Capital Rabat

Population 33,337,529

Area 446,550 km2

Key facts

Morocco is a country located in Northern Africa. There are 3 countries (Algeria, Spain, Western Sahara) that Morocco shares its borders with. The official language of Morocco is Arabic. Traveling across Morocco if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Morocco was ranked 71st out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Morocco is Moroccan dirham (MAD). The dirham (م.د.) is subdivided into 100 santim (santimat).


20 dirhams50 dirhams100 dirhams200 dirhams


0.5 dirhams1 dirhams2 dirhams5 dirhams10 dirhams1 santimat5 santimat10 santimat20 santimat50 santimat5 santimat

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Morocco is 42.91 Mbps and mobile is 59.6 Mbs.The global average is 192.75 Mbps and 130.75 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Morocco has less ATMs.28.92 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Morocco, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Morocco. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 127 V, 220 V, 50 Hz  Type E 127 V, 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2024, Morocco will celebrate 9 national public holidays. The next one Enthronement will take place on July 30.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2024 New Year’s DayRas l’ âm
January 11, 2024 Proclamation of IndependenceTakdim watikat al-istiqlal
May 1, 2024 Labour DayEid Ash-Shughl
July 30, 2024 EnthronementEid Al-Ârch
August 14, 2024 Zikra Oued Ed-DahabOued Ed-Dahab Day
August 20, 2024 Revolution of the King and the PeopleThawrat al malik wa shâab
August 21, 2024 Youth DayEid Al Chabab
November 6, 2024 Green MarchEid Al Massira Al Khadra
November 18, 2024 Independence DayEid Al Istiqulal


What hotel chains are present in Morocco?

There are Mariott hotels in 2 cities: Fes and Rabat.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Morocco.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Morocco.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Morocco.

There are Radisson hotels in 5 cities.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Morocco.

What fast food chains are present in Morocco?

The McDonald’s chain operates in Morocco.

The KFC chain operates in Morocco.

The Burger King chain operates in Morocco.

The Subway chain operates in Morocco.

The Domino’s Pizza chain operates in Morocco.

The Starbucks chain operates in Morocco.


What is the weather like in Rabat?

Today the sun in Rabat, rises at 6:17 AM and sets at 8:32 PM. The climate of Rabat may be categorized as a Mediterranean (Csa), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayMay 30FogLow: 19.4°C (66.92°F)High: 23.7°C (74.66°F)
FridayMay 31FogLow: 17.4°C (63.32°F)High: 26.2°C (79.16°F)
SaturdayJun 1FogLow: 18.1°C (64.58°F)High: 24.7°C (76.46°F)
SundayJun 2FogLow: 18.1°C (64.58°F)High: 24.7°C (76.46°F)
MondayJun 3OvercastLow: 18°C (64.4°F)High: 24.7°C (76.46°F)
TuesdayJun 4Partly cloudlyLow: 18.3°C (64.94°F)High: 24.3°C (75.74°F)

Weather data for Rabat (capital city) by


Railways There are passenger trains , and some of them are high-speed trains.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Uber is available only in one city: Casablanca. Bolt is not available in Morocco.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Morocco.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.7, Morocco is placed 33rd out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Morocco traffic is right-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  27.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 17.00 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Morocco

19 Police
15 Ambulance
15 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage is prohibited, but medical use is legal.

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