Form of Government: constitutional monarchy
Head of Kingdom: VI. Mohammed King (from 1999)
Prime Minister: Abdelilah Benkirane (from 2011)
Independent: 2 March 1956. (from France)
Area: 446 550 km²
Poulation: 32 987
Language: offical language: arabic; othter spoken language: french, berber
Religion: muslim 99%, other (christian, jewish) 1%
Gross Domestic Product(GDP): 254,4 billion USD, per capita: 7 666 USD
Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD) - 1 MAD = 27,87 HUF
Morocco is the country of miracles and opposites. Great rulers fought in the area, dynasties followed each other, while great architects, painters, craftsmen and sculptors of history erected huge palaces, mosques, and gardens. It is also referred to as "the West of the West" and the "Arab West". It's like a romantic tale that blends with the exotic landscape that is spellbound by enchanting royal cities, the snow-covered backbones of the Atlas Mountains, cedar woods, and sandy deserts.
The Moroccan economy has stabilized both at macro and micro level at the beginning of the 1990s. Along with the overcoming of unemployment and the stimulation of trade, the private sector has also begun to develop, both in the agricultural and industrial services sectors. At the same time, the government started a wide-ranging privatization campaign, and in many sectors (transport, telecommunications, etc.) there was a large market expansion. With the support of the European Union and the United States, significant educational and scientific developments have started, aiming to integrate Morocco into the international research and development sphere. All this and the good relationship between the EU and Morocco makes it ideal for Hungarian entrepreneurs to make the North African kingdom a stepping stone for further expansion in Africa.
The oceanic coastline is characterized by a cool, humid, oceanic air stream, which is pleasantly cool in the summer and has a dampening effect on the cold in winter. Along the Mediterranean, the climate is similar to the Spanish and Italian coasts. In the inner and southern areas, the summer is very warm and dry, with mild winters, except for higher areas of the Rif and Atlas Mountains where there is snow and frost in winter. In addition to the latter areas, only the best hotels have heating in winter. Summer is dry and hot, winter is rainfally. The South and south east territories are often threated by sandstorm during Summer.
Morocco is an internationally popular tourist destination, a safe country for tourists in Hungary. Due to the primary economic importance of the tourism sector, the Moroccan authorities pay particular attention to the security of foreign tourists, their accommodation, their relaxation and their fun. In the country, public security is exceptionally good - transport may, however, involve dangers.
Agadir (the best-built resort on the beach, where the climate is very pleasant in winter)
The "royal cities" - Fez, Marrakesh, Meknes, Rabat, - spectacular memories of Moroccan history,
The desert - Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou - adventures on the dunes,
Arganeraie Biosphere Reserve, Sous Massa National Park
The large and small towns of the North (Tanger, Tetouan, Chefchaouen) - a youthful youth entertainment and a historic atmosphere at the same time.