Country briefing: Morocco

News reports and articles 

Latest news about Morocco
A compilation from multiple sources

Brian Whitaker's blog posts about Morocco

Online news sources for Morocco


Basic information

CIA World Factbook
The geography, people, government and economy of Morocco 

BBC country profile
Essential facts, plus politics, media and key dates in Morocco's history 

Local time

Local weather

Maps of Morocco 
(University of Texas)

Currency converter 
Moroccan dirham (MAD)

National holidays

National anthem 
Audio, lyrics and sheet music

More about the flag of Morocco 


History and politics

Morocco timeline
A chronology of key events (BBC)

Western Sahara
Key dates and links

The Berbers of North Africa 
By Anna Jacobs

Draft constitution, 2011 
Full text (in French); English translation here

Constitution, 1996  
(English translation); alternative source

Constitution, 1996  
(official French version)

Previous constitution  
(1992 consolidated version, in English) 

International Crisis Group
Recent reports about Western Sahara

Documents 
Historical and political texts relating to Morocco


Travel 

US State Department 
Consular information and travel advice

British Foreign Office 
Travel advice      

Lonely Planet 
Information for travellers in Morocco

Morocco-Guide 
Destinations and travel tips

Royal Air Maroc  
The national airline

Moroccan railways 
Office National des Chemins de Fer (ONCF)

Argan: the tree of life
The thorny argan tree which grows in south-western Morocco produces a valuable oil

Kif in the Rif
Story of a traveller in search of the world's best hashish [Hip Guide]

Electricity, plugs and sockets 


Economy

World Bank: Morocco 
Comprehensive economic data

Morocco and the IMF

Bank al-Maghrib 
The central bank

USAID
Summary of the programme in Morocco.

Water and agriculture in Morocco
FAO country profile


Morocco: further reading

Lonely Planet Morocco
by Paul Clammer and James Bainbridge, 2014. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

The Rough Guide to Morocco
by Rough Guides, 2016. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

The Caliph's House: A Year in Casablanca 
by Tahir Shah, 2006. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

The Food of Morocco 
by Paula Wolfert, 2011. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Sheltering Sky
A novel by Paul Bowles, 2014 reprint. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

In Morocco 
A travel classic from the eaarly 20th century by Edith Wharton. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

The Villas and Riads of Morocco
by Corinne Verner (author), Cýýcile Trýýal and Jean-Michel Ruiz (photographers), 2005. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

A House in Fez: Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco 
by Suzanna Clarke, 2008. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

For Bread Alone 
A novel by Mohamed Choukri, 2007. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Salvation Army 
An autobiographical novel by Abdellah Taïa, 2009. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

A Traveller's History of North Africa
Barnaby Rogerson, 2000. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Morocco since 1830: A History 
by C. R. Pennell, 2001. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Morocco: The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges 
by Marvine Howe, 2005. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Rome in Africa 
by Susan Raven, 1993. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

The Berbers 
by Michael Brett, 1997. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

The Ancient Mediterranean 
by Michael Grant, 1988. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk