11 Facts About Morocco

1. In 2017, Morocco ranked 16th out of 29 countries on the Global Youth Wellbeing Index.

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2. In 2005, The government of Morocco approved two reforms to expand health insurance coverage.

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3. In 2014, Morocco adopted a national plan to increase progress on maternal and child health.

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4. Education in Morocco is free and compulsory through primary school.

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5. In 1986, Morocco became the first Arab and African country to qualify for the second round of the FIFA World Cup.

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6. Under the Almohad dynasty Morocco experienced a period of prosperity and brilliance of learning.

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7. In 1984, Morocco left the Organisation of African Unity in protest at the SADR's admission to the body.

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8. The English name Morocco is an anglicisation of the Spanish "Marruecos", from which derives the Tuscan "Morrocco", the origin of the Italian "Marocco".

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9. The King of Morocco holds vast executive and legislative powers, especially over the military, foreign policy and religious affairs.

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10. In 1912, Morocco was divided into French and Spanish protectorates, with an international zone in Tangier.

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11. In this letter, the King of Morocco expressed his "warm congratulations and sincere wishes.

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