Facts & Figures

Country: Kingdom of Morocco

Population: 32.3 million (UN, 2011 estimate)

Capital: Rabat

Area: 442,300 sq km (170,773 sq miles), excluding Western Sahara

Main languages: Arabic (official), Berber, French

Main religions: Islam

Life expectancy: 72 (WHO, 2011)

Literacy rate: Adult [15+] 56%, Youth [15-24] 79% (UNESCO, 2009)

Urban population (% of total): 57% (UN, 2012)

Population under 18 years: 10.8 million (UNICEF, 2011)

Child mortality: 33 children in every 1,000 likely to die before five years (WHO, 2011)

Child nutrition: 3.1% of children below five years underweight (WHO, 2012)

Number of children (0-17) who have lost one/both parents: 650,000 (UNICEF, 2009)