Morocco

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Morocco

Kingdom of Morocco

Africa

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Geography

Area: 458,730 sq km

Northwest corner of Africa. Fertile coastal areas in the north, Atlas mountains inland and Sahara Desert to the south and southeast. A further 252,000 sq km of former Spanish Sahara claimed and occupied by Morocco since 1975.

Population: 32,777,808    Annual Growth: 1.25%

Capital: Rabat

Urbanites: 56.7%

HDI Rank: 130 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 30 (80% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Arabic. Berber is used in many homes. French widely used; English increasing    Languages: 10 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians29,0000.091.3
Evangelicals4,7740.04.6
Muslim32,738,47599.88 

Challenges for Prayer

Moroccans migrate in large numbers to search for employment, many illegally and dangerously. There are significant numbers of Moroccans in Europe: in France (approx. 1.1 million); Spain, including Ceuta and Melilla (397,000 and probably an equal number illegally); the Netherlands (315,000); Belgium (215,000); Germany (99,000); and Britain (50,000). Others reside in the Spanish North African enclave cities of Ceuta and Melilla. Pray for the various agencies seeking to reach them in these lands – some include Avant, AWM, Frontiers, YWAM, OM, PMI and WEC.

     For an additional 7 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Morocco.