Total area: 710,850 km2
Population: 32,200,000 (2009 estimate)
Currency: Moroccan dirham (MAD)
Official language: Arabic
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Internet TLD: .ma
Calling code: +212
Morocco is a country situated in North Africa, between Algeria and Western Sahara, and borders the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea,
Just mentioning the name "Morocco" will make your imagination run wild about all kinds of fascinating, exotic and exciting places. On its territory, the legendary Rif and Atlas Mountains are located, as well as the Sahara desert. The beauty and diversity of the country offers something for every traveler -natural beauty, exceptional flora and fauna, a rich history, vibrant cities, popular festivals are found everywhere. Sky-scrapers stand beside modest huts in the desert, while donkeys will take you where taxis cannot get you –welcome to Morocco!
Tourism is a major source of income for the country’s GDP. In Morocco the number of tourists increases consistently from year to year, attracted by the various interesting sights and amazing places here. If you decide to visit Morocco, make sure not to miss Casablanca –a beautiful city with architecture dating mostly from the 20th century, among which the highest building in the country, the Old Medina quarter, Ain Diab area, as well as impressive parks and countless cafes; the city of Rabat; Marrakech – with ancient edifices, palaces, mosques, gardens. If willing to explore the desert, you can refresh yourself in the numerous oases such as Erfoud, Dadés Valley, Tinerhir, Zagora among others.
The best time to pay a visit to Morocco is from October to April, when the weather is cooler. June to September is the peak period, with a large number of tourists visiting the country.
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