Main Facts About Morocco

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Currency
The Moroccan dirham is the official monetary currency of Morocco. It is issued by the Bank Al-Maghrib, the central bank of Morocco. As you can't take Moroccan dirhams out of Morocco, you'll need to spend any cash you have, or convert it back before you leave. To save currency conversion fees, try to plan your spending ahead and make sure you don't have any cash left over when you're traveling home.
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Language
In Morocco there are two official languages, Arabic and Amazigh, which are spoken in the streets and villages of Morocco. Classical Arabic, more commonly known as Literary Arabic, is the administrative language of the country. Generally speaking, you will hear Moroccan Arabic spoken in the streets. English is not widely spoken in Morocco overall, with around one in six or seven people on average having some English skills. However, any holiday resorts or complexes will always have plenty of English speakers in.
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Weather
Most of Morocco, particularly along the coast, experiences a typical Mediterranean climate, with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Marrakesh has an average temperature of 29°C (84°F) and the coldest is January at 12.5°C (55°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 10.8 in July. The wettest month is November with an average of 40.6mm of rain.
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Power Plugs
For Morocco there are two associated plug types, types C and E. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type E is the plug which has two round pins and a hole for the socket's male earthing pin. Morocco operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.
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Population
The current population of Morocco is 37,692,302 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2022 population at 37,772,756.
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Fun Fact
Marrakesh has a rich history, architecture, and culture. It was one of the country’s most important imperial cities. Ali ibn Yusuf, a king of the Almoravid dynasty built red walls to guard the city. Many red buildings were also built within the city. The color gives the city its nickname of "Red City" or "Ochre City".