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Morocco
INTRODUCTION
1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Defense
4. Economy
a. Figures
5. Health
6. Education
a. Universities
7. Demographics
8. Religions
a. Freedom
9. Peoples
10. Languages
11. Human rights
12. History
13. Cities and Towns



























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Index / Demographics
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Demographics



Key figures
Population:
34.9 million
Population density:
78 per square kilometre.
Median age:
25 years
Population growth
1.5%
Fertility
2.5 children/woman.
MENA rank: 8 of 22.

DemographicsDetailed article
With comparison tables for all countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

Through the 20th century, the population of Morocco doubled 8 times, most of this happened from the 1950's until the 1980's.
Population growth has been rather stable since the 1990's, and is presently at 1.5% per year. Fertility rate is now at 2.5 children per mother, which in itself gives a moderate growth in population. Median age is increasing, now having reached 25 years. In short, Morocco is neither one of the countries in the MENA region that has developed European-style demographic trends (like Algeria and Tunisia), nor one of those that presently seem to be out of control (like Mauritania). This is a situation illustrated by the fact that modernization of Morocco is uneven, large parts of the population are part of it, large parts lead traditional lives. This comes well illustrated by Morocco both having many fine universities, yet one of the lowest literacy rates of MENA.
Projections make the Moroccan population pass 50 million by the middle of this century. This appears by no means dramatic, Morocco is presently far from overpopulated.
More information of demography is found in other Morocco articles about ethnic composition, first languages spoken and religious adherence. There is also information relevant to demographics under education and health.

Year Density
(per km²)
Change
1890 3,350,000 8
1900 3,800,000 9 13%
1910 4,330,000 10 14%
1920 5,140,000 12 19%
1930 6,210,000 14 21%
1940 7,500,000 17 21%
1950 8,950,000 20 19%
1960 11,700,000 26 31%
1970 15,200,000 34 30%
1980 19,400,000 43 28%
1990 25,600,000 57 32%
2000 30,100,000 67 18%
2009 34,900,000 78 16%





By Tore Kjeilen