The Report Morocco 2013
Publisher: O x f o r d Business Group | 2013 | PDF | ISBN: 1907065776 | 266 pages | 79.6 Mb
Located in the westernmost region of North Africa, Morocco has a unique blend of Arab
, European and African cultures, with large Arab
and indigenous Berber populations. The population stood at 32.3m in mid-2012, with a median age of 27.3 years. Around 99% of the population is Muslim, with most adhering to the Maliki school of Sunni Islam. Modern Standard Arab
ic is the official language, although its local dialect Darija is more commonly used. A trend in rural migration has transformed the country into a largely urban society over the last decade, and around 58% of citizens now live in cities. The kingdom boasts vast deposits of mineable resources, including significant phosphate reserves, along with iron, ore, manganese, zinc, lead, salt, cobalt and silver.