Universities

Over the last decade Morocco has been working very hard to improve their education system. Work has been done to increase female enrollment and to open more universities across the country. The current list of universities in Morocco include:

  • Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, Tétouan - Tanger

  • Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane

  • Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh

  • Chouaib Doukkali University, El Jadida

  • Hassan II Mohammedia University, Mohammedia

  • Hassan Premier University, Settat

  • Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra

  • Ibnou Zohr University, Agadir

  • Mohamed Premier University, Oujda

  • Mohammed V University, Rabat

  • Moulay Ismail University, Meknès

  • Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez

  • Université Moulay Slimane, Beni Mellal

  • University of Al Quaraouiyine, Fes

  • University of Hassan II Casablanca Ain Chok, Casablanca

  • Université Internationale de Rabat, Salé

  • IIHEM - International Institute for Higher Education in Morocco, Rabat

  • Marrakesh Tensift El Haouz, Marrakesh

  • Mundiapolis Université Privée, Casablanca

  • SIST - British University, Rabat, Casablanca, Tangier

  • Universiapolis-Université Internationale d’Agadir, Agadir

  • Université Internationale de Casablanca, Casablanca

  • Université Privée de Fès (UPF), Fez

Literacy 67.1% 

Exports

  • clothing and textiles

  • automobiles

  • electric components

  • inorganic chemicals

  • Transistors

  • crude minerals

  • fertilizers (including phosphates)

  • petroleum products

  • citrus fruits

  • Vegetables

  • fish

 

Imports

  • crude petroleum

  • textile fabric

  • telecommunications equipment

  • Wheat

  • gas and electricity

  • Transistors

  • plastics

Population 30.01 million

Geography

Morocco is a North African country that has a coastline on both the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It has borders with Western Sahara to the south, Algeria to the east and the Spanish North African territories of Ceuta and Melilla on the Mediterranean coast in the north. THe country is a mix of rugged mountains, expansive desert, enchanted forests, and miles of farm lands. The diversity of Morocco can best be understood through regions.

Mediterranean Morocco

hosts all sorts of towns and cities, several Spanish enclaves and some important ports

North Atlantic Coast

the northern half of Morocco's coast featuring the capital city Rabat and Casablanca as well as many small beach towns. 

South Atlantic Coast

the southern coast is home to beautiful beach towns like Essaouira and Sidi Ifni

High Atlas

covering the High Atlas mountains and the surrounding areas including Marrakech

Middle Atlas

covering the Middle Atlas mountains and the surrounding areas including Fez and Meknes

Saharan Morocco

the vast desert region of Morocco runs along the border with Algeria

Anti Atlas

the southern portion, covering Tarouddant down to the Western Sahara border

 

People and Groups

Ethnically speaking, Morocco is composed mainly of Arabs and Berbers or a mixture of the two. Sizeable numbers of Berbers live mainly in the country’s mountainous regions, long areas of refuge where they have preserved their language and culture. Some segments of the population are descendants of refugees from Spain and Portugal who fled from the Reconquista, the Christian reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula, that spanned until the 15th century.

Languages

Morocco has two official languages Arabic and Berber, spoken by majority of the country, and French as an recognized national language. French speakers can be found in most of Morocco however, there are larger concentrations of French speakers in bigger cities. Spanish and English are also common languges in Morocco. 

 

Political Landscape

Morocco's long struggle for independence from France ended in 1956. Gradual political reforms in the 1990s resulted in the establishment of a bicameral legislature in 1997, although the King still possesses the actual political power. 

Art

Morocco has one of the most diverse art scenes in the world. From ancient architecture, to timeless pottery, and stunning carpets. Morocco is a shoppers dream To highlight the beauty in Moroccan  art we have chosen to do a gallery. 

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