8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Morocco

How much do you think you know about Morocco? Well, you know it’s in North Africa and the capital city is Rabat. But, what else?

Here are some more interesting facts about Morocco you might not have heard of!

8. There is a city painted in blue

Chefchaouen, the blue city of Morocco.

Chefchaouen is the name. It is one of the most beautiful places in Morocco. It is particularly known for being filled with bluewashed houses and ancient but beautiful alleys.

7. Morocco has a national costume called a “Djellaba”

Moroccan man wearing a hooded Djellaba. (Dreamstime)

It is a unisex, one-piece coverall with a hood. Some have incredibly detailed and ornate needlework sewn into them.

6. There are more active cell phones than people

Daria Shevtsova

Here. the love for technology is real. Morocco is home to almost 36 million people. In comparison, there are at least 44 million active cell phones, mainly smartphones, in the country.

5. Morocco has a national drink – Green tea with mint

Moroccan mint tea.

Since 99% of the people are Muslim, alcohol consumption is quite rare. The Green Tea with mint is, however, a worthy replacement and is often nicknamed “Moroccan Whiskey”.

4. Largest producer and exporter of sardines.

Mumtahina Rahman

Sardines take around 62% of the Moroccan fish catch and are also responsible for 91% of the raw material source for the domestic canning industry.

3. Rabat is the capital, but not the largest city!

Rabat is located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg. (KimKim)

Rabat is the capital of Morocco, but it’s only the 7th largest city in the country. Casablanca is the largest city with more than 3.7 million residents.

2. It’s the only exporter of Argan Oil


If you’re an avid user of hair and skincare products, you have likely used some product containing Argan Oil, one of the holy grails of beauty. Argan Oil comes from the Argan tree, which is only found in Morocco.

1. The national motto of Morocco is “Allah, Al Watan, Al-Malik”.


This translates into “God, Homeland, King”.

Quick Fun Facts about Morocco

  1. In Moroccan culture, the liver is considered the centre of love, not the heart. (How does “I’m liver-broken” sound?)
  2. Fatima is the most popular name for girls.
  3. Moroccans love cats but not dogs.
  4.  The most popular TV shows are about Traditional cookery.

How many of these facts about Morocco did you know before reading this? Share your score in the comment section!

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