Morocco

Prayer updates for Morocco

The following information is from Operation World

Kingdom of Morocco

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Geography

Area: 458,730 sq km

Northwest corner of Africa. Fertile coastal areas in the north, Atlas mountains inland and Sahara Desert to the south and southeast. A further 252,000 sq km of former Spanish Sahara claimed and occupied by Morocco since 1975.

Population: 32,777,808
Annual Growth: 1.25%

Capital: Rabat

Urbanites: 56.7%

HDI Rank: 130 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 30 (80% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Arabic. Berber is used in many homes. French widely used; English increasing
Languages: 10 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 29,000 0.09 1.3
Evangelicals 4,774 0.0 4.6
Muslim 32,738,475 99.88  

Challenges for Prayer

Moroccan Islam faces serious division as the country increasingly polarizes between Islamists and moderates. The suppression of Christian activity is meant to forestall sectarian conflict desired by extremists in other African Muslim countries. The intensifying difficulties reflect the deepening fault line; most citizens are troubled by the implications and do not wish for religious violence. Islamism finds a fertile recruiting ground especially but not exclusively among the poor and frustrated young population. Pray for peace throughout the nation, and pray that those seeking to commit violence be stymied. Pray for the country’s leaders; may they navigate these troubled waters with wisdom and good decision-making.

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  1. There are warmer plaecs further south but Marrakesh is the closest match to your description.Not sure about Tangier, it gets cold sea drafts from both the Atlantic and the Mediterranean and it can get pretty chilly.

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