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Morocco

Political leadership

Morocco King Mohammed VI

King Mohammed VI (since 23 July 1999)

Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane (since 29 November 2011)

Land

total: 446,550 sq km

Boundaries

total: 2,017.9 km

Border countries

Algeria 1,559 km Western Sahara 443 km
Spain (Ceuta) 6.3 km Spain (Melilla) 9.6 km

Coastline

1,835 km

Population

33,322,699 (2015 est.) (country comparison to the world: 40)

Age structure

0-14 years: 26.4% 15-64 years: 67.2% 65+ 6.4% (2015 est.)

Population growth rate

1% (2015 est.)

Urbanisation

Urban population: 60.2% of total population (2015) rate of urbanisation: 2.26% annual rate of change (2010-2015 est.)

Major cities

Casablanca 3.515 million, Rabat (capital) 1.97 million, Fes 1.17 million, Marrakech 1.13 million, Tanger 982,000 (2015)

Ethnic groups

Arab-Berber 99%, other 1%

Religions

Muslim (official) 99%, Christian 1%, Jewish (around 6,000) (2010 est.)

Languages

Arabic (official), Berber languages (Tamazight (official), Tachelhit, Tarifit), French (often language of business, government and diplomacy)

Literacy

(Age 15+ Can Read and Write) total population: 68.5% male: 78.6% female: 58.8% (2015)

GDP

$274.1 billion (2015 est.) $261.8 billion (2014 est.)

GDP Real growth rate

4.7% (2015 est.) 2.4% (2014 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP)

$8,300 (2015 est.) $7,900 (2014 est.)

Unemployment rate

total 9.7% (2015 est.) youth (15-24) 19.1% (2013 est.)

Population below poverty line

15% (2007)

Public debt

73.4% of GDP (2015 est.) 73.8% of GDP (2014 est.)

Inflation rate

1.6% (2015 est.)