Facts about Morocco
Know where you're going! Below is a list of some key facts and essential information about Morocco.
Local Time in Morocco
Greenwich Mean Time. Remains constant all year
Capital City of Morocco
Governmental capital is Rabat. Casablanca is the commercial & industrial capital.
Population of Morocco
About 29,000,000 (+2% per annum).
Language in Morocco
Moroccans generally speak their own dialect of Arabic. French is used mainly in the south of Morocco, whilst in the north Spanish and French are commonly used. English is slowly being learnt by most of the population but it is handy to know a few key phrases in Arabic, French and Spanish.
For the most part, the population is Muslim. There is, however, a considerable amount of Jewish people. In the north and south of Morocco the French and Spanish speaking population is generally Catholic.
Public Holidays in Morocco
For a full listing of public holidays, click here.
The Dirham (DH) = 100 centimes. The importing of Dirhams is not allowed; thus changing of monies needs to take place once you’re in Morocco. The following monies are currently in circulation:
Notes: DH 10, 20, 50, 100 & 200.
Coins: DH 1, 5 & 10/5, 10, 20 & 50 centimes
Weights & Measures System in Morocco
Passports & Visa Requirements for Morocco
For full information on passports & visas, click here