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is a country located in North Africa. It has a population of about 35 million and an area of 710,850 km², including the disputed region of the Western Sahara, seen by and mostly administered by Morocco as the Southern Provinces. Morocco is part of the Maghreb region, in addition to Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania, and Libya, with which it shares cultural, historical and linguistic ties. Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco holds vast executive powers, including the power to dissolve the parliament. Executive power is exercised by the government but more importantly by the king himself. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Assembly of Representatives and the Assembly of Councillors. The king can also issue decrees called dahirs which have the force of law. The latest Parliamentary elections were held in November 25, 2011, and were considered by some neutral observers to be mostly free and fair. Voter turnout in these elections was estimated to be 43% of registered voters, but only about 25% of Moroccan adult citizens actually voted. The rest either chose not to vote or they were not registered as voters. The political capital is Rabat, but the largest city is Casablanca; other main cities include Marrakesh, Tetouan, Tangiers, Salé, Fez, Agadir, Meknes, Oujda, and Nador. Most Moroccans natively speak either Moroccan Arabic or Berber as a mother tongue. Both languages have regional dialects and accents. Hassaniya Arabic is also spoken natively in the southern parts of the country by a small population.

Capital RABAT
Currency Dirham marocchino
Country code 00212
Spoken languages ​​ arabic
Passport

You need your Passport, valid. Only if you are in tourist groups of at least 8 people allowed to enter Morocco with valid identity card needed for border crossing.

Health

On the whole satisfactory. The public health structures are not equal to the European level. In the major cities are private clinics paid for simple interventions and/or urgent. The cost of a shelter can be considerable. It is recommended, therefore, to conclude, before embarking on the trip, an international insurance policy that includes in addition to the coverage of medical expenses also possible emergency repatriation. In major cities you can find good doctors. Pharmacies are numerous and generally well supplied. The ambulance service is generally inadequate. Warnings Tap water is drinkable in big cities (Rabat, Casablanca) but it is however advisable, especially outside the towns, drink bottled water and ice drinks without adding. Avoid eating local cold meats, raw seafood, vegetables raw, unpeeled fruits and unpasteurized milk. Gastro-intestinal disorders are often accompanied by diarrhea and/or vomiting and fever. There are cases of hepatitis and, more rarely, typhus (endemic diseases in Morocco). It signals a resurgence of cases of rabies, which resulted in a high number of deaths in the local population, not only rural. It is recommended to contact a doctor immediately if bitten or scratched by animals, even domestic. If the period of stay continues, are-recommended, after consulting a doctor, vaccinations against: • Rabies (especially for children) If you stay in rural areas where they may come into contact with animals • hepatitis A and b.

Telephony

The temporary importation and the use of mobile phones is permitted. The Morocco is part of the GSM circuit. The roof is almost complete for the three mobile operators, Meditel, Maroc Telecom and Wana. In the mountain areas and desert Maroc Télécom provides better coverage. The temporary importation of CB is allowed.

Climate

the climate is temperate along the coasts, summer temperatures are not very high and winters are mild. Rainfall occurs mostly during the months from November to February and often make roads impassable. In the Interior of the country, temperatures are very high in the summer, with peaks that reach over 40 degrees, while winters are mild; overnight temperatures are very low, especially in the desert. In winter there are heavy snowfalls on the Atlas mountains.

Viability

Licence Italian for a maximum period of 3 months. Car insurance Green card. Short-term insurance: most of the Italian insurance companies does not release the green card for Morocco; a visitor does not have a green card must buy short-term insurance upon his arrival in Morocco. Remember those driving abroad, a car that is not advisable to have a delegation to conduct of the owner, with signature certified by notary, drawn up in French. If you enter in Morocco with a car this will be entered in the customs information system and the computers of all the Moroccan border stations. Tourists who try to leave Morocco without the machine with which arrived in the country will be restrained by border police. It is therefore impossible, except complex customs procedure, get in the car and start without it. In the event of an accident that makes the car intrasportabile or unusable to police authorities to obtain a claim essential to pass customs without your car. It is also absolutely forbidden to sell or give away your machine in Morocco without having completed a long and costly procedure of customs clearance. Compulsory equipment Helmets for motorcyclists: riders and owners of mopeds must wear a protective helmet. Safety belts: all motor vehicles shall be equipped with safety belts on the front seats. The use of seat belts is compulsory; a child of less than ten years may not sit in the front seat Triangle: it is not mandatory for a vehicle imported temporarily have the triangle. Lights: lights use complies with international standards. At night in cities are sufficient position lights, in case of poor visibility takes the lights low beam. Alcohol in blood No traces of alcohol are tolerated. The BAC in the blood must be of 0.00%. If a driver is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol, may be subject to a levy or any other tracking test. Motorway network There is a highway which runs from Casablanca to Tangier to Fès. Transportation: trains work well and cover the North-South (from Tangier to Agadir) and East to Oujda. Air transport is good both for domestic flights and for links with Europe. There are links to "low cost" airlines. The ferries that connect the Spain (Tangier-Tangier-Tarifa, Algeciras, Ceuta-Algeciras) are frequent and quick. There are also weekly maritime connections with Sète (France), with Genoa and Livorno (Tangier). The roads are generally in good condition. The motorway network of Morocco has a length of 1480 km and so is structured: A1: Rabat-Tanger (223 km) A2: Rabat-Fes (190 km) A3: Casablanca-Rabat (90 km) A4: Tangier-Tangier Med port (54 km) A5: Casablanca-El Jadida (114 km) A6: Tetouan-Fnideq (28 km) A7: Casablanca-Marrakech-Agadir (453 miles) A9: Fes-Oujda (328 km) The toll is to be paid in cash. Extreme caution is recommended in the Guide, particularly outside of urban perimeters, given the high accident, even deadly, encountered on the roads-Moroccan highways every year. There are numerous petrol stations where is unleaded and diesel "350" of good quality.

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