Transnational_issues of Morocco

Disputes - international:claims and administers Western Sahara whose sovereignty remains unresolved - UN-administered cease-fire has remained in effect since September 1991, but attempts to hold a referendum have failed and parties thus far have rejected all brokered proposals; Morocco protests Spain's control over the coastal enclaves of Ceuta, Melilla, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera, the islands of Penon de Alhucemas and Islas Chafarinas, and surrounding waters; discussions have not progressed on a comprehensive maritime delimitation, setting limits on resource exploration and refugee interdiction, since Morocco's 2002 rejection of Spain's unilateral designation of a median line from the Canary Islands; Morocco serves as one of the primary launching areas of illegal migration into Spain from North Africa
Illicit drugs:one of the world's largest producers of illicit hashish; shipments of hashish mostly directed to Western Europe; transit point for cocaine from South America destined for Western Europe; significant consumer of cannabis

Morocco Quickstats

  • Population: 33,757,175 (July 2007 est.)
  • Area: 446,550 sq km
  • Density: 70 /km² (122nd)
  • GDP (total): $152.5 billion (54th)
  • GDP (per capita): $152.5 billion (54th)
  • Literacy: 52.3%

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  • Currency: Moroccan dirham (MAD)
  • Dial code: +212

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Morocco Internet

  • Usage: 4,600,000
  • Penetration: 15.1 %
  • Top Domain: .mo

WT eBusiness info:

  • Success Ranking: 100
  • Market testing: Untested
  • Overall risk: High
  • Overall reward: Low


  • Tourism: 10%
  • eCommerce: 10%
  • Gaming: 10%
  • eLearning: 10%

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