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Presentation of Morocco : Geography

Country's official name :
Morocco
Capital:
Rabat
Population of main cities:
Casablanca (3,563,000) ; Fez (1,187,000) ; Tangier (1,087,000) ; Salé (996,000) ; Marrakech (971,000) ; Oujda (572,000) ; Meknes (571,000) ; Rabat (533,000) ; Agadir (498,000) ; Kenitra (495,000)
Area:
446,550 km²
Type of Climate :
Morocco is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the North and the Atlantic Ocean to the West. Inland, the Atlas mountain range runs through the centre of the country, between which lie vast plateaus of grasslands. To the South, the Sahara borders the country. As such, Morocco has both Mediterranean and desert climate, with mild temperatures along the coast and a drier, hotter interior. The further away from the coast, the more extreme the seasons. During the summer, temperatures range from 35oC during the day but can drop quickly to 5oC at night in the desert. Winters along the coastline average between 12oC and 25oC, while the inlands, for example in the Northern Plateau region, have colder winters ranging from 5oC to -7oC. Rainfall is most likely to occur in April, May, October and November. The Atlantic coast is the wettest region of Morocco.
Local Time:
It is %T:%M %A In Rabat
Summer Time Period :
+1h between May 31 and September 28.
Official Language:
Arabic and Tamazight (Berber)
Other Languages Spoken:
60% of the population speaks Moroccan Arabic while 30% to 40% speak Tamazight (Berber). Moreover, it is important to note that French is the second language of Morocco and occupies a very important place in public life. Finally, Spanish is also spoken in the north of the country. English is moslty used by Moroccans who have studied abroad (mainly in the United States).
Business Language(s):
French is used in a commercial context with Arabic for administration.

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