Capital: Rabat

Population: 33,931,519 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD)

Official Language: Arabic

Unofficial Languages: Berber languages, French

Main Religion: Islam

Ethnic Groups: Arab-Berber

Largest Cities: Casablanca, Tangier, Rabat, Fes, Salé, Marrakesh

Main Sport: Handball, Football, Tennis

Political System: Constitutional Monarchy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Independence Manifesto Day (January 11)

Labour Day (May 1)

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) (July 7)

Throne Day (July 30)

Oued Ed-Dahab Day (August 14)

Revolution Day (August 20)

King Mohammed IV’s Birthday (August 21)

Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) (September 13)

Fatih Muharram (Islamic New Year) (October 3)

Green March Day (November 6)

Independence Day (November 18)

Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad) (December 12)


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