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Morocco

Mamlaka al-Maghrebia (Kingdom of Morocco)
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Factsheet

  • Capital: Rabat

  • Population estimate, 2015: 34.38 m.

  • GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 6,850

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.628/126=

  • Internet domain extension: .ma

Civil Aviation

The national carrier is Royal Air Maroc, which in 2013 carried 5,856,000 passengers (5,170,000 on international flights). The major international airport is Mohammed V at Casablanca; there are eight other airports. Casablanca handled 7,186,331 passengers in 2012 (6,551,781 on international flights) and 50,567 tonnes of freight. Marrakesh (Menara) handled 3,373,475 passengers in 2012 and Agadir (Al Massira) 1,384,931.

Climate

Morocco is dominated by the Mediterranean climate which is made temperate by the influence of the Atlantic Ocean in the northern and southern parts of the country. Central Morocco is continental while the south is desert. Rabat, Jan. 55 °F (12.9 °C), July 72 °F (22.2 °C). Annual rainfall 23″ (564 mm). Agadir, Jan. 57 °F (13.9 °C), July 72 °F (22.2 °C). Annual rainfall 9″ (224 mm). Casablanca,...

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