
Fertility rate, total > births per woman 2.4 births per woman [92nd of 194]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females 60.9 [105th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males 59.5 [84th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 60.2 [95th of 186]
HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate 0.1% [110th of 136]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS 15,000 [78th of 126]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita) 0.52 per 1,000 people [105th of 126]
HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49 0.08 [107th of 114]
HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years, 0.1 [142nd of 145]
Hospital beds > per 1,000 people 0.8 per 1,000 people [51st of 149]
Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months 98 % [35th of 190]
Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 97 % [39th of 190]
Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 73 % [81st of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access 52 % [86th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access 88 % [86th of 173]
Improved water source > % of population with access 81 % [112nd of 176]
Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access 56 % [137th of 174]
Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access 99 % [65th of 181]
Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people 89.23 per 100,000 people [83rd of 200]
Infant mortality rate 43.25 [56th of 179]
Infant mortality rate > Female 34.53 deaths/1,000 live births [69th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Male 41.74 deaths/1,000 live births [67th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Total 38.22 deaths/1,000 live births [68th of 225]
Intestinal diseases death rate 15.49% [62nd of 141]
Investment in water and sanitation with private participation > current US$ 1,000,000,000 $ [1st of 19]
Investment in water and sanitation with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 27.919 $ per $1,000 of GDP [5th of 44]
Investment in water and sanitation with private participation > current US$ (per capita) 36,755.909 $ per 1,000 people [12th of 45]
life expectancy > Date of information 2006 est.
Life expectancy at birth > Female 74 years [130th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Male 69.16 years [116th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 71.52 years [125th of 225]
Life expectancy at birth, female > years 72.66 years [105th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, male > years 68.2 years [91st of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, total > years 70.38 years [102nd of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Females 73 [92nd of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Males 69 [71st of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 71 [80th of 186]
Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk intermediate
Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial diarrhea, and hepatitis A
Major infectious diseases > Vectorborne diseases
may be a significant risk in some locations during the transmission season (typically April through November)
Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5 18.1 % [7th of 52]
Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5 10.2 % [8th of 63]
Maternal mortality 230 per 100,000 [44th of 136]
Measles immunization 90 [80th of 168]
Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 21 [80th of 105]
Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months 66 [9th of 125]
Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt 41 [75th of 112]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 24 [65th of 132]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 9 [95th of 137]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 2 [77th of 104]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 4 [86th of 128]
Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure 74% [145th of 185]
Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health 76 % [129th of 185]
Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars 61 [131st of 185]
Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars 186 [116th of 185]
Physicians > per 1,000 people 0.51 per 1,000 people [21st of 148]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992 6 % [87th of 106]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003 6 % [84th of 108]
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > % 67.8 % [15th of 62]
Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health 23% [21st of 159]
Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49 0.1 % [143rd of 148]
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 6 % [103rd of 172]
Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health 67.2% [25th of 185]
Probability of dying before 5 > Females 59 per 1,000 people [66th of 187]
Probability of not reaching 40 11.8% [63rd of 111]
Probability of reaching 65 > Female 74.1% [93rd of 159]
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 66.3% [74th of 159]
Respiratory disease child death rate 72.73 (est)
Smoking prevalence, females > % of adults 0.1 % [43rd of 43]
Smoking prevalence, males > % of adults 28.5 % [25th of 42]
Spending > Private 3.2 [33rd of 141]
Spending > Public 1.2%
Tobacco > Adult female smokers 1.6 [106th of 114]
Tobacco > Adult male smokers 34.5 [74th of 115]
Tobacco > Cigarette consumption 800 [64th of 106]
Tobacco > Total adult smokers 0 [123rd of 121]
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP 4.6% [139th of 185]
Total fertility rate 2.7 [92nd of 166]
Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000 47 [85th of 165]
Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > % 101.01 % [14th of 178]
Tuberculosis immunisation 93% [71st of 134]
Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 87.02 % [41st of 171]
Unmet need for contraception > % of married women ages 15-49 10 % [6th of 13]
Water availability 971 cubic meters [145th of 169]


 

SOURCES
UNICEF; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; WHO 2002a; UNICEF; UN (United Nations). 2002. United Nations Population Division Database on Contraceptive Use. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. January. New York; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva: WHO, 2000; Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy ; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary: The State of the World's Children 2002. New York: Oxford University Press.; Wikipedia: List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; ; World Health Organization; World Health Organization2005; UNHDR

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Morocco, Kingdom of Morocco, Al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah, Al Maghrib

Sports
 

1965 Pan Arab Games > Medals won > Bronze 3 [6th of 9]
1965 Pan Arab Games > Medals won > Silver 3 [8th of 8]
1965 Pan Arab Games > Medals won > Total 14 [5th of 9]
1976 Pan Arab Games > Medals won > Bronze 11 [5th of 8]
1976 Pan Arab Games > Medals won > Total 59 [2nd of 8]
1985 Pan Arab Games > Medals won > Bronze 32 [2nd of 12]
1985 Pan Arab Games > Medals won > Gold 57 [1st of 13]
1985 Pan Arab Games > Medals won > Silver 28 [2nd of 13]
1985 Pan Arab Games > Medals won > Total 117 [1st of 16]
1995 IAAF World Indoor Championships > Medals table > Position 8.  
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Bronze 2 [31st of 61]
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population 26 839 000  
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population > /medal 13 420 000  
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Total 2 [52nd of 79]
1997 IAAF World Indoor Championships > Medals table > Position 8.  
1997-98 in Scottish football > Scottish national team > Competition
WC1
1997-98 in Scottish football > Scottish national team > Date June 23 1998  
1997-98 in Scottish football > Scottish national team > Score 0-3  
1997-98 in Scottish football > Scottish national team > Venue
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, St Etienne (N)
1998 in Norwegian football > Men > Comp. WC98 Group stage  
1998 in Norwegian football > Men > Date June 10  
1998 in Norwegian football > Men > Norwegian goalscorers
Youssef Chippo (Own goal), Dan Eggen
1998 in Norwegian football > Men > Res. * 2-2  
1998 in Norwegian football > Men > Venue Montpellier  
1999 IAAF World Indoor Championships > Medals table > Position 20.  
1999 World Championships in Athletics > Medals Table > Position 5.  
2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Bronze 4 [20th of 68]
2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population 29 108 000  
2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population > /medal 5 822 000  
2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Silver 1 [41st of 53]
2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Total 5 [41st of 79]
2001 IAAF World Indoor Championships > Medals table > Position 6.  
2001 World Championships in Athletics > Medals Table > Position 9.  
2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships > Medals table > Position 20.  
2003 World Championships in Athletics > Medals Table > Position 9.  
2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships > Medals table > Place 26  
2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships > Medals table > Total 1 [28th of 31]
African Cup of Nations > Most tournaments hosted > Hosts 1 time  
African Footballer of the Year > Wins > First place 4 [4th of 13]
African Footballer of the Year > Wins > Second place 1 [7th of 9]
Canada men's national soccer team > All-time Record against other nations > D 1 [19th of 26]
Canada men's national soccer team > All-time Record against other nations > L 1 [23rd of 47]
Canada men's national soccer team > All-time Record against other nations > Pts 1 [39th of 44]
Chess > GrandMasters 1 [66th of 135]
    Chess > GrandMasters (per capita) 0.003 per 100,000 population [67th of 135]
Chess > International Masters 1 [92nd of 135]
    Chess > International Masters (per capita) 0.031 per 1 million population [93rd of 135]
Chess > World Chess Rankings 2,352 [66th of 135]
FIFA World Ranking > Men 653 [36th of 198]
    FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita) 19.954 per 1 million people [147th of 197]
Henry Amike > Achievements > Extra 400 m hurdles  
Henry Amike > Achievements > Result 2nd  
Henry Amike > Achievements > Tournament
African Championships
International Cricket Council members > Affiliate Members > Member Since 1999  
Olympic medals > Bronze > Sydney 2000 4 [19th of 64]
    Olympic medals > Bronze > Sydney 2000 (per capita) 1.222 per 10 million people [44th of 64]
Olympic medals > Silver > Sydney 2000 1 [45th of 50]
    Olympic medals > Silver > Sydney 2000 (per capita) 0.003 per 100,000 people [43rd of 50]
Olympic medals > Total > Sydney 2000 5 [37th of 75]
    Olympic medals > Total > Sydney 2000 (per capita) 1.528 per 10 million people [55th of 75]
Olympic point totals > Sydney 2000 6 [52nd of 79]
    Olympic point totals > Sydney 2000 (per capita) 0.18334 per 1 million people [60th of 79]
Summer olympic medals > All time 16 [45th of 116]
    Summer olympic medals > All time (per capita) 4.889 per 10 million people [74th of 116]
World Cup Totals > Draws 4 [29th of 72]
    World Cup Totals > Draws (per capita) 1.222 per 10 million people [34th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Goals against 18 [35th of 72]
    World Cup Totals > Goals against (per capita) 5.5 per 10 million people [45th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Goals for 12 [37th of 72]
    World Cup Totals > Goals for (per capita) 3.667 per 10 million people [41st of 69]
World Cup Totals > Losses 7 [31st of 72]
    World Cup Totals > Losses (per capita) 21.39 per 100 million people [43rd of 69]
World Cup Totals > Matches played 13 [35th of 72]
    World Cup Totals > Matches played (per capita) 39.724 per 100 million people [46th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Points 8 [41st of 72]
    World Cup Totals > Points (per capita) 2.445 per 10 million people [43rd of 69]
World Cup Totals > Wins 2 [44th of 72]
    World Cup Totals > Wins (per capita) 0.611 per 10 million people [43rd of 69]


 

SOURCES
Wikipedia: 1965 Pan Arab Games ; Wikipedia: 1976 Pan Arab Games ; Wikipedia: 1985 Pan Arab Games ; Wikipedia: 1995 IAAF World Indoor Championships ; Wikipedia: 1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita ; Wikipedia: 1997 IAAF World Indoor Championships ; Wikipedia: 1997-98 in Scottish football ; Wikipedia: 1998 in Norwegian football ; Wikipedia: 1999 IAAF World Indoor Championships ; Wikipedia: 1999 World Championships in Athletics ; Wikipedia: 2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita ; Wikipedia: 2001 IAAF World Indoor Championships ; Wikipedia: 2001 World Championships in Athletics ; Wikipedia: 2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships ; Wikipedia: 2003 World Championships in Athletics ; Wikipedia: 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships ; Wikipedia: African Cup of Nations ; Wikipedia: African Footballer of the Year ; Wikipedia: Canada men's national soccer team ; World Chess Federation, 2006; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); Wikipedia: Henry Amike ; Wikipedia: List of International Cricket Council members ; International Olympic Committee; The Golden Book of the Olympic Games ; ESPN, FIFA Official Website, NationMaster

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Morocco, Kingdom of Morocco, Al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah, Al Maghrib

Food
 

beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing 33.15 % [26th of 103]
exports > % of merchandise exports 21.49 % [33rd of 156]
imports > % of merchandise imports 10.72 % [50th of 155]


 

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Morocco, Kingdom of Morocco, Al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah, Al Maghrib

Language
 

Languages
Arabic (official), Berber dialects, French often the language of business, government, and diplomacy
Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate 50.7 [156th of 174]
Spanish speakers 20,000 [24th of 26]
Spanish speakers (per capita) 0.611135 per 1,000 people [25th of 26]
Spanish status Bible 1553-1979.


 

SOURCES
All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: Languages of the African Union ; Ethnologue

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Morocco, Kingdom of Morocco, Al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah, Al Maghrib


2) Religion
 

Catholic > Diocesan priests 25 [109th of 143]
Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita) 0.000763919 per 1,000 people [133rd of 143]
Catholic > Dioceses 2 [114th of 150]
Catholic > Dioceses (per capita) 0 per 1,000 people [141st of 148]
Catholic > Parishes 35 [111st of 149]
Catholic > Parishes (per capita) 0.00106949 per 1,000 people [137th of 147]
Catholic > Religious Priests 40 [104th of 148]
Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita) 0.00122227 per 1,000 people [133rd of 147]
Catholic > Total Priests 65 [109th of 149]
Catholic > Total Priests (per capita) 0.00198619 per 1,000 people [135th of 148]
Catholics 23,000 [124th of 140]
Catholics as percentage 0.07 [137th of 150]
Islam > Number of Muslim 30,393,000 [12th of 67]
Islam > Percentage 98.7% [15th of 164]
Islam > Percentage Muslim 98.7% [15th of 168]
Islam > Population 32,300,410 [11th of 165]
Islam > Shia 607,860 [24th of 67]
Islam > Shia to Muslim 2 % [51st of 67]
Islam > Sunni 29,785,140 [10th of 67]
Islam > Sunni to Muslim 98 % [13th of 67]
Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population 98.7 % [7th of 45]
Jews 7,500 [37th of 89]
Jews (per capita) 0.229176 per 1,000 people [61st of 89]
Muslim 99 % [12th of 66]
Religions
Muslim 98.7%, Christian 1.1%, Jewish 0.2%
Religions > All
Muslim 98.7%, Christian 1.1%, Jewish 0.2%
Religions > Jewish 0.2 % [12th of 12]
Religions > Muslim 98.7 % [4th of 100]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic 0.07 % [158th of 170]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total 22,908 [144th of 170]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 12 [204th of 232]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita) 3.667 per 10 million people [203rd of 222]


 

SOURCES
Catholic Hierarchy.org; Wikipedia: Demographics of Islam ; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Wikipedia: Islam in Africa ; World Jewish Congress (WJC), 1998; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia: Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Morocco, Kingdom of Morocco, Al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah, Al Maghrib


3) Media
 

Average cost of local call 0.08 [72nd of 151]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences 33 [37th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences (per capita) 1.175 per million people [41st of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Arts and recreation 12 [39th of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Generalities 25 [35th of 70]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Generalities (per capita) 0.89 per million people [37th of 70]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography, history 47 [35th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography, history (per capita) 1.674 per million people [37th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature 75 [37th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature (per capita) 2.671 per million people [39th of 76]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology 5 [35th of 70]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology (per capita) 0.178 per million people [36th of 69]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philosophy, psychology 3 [38th of 68]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philosophy, psychology (per capita) 0.107 per million people [40th of 67]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences 1 [42nd of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences (per capita) 0.036 per million people [41st of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion, theology 34 [30th of 73]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion, theology (per capita) 1.211 per million people [38th of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences 151 [36th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences (per capita) 5.377 per million people [39th of 76]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total 386 [39th of 80]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total (per capita) 13.744 per million people [40th of 79]
Cinema attendance 14,336,100 [31st of 78]
Cinema attendance (per capita) 438.063 per 1,000 people [49th of 78]
Cinemas 175 [40th of 61]
Cinemas (per capita) 6.414 per million people [48th of 60]
Cinemas > Annual attendance 14,300,000 [27th of 65]
Cinemas > Annual attendance (per capita) 0.524 per capita [42nd of 64]
Cinemas > Seats 124,000 [12th of 44]
Cinemas > Seats (per capita) 4.545 per 1,000 people [36th of 43]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports 20.97 % [71st of 153]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 26.78 % [69th of 155]
Daily newspapers > per 1,000 people 29.06 per 1,000 people [49th of 89]
DVD region 5 [62nd of 171]
E-Government rating 40.9 [90th of 182]
Fax machines 0.43 per 1,000 people [80th of 103]
Films produced 12 [44th of 50]
Films produced (per capita) 0.367 per 1 million people [44th of 50]
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people 455.25 per 1,000 people [86th of 193]
HAM radio prefixes 5CA - 5GZ
Households with television > % 76.07 % [76th of 160]
Information and communication technology expenditure > current US$ 3,636,500,000 $ [53rd of 74]
Information and communication technology expenditure > current US$ (per $ GDP) 0.063 $ per $1 of GDP [31st of 74]
Information and communication technology expenditure > current US$ (per capita) 108.307 $ per capita [55th of 74]
International dialling code 212
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes 1,638,000,000 min. [14th of 164]
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita) 54.923 min. per capita [36th of 185]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ 480,000,000 $ [25th of 101]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 9.299 $ per $1,000 of GDP [22nd of 130]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita) 15.911 $ per capita [36th of 132]
Mobile phone subscribers 12,392,810 [33rd of 198]
Mobile phone subscribers (per capita) 410.792 per 1 million people [79th of 201]
Newspaper circulation 846,000 [21st of 51]
Newspaper circulation (per capita) 25.851 per 1,000 people [36th of 51]
Newspapers 23 [28th of 67]
Newspapers (per capita) 0.702805 per 1 million people [56th of 67]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily 846,000 [33rd of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily (per capita) 29.72 per 1,000 people [48th of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Non-daily 4,108,000 [7th of 46]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Non-daily (per capita) 144.314 per 1,000 people [13th of 46]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Periodicals 4,956,000 [5th of 26]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Periodicals (per capita) 174.104 per 1,000 people [10th of 26]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily 23 [40th of 106]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily (per capita) 0.808 per million people [63rd of 104]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Non-daily 507 [11th of 69]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Non-daily (per capita) 17.811 per million people [22nd of 68]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Periodicals 364 [13th of 40]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Periodicals (per capita) 12.787 per million people [29th of 40]
Number of PCs 620 [59th of 169]
Number of PCs (per $ GDP) 0.046 per $10 million of GDP [115th of 144]
Number of PCs (per capita) 0.189 per 10,000 people [121st of 169]
Personal computers 740,000 [21st of 164]
Personal computers (per capita) 24.529 per 1 million people [42nd of 171]
Phone subscribers 204.42 [102nd of 178]
Population covered by mobile telephony > % 97.5 % [31st of 108]
Price basket for mobile > US$ per month 16.27 $/month [43rd of 185]
Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month 23.05 $/month [30th of 151]
Radio broadcast stations AM 27, FM 25, shortwave 6
Radio receivers 6,640,000 [47th of 188]
Radio receivers (per capita) 0.243 per capita [113rd of 182]
Radios 6,640,000 [48th of 221]
Radios (per capita) 202.897 per 1,000 people [145th of 212]
Royalties and fees $1.30 [32nd of 85]
Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 10.86 % [61st of 165]
Telecommunications investment > current LCU 2700000000
Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 5.44 % GDP [19th of 167]
Telecommunications revenue > current LCU 24900000000
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 1.69 $ [4th of 142]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP) 32.739 $ per $1 trillion of GD [6th of 174]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per capita) 0.056 $ per 1 million people [7th of 178]
Telephone employees, total 12,963 [38th of 194]
Telephone employees, total (per capita) 0.435 per 1,000 people [74th of 202]
Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines 25 per 100 mainlines [16th of 134]
Telephone mainlines 1,341,156 [54th of 202]
Telephone mainlines (per capita) 44.456 per 1,000 people [105th of 203]
Telephone subscribers 13,733,960 [36th of 199]
Telephone subscribers (per capita) 0.42 per 1,000 people [87th of 201]
Telephone subscribers per employee 821.22 [12th of 191]
Telephone system > Domestic
good system composed of open-wire lines, cables, and microwave radio relay links; Internet available but expensive; principal switching centers are Casablanca and Rabat; national network nearly 100% digital using fiber-optic links; improved rural service employs microwave radio relay
Telephone system > General assessment
modern system with all important capabilities; however, density is low with only 7 fixed lines available for each 100 persons; mobile-cellular subscribership is approaching 60 per 100 persons
Telephone system > International
country code - 212; landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-3 optical telecommunications submarine cable that provides connectivity to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 Arabsat; microwave radio relay to Gibraltar, Spain, and Western Sahara; coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Algeria; participant in Medarabtel; fiber-optic cable link from Agadir to Algeria and Tunisia
Telephone system > Regulation 1998
Telephones > Main lines in use 2,394,000 [45th of 174]
Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita) 70.918 per 1,000 people [93rd of 173]
Telephones > Mobile cellular 20,029,000 [33rd of 186]
Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita) 593.326 per 1,000 people [84th of 185]
Television broadcast stations 35 [22nd of 89]
Television broadcast stations (per capita) 1.324 per million people [28th of 67]
Television receivers 3,100,000 [49th of 185]
Television receivers (per capita) 113.627 per 1,000 people [99th of 179]
Television standard > VHF SECAM B
Televisions 3,100,000 [51st of 215]
Televisions (per capita) 94.7259 per 1,000 people [129th of 209]
Website defacements 44 [36th of 129]
Website defacements (per capita) 1.3445 per 1 million people [73rd of 124]


 

SOURCES
Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; UNESCO Institute for Statistics, March 11, 2003; World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); The Information for Development Program; Internet Movie Database 2003; hamcity.com; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; aggregates calculated for the Human Development Report Office by the World Bank; ITU-BDT Telecommunications Regulatory Database; Tenlab May 2002; attrition.org

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Morocco, Kingdom of Morocco, Al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah, Al Maghrib

Internet
 

Broadband subscribers 249,138 [42nd of 117]
Broadband subscribers (per capita) 8,258.331 per 1 million people [65th of 146]
Country code .ma
Hosts 275,889 [53rd of 228]
Hosts (per capita) 8,033.289 per million people [102nd of 222]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 7,100 Mbps [15th of 167]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP) 137.541 Mbps per $1 trillion of [11th of 184]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita) 235.348 Mbps per 1 billion peop [33rd of 188]
Internet Service Providers 8 [98th of 229]
Internet Service Providers (per capita) 0.000244454 per 1,000 people [176th of 215]
ISP 8 [69th of 162]
ISP (per capita) 281.04 per billion people [102nd of 127]
Linux web servers 1 [104th of 107]
Linux web servers (per capita) 0 per 1,000 people [102nd of 106]
Livejournal users 61 [143rd of 226]
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 26.8 $/month [68th of 180]
Secure Internet servers 24 [94th of 183]
Secure Internet servers (per capita) 0.729 per 1 million people [132nd of 189]
TLD .ma
Users 7,300,000 [30th of 190]
Users (per capita) 216.25 per 1,000 people [80th of 184]


 

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; IANA: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; Netcraft Linux server survey; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Morocco, Kingdom of Morocco, Al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah, Al Maghrib

4) Tourist

Travel

Right Now


One of Africa’s most popular destinations, Morocco is a country rich in diverse cities, fantastic cuisine, and spectacular sites. The two main cities, Casablanca and Fès, have different feels and scenes, but they’re both perfect places for strolling aimlessly and getting lost in sights, sounds, and smells. Want to spoil yourself? Have a massage. Feeling adventurous? Go trekking in the mountains. Many of Hollywood’s biggest movies have been filmed in the desert regions of Morocco, so make sure to check them out, too.

Travel around the country is fast and comfortable, thanks to well-maintained train lines. As Morocco is the premier tourist enclave in North Africa, it’s worth spending as much time there as possible; if you can manage one to two weeks, do so, and pack in as much as you can.


The Top 10
What to Do in Morocco



1. Spa Time
What’s a better way to pamper yourself than to spend time at the spa? Morocco is famous for its hammams, bathhouses modeled after Turkish or Russian baths. First take a steam bath
an assistant covers you with black soap and exfoliates your skin with a rough glove. Then comes a relaxing oil massage. Finally, you are doused in refreshing water. While a few high-end hotels have their own hammams, many are located throughout Morocco. Ask your hotel staff for their recommendation for a good hammam.

2. Trekking in the Atlas Mountains
With some of the most magnificent mountains in northern Africa, Morocco is a great place to go hiking or mountain trekking. The best place to depart on your trek is either Marrakech or the village of Imlil. For more-serious climbers, Imlil is the starting point for heading for the summit of Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. A trek through the Atlas Mountains brings hikers into close proximity to old Berber villages and stunning mountain environments. We very highly recommend hiring a guide, no matter the intensity of your hike in the mountains
a guide will be able to educate you about your surroundings as well as ensure your safety in the unfamiliar territory.

3. Sahara Desert
The world’s largest desert covers approximately one-fourth of Africa and is partly located in Morocco. The landscape is beautiful and dotted with old casbahs, Berber villages, and sand dunes. We recommend visiting Ouarzazate, a desert town where famous desert scenes of many movies have been filmed, as well as the magnificent Drâa Valley. A number of travel companies lead multiday desert tours. Visit a tour agency in any large city, or ask your hotel staff for their recommendation of a reputable tour company.
It is very important that you travel with caution if you enter the western Sahara region, owing to the region’s contentious land claim dispute. This is not an area to tour casually. If you are planning to visit the western Sahara region, please make sure you travel with a reliable organization.

4. Hassan II Mosque
Located in Casablanca, the Hassan II Mosque is one of the world’s largest mosques. It covers approximately 22 acres, including a section built over the Atlantic Ocean. Designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau, the mosque represents traditional Moroccan architecture but with interesting modern additions, such as heated floors, an earthquake-proof foundation, and a retractable roof. It also has lights that shine from the minaret toward Mecca every night.

5. Fès el-Bali
Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981, Fès el-Bali is the walled, Old Town section of Fès. First inhabited in the ninth century, it has ancient architecture and vehicle-free streets that will have you feeling as if you were living in a different era. Here you will find artisans, the souq (market), hammams, and numerous places to drink tea or have a bite to eat. Because more than 9,000 twisting alleys wind through the town, we recommend hiring a guide to show you through the area. If you are looking for souvenirs, choose a new belt or purse from one of the many leather tanneries that have been in operation since the town’s earliest days.

6. Djemaa el-Fna
While visiting Marrakech, spend some time in Djemaa el-Fna, a marketplace square located in the Old City. With its many food stalls (try the orange juice), snake charmers, storytellers, and people selling all sorts of items, the square is a great place to take pictures and buy souvenirs. Visit the square once in the morning, and come back again at night to see the changing array of vendors and musicians.

7. Volubilis
Constructed in the second or third century A.D., Volubilis is the best-preserved Roman town in Morocco. The ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and make for a magnificent day trip. Among the best sights are the awe-inspiring floor mosaics and the Roman pillars that still stand all over the site. Have your camera ready, as the site is also an ideal place to watch the sun rise and set.

8. The Blue City
Tucked into the Rif Mountains a few hours away from Fès is Chefchaouen, “the Blue City.” The city is famous for its blue walls and doors, and the architecture is a photographer’s dream come true. Throughout the town, you will see craftsmen weaving blankets and woodsmen carving away. Do not be surprised if someone invites you in for some tea; this city is known for its hospitality. It is a great place to buy souvenirs and support the local craftsmen.

9. Golfing
Morocco has numerous golf courses; the Royal Dar es Salaam Golf Club in Rabat is considered one of the finest golf courses in the world. There are beautiful courses in most of the major cities, too, including Casablanca, Fès, Marrakech, and Ouarzazae. We recommend asking your hotel staff for recommendations of nearby golf courses.

10. Aït Benhaddou
Another one of Morocco’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Aït Benhaddou is Morocco’s best-preserved ksar, a Berber village that consists of connected buildings situated in the side of a hill. To see the fortified city cut out of the hills and made entirely of earthen materials is remarkable. Take the opportunity to walk through the ancient streets and marvel at the skill necessary to build such a massive and beautiful town.

When to Go


The most popular time for tourists to visit Morocco is the summer, July and August, when it is very hot and dry. If you want to avoid the heat and the massive number of tourists, September through October and April through June are your best bets. It can be cold and wet during the winter (November through March), especially along the coast and in the hills, so we don’t recommend going then, unless you like layers and rain gear. The climate varies throughout the country, so be sure to check the weather forecast for the specific regions you are planning to visit.

Be sure to note when Ramadan falls as you plan your trip. Many restaurants and public facilities are closed during the day for the duration of the holiday.

In terms of arts and music events, the TANJazz Festival takes place in Tangier, the Gnaoua World Music Festival is held in Essaouira, and Marrakech has its Festival of Popular Arts.
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